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Is a canoe or kayak better for fishing? 10 months 6 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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Is a canoe or kayak better for fishing? 10 months 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? 10 months 4 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? 10 months 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? 10 months 2 days 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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Is a canoe or kayak better for fishing? 7 months 1 week ago #6


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Kayak fishing is a little harder then canoe fishing. I prefer my kayak though.
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Is a canoe or kayak better for fishing? 3 months 1 week ago #7

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Is a canoe or kayak better for fishing? 2 months 4 weeks ago #8


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I came to kayak fishing after being a life-long canoe angler. The deciding factor was wind. compared to a kayak, almost any canoe will be at the mercy of the wind. I'm using a Wildy Radar 135 and it has enough room in-hull and on-deck to let me go camping and fishing for a week, and still access those hidden "honey-holes".
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Is a canoe or kayak better for fishing? 2 months 4 weeks ago #9


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I feel a sit on top kayak has more room at least for me from a comfort stand point than a canoe. I feel less claustrophobic with a sit on top kayak with a stadium style seat. Now if you are comparing a canoe to a sit in style kayak then yeah I'd probably take the canoe. It all depends on what style of kayak you are comparing the canoe to.
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Is a canoe or kayak better for fishing? 2 months 3 weeks ago #10


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Depends on a lot of factors, to many to list... its mostly a personal opinion. There really is no single correct answer to that question.

I have and use a canoe, kayak, and SUP.. for fishing mainly inshore S Florida areas and in the fresh/brackish water canals, lakes, and swamps.

As far as putting a larger fish somewhere, I had a Kazkazi Dorado kayak that is a fiberglass SOT made in S. Africa, that has a fairly large fish box. It was accessed thru the center between your legs by lifting the door, like a console in the car, and slide the fish in, or a 10" round screw top hatch on the forward deck.

If you go up North you will see more sit inside kayaks being used, and down South its the opposite most people are using sit-on-to kayaks.

Here in the Sunny South most guys who fish what they call offshore, (I call near shore), catch Kingfish and will have some sort of fish bag attached to the bow area loaded with ice to keep fish...
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