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Is a canoe or kayak better for fishing? 3 weeks 5 days ago #1


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I prefer to canoe, as I have more room in it. Typically fishing for fish (
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) that are 3′ or longer (Stripped Bass and Northern Pike) in rivers. Most of the kayaks I’ve seen would not allow me to put one of those anywhere but in between my legs inside - and I don’t want one that closes;-) Hanging overboard on a stringer would probably cause problems, I’ve had Blues and Strippers rip mackerels off my stringer when I’ve left them over the side.
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Is a canoe or kayak better for fishing? 3 weeks 4 days ago #2


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Although a canoe does have it's advantages I prefer a kayak due to the ability to be closer to the water and the self draining. To each his own though. Heck there are times I even like my jon boat over either a canoe or a kayak
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Is a canoe or kayak better for fishing? 3 weeks 3 days ago #3


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I prefer a kayak. I use a cooler bag on the front to put my fish.
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Is a canoe or kayak better for fishing? 3 weeks 3 days ago #4


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I still use both. I prefer my Yak but some places I would rather take my Canoe. :up:
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Is a canoe or kayak better for fishing? 3 weeks 1 day ago #5


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Depends on which canoe, depends on which kayak, depends on which river.

I like both, but for rivers with any current I prefer the kayak. Also where I plan on covering a lot of distance or in any wind.

I rarely keep anything I catch from a kayak (when I go for perch it's from a larger boat and catfish from the bank). Occasionally I have a 55 lb Airedale behind me . . . and that's as difficult I imagine as a good sized fish. Especially when he tries to help.
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