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Hello,

Been looking at getting a kayak for fishing over the past couple months and I'm really not sure which route to take. Wanted to know/see what everyone uses, pros and cons, ideal rog etc. I think having a trolling motor available would be an awesome feature to have for trolling or hands free. The predator XL minn kota seems ideal but costly.

Any experiences/pics are greatly appreciated!


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Not mine, but, probably a lot more cost effective than the factory made equivalent.
 

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You will have to try some before you know what you like. I am a long time paddler before I decided to try the kayak fishing. Because I did lots of whitewater kayaking, I do not like the feeling of a sit-on-top kayak because I don't feel the same control on my boat. So I went for the sit in kayak. You do lose the room. You don't have as much room to rig it like the video above, but it's all in taste. Mine I can have 2 rod on the boat with a net (2 rod holder in the back and one in the front.) full anchor system, which is awesome.

If you look in the states and have it ship to the border it might be cheaper. Mine is the Old Town Dirigo 106 Angler. Only 10 Feet long, so very short and easy to carry around. See the video, that when I went last summer. Landing several cat fish. Very stabble.



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Most likely Brereton in the Whiteshell. Been fishing it for 30+ years and lots of places to go.

Maybe next weekend if the weather improves.
 

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I have recently become interested in kayak fishing and am trying to decide between the pelican maxim 100x or the castaway 100. any body have opinions on the matter?
 

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My 2 cents - go with the sit on - the Castaway. if you are a bigger guy - go with a 12 ft. I tend to get wet as the Castaway sits closer to the water. It only has a 250 lb capacity. The Strike has more cargo capacity (space for all your stuff) plus can hold up to 350 lbs. And it sits a little higher in the water.
 

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I cant seem to find the strike 120x locally. everyone only carries the castaway. as a bigger guy who wants to use the kayak for multi day trips. the 250lb weight limit doesnt help. Anyone know where i could find one?
 

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Canadian Tire shows the strike 120x angler in stock at the Kenaston store.

And Costo has them listed on their website.
 

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So it's not fully rigged yet, but here's my Jackson Cruise 12 angler (Thank you to Murds, he has more jackson kayaks for sale here:http://www.manitobafishingforum.com/forum/14-buy-sell/117737-jackson-fishing-kayaks-sale.html)

I've rigged up the usual milk crate/rod holder setup with a few personal touches. put on a temporary anchor trolley and a couple other basics.

Recently had a chance to get it wet so here it is. I'm absolutely in love with this thing, it's a great kayak.

 

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Looks awesome, enjoy! We'll have to head out sometime!

Thanks. And yes we will, I'm looking forward to the weather warming up a bit and doing some fishing from it once the season opens up again.
 

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Here's a shot of my Jackson Cruise Angler 12 from when I was launching on Saturday. All rigged up and ready to go.

 
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