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Apollobeachsam

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Who makes the smallest kayak that's somewhat fishable.

I'm thinking about carrying one on that boat so I can get closer to tailers and such.. after making a long run.

So far the featherlite 9.5' seems to be the ticket.

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Hobie makes a 9ft fishing kayak with the pedal system.


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Try the Moorea Daylite Paddler. Its 8ft long, 30in wide, and very stable. It's not exactly the fastest kayak but it will do the job for what you are describing. PM MDX15. He used to own one and he can tell you all about it.


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Hobie makes a 9ft fishing kayak with the pedal system.

there would be no use to the mirage drive when going for tailing reds

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Try the Moorea Daylite Paddler. Its 8ft long, 30in wide, and very stable. It's not exactly the fastest kayak but it will do the job for what you are describing. PM MDX15. He used to own one and he can tell you all about it.

i dont think sam would want to paddle a twinkie go for the feather lite sam

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You could probably get in and out of the "twinkie" easier and quieter  though since the feather lite is a sit inside.

I would suggest a Malibu Mini X.

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Hobie makes a 9ft fishing kayak with the pedal system.

there would be no use to the mirage drive when going for tailing reds

What?
It makes no noise. You can pedal and fish. How would that not work.

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I think he is talking about how a Hobie Mirage Drive works best in water 16 or more inches deep.  Sam's not talking about padling miles here.  It sounds like he wants to park the boat just off of a flat and paddle into the shallowest spots quietly.


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I think he is talking about how a Hobie Mirage Drive works best in water 16 or more inches deep.  Sam's not talking about padling miles here.  It sounds like he wants to park the boat just off of a flat and paddle into the shallowest spots quietly.



Yes that's exactly what I want to do... I've tried wading to them but in certain areas the ground is just way too soft...

A boat can't get close enough because they can feel the pressure of water approaching. When someone is poling they are too high and can be spotted by the fish.

A small yak(that's can be fitted easily on top of a skiff).. that's stable .. so I can carry camera equipment... would be the ticket.

I will check  the one's you guys mentioned out.. thanks!


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Try the Moorea Daylite Paddler. Its 8ft long, 30in wide, and very stable. It's not exactly the fastest kayak but it will do the job for what you are describing. PM MDX15. He used to own one and he can tell you all about it.



I have one, it's slow, but stable.  Definitely the smallest yak I've seen and works fine for me fishing wise.
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Sam,
this link may give you some options to look at...
http://www.sit-on-topkayaking.com/KayakData/KayakStats7.asp


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Originally Posted by angler92

Hobie makes a 9ft fishing kayak with the pedal system.

there would be no use to the mirage drive when going for tailing reds

What?
It makes no noise. You can pedal and fish. How would that not work.

if the reds are tailing its to shallow


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malibou mini-x would be a great option, its 9.5 feet with room enough for all your rigging, and its a SOT. My cousin owns one and I tell you, its a sweet little kayak.


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you have a pm.
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Originally Posted by angler92

Hobie makes a 9ft fishing kayak with the pedal system.

there would be no use to the mirage drive when going for tailing reds

What?
It makes no noise. You can pedal and fish. How would that not work.

if the reds are tailing its to shallow

Damn how shallow is it going to get Merrick? The Hobie can get pretty shallow even with the peddle fins. I don't think Sam wants to pay that much for a kayak tho. Look at the Moorea, who cares if it goes slow. As long as it can hold your stuff and is stable your fine. Also why do you have to disagree on pretty much everything Jacob or i have to say??

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