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TOPIC: Newbie to Kayak fishing - how much?

Newbie to Kayak fishing - how much? 2 months 6 days ago #1


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Hi, I'm very interested in Kayak fishing. Guys, how much do cost kayaks?
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Re:Newbie to Kayak fishing - how much? 1 month 2 weeks ago #2


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Like many things as much as one wants to spend.

Kayak can be bought new from a few hundred dollars to several thousand.

Being new to things, a used boat may be in order. Troll Craigslist and/or your local Facebook selling groups. With Craigslist, you can put a standing search in and be notified when something that matches your criteria is posted.

Generally speaking, I think you should be looking for a sit on top in the 12 foot range. No need to look exclusively for the 'Angler' models, any boat will fish and can be customized to suit your specific needs.

When looking at used boats, you can compare new prices for similar models online. Don't forget to factor in accessories that are included with used boats. If local dealers have demo days or rent boats, that can be a good way to try different models.

Good luck in the search.

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Newbie to Kayak fishing - how much? 1 month 2 weeks ago #3


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Somewhere in the neighborhood of $400 to $4,000 dollars.

Lots of kinds, makes, models, weights, lengths and features.


I paid around $500 for mine and added the gear to make it sufficient from my fishing needs. Probably another $500 (not counting rods, reels and tackle).
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Newbie to Kayak fishing - how much? 1 week 6 days ago #4


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I decided to go the cheap route last year and got a sit-in Pelican from Costco. The yak was only $300, but by the time I added accessories (including most recently a fish finder), I have about $700 in to my kayak. Works fantastic so far. You can check it here if you are interested:

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