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Suggest me a beginners all purpose Kayak - SaltwaterCentral.Com
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Suggest me a beginners all purpose Kayak - SaltwaterCentral.Com
September 24, 2018 6:40 pm EST
Location: 33.436N 77.743W
Wind Dir: ENE (70°)
Wind Speed: 14 knots
Wind Gust: 16 knots
AT Ps: 30.12 in (1020.0 mb)
Air Temp: 82°F (27.6°C)
Dew Point: 73°F (22.8°C)
Water Temp: 82°F (27.5°C)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:00 am    Post subject: Suggest me a beginners all purpose Kayak Reply with quote

All the helpful info this community has provided got me hooked. Now I have a new money pit to worry about! Fishing the banks are getting boring and I'm not ready to finance a boat........ yet! Baby steps. I am now looking into Kayaks to expand my fishing horizon. What can you guys suggest as an all-around Fishing Kayak but mainly for fishing?

My primary access to waters is going to be Folsom Lake. Thank you again in advance.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I donít know where Folsom Lake is but check your local kayak shops for Demo Days. A lot have end of season sales on New and rental kayaks. Demo days let you try it out before you buy it. Also think about renting several during several outings to see what fits you b
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd look for a Wilderness systems tarpon 120 or ride 135, both these are sit on tops. Any of the Ocean Kayak sit on tops would be fine as well. Native makes some nice boats as well.

Price depends on features, rudder, seat, movable foot braces, etc.

I try and pick them up used on craigslist when they pop up for around $5-700, new they will buck you $1,200 or more.
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cwayne wrote:
I donít know where Folsom Lake is


Its right next to Folsom Prison. Its where all the waste water/sewage from the prison is collected. eew

This is just from another spam/ads post just like the other guy on here (offshoreoffice) who is always talking about going out fishing with whoever but he always put the links to his clickbait youtube channel in here or a link to a specific product that he is trying to promote/sell. I am sure Capt Dave will be shutting these guys down soon. Seems like this site is getting more and more of them each day.
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My son fishes kayaks. He is currently on his 4th kayak. It is an old town predator. The grayish black sit on top model. I never liked any of them until he got the predator. It's hard to turn over and if you want to stand up to fish it is very stable. We stole his for $500. Not a scratch on it. Got is from an army doctor that couldn't take it with him. Just happened to be looking at FB market place at the right minute. It was the one good thing that came from wife's time on FB.

From my experience a sit in model kills the hell out of my back after about 39 min so I don't recommend them.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kathy I fish a lot out of canoes at OKI so do not do a rollover on a oyster bar. NC's oyster shells are sharper than a razor blade trust me !! Watched Hank Parker rollover twice in one show. ROFLOL
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