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TheLocksmith

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My brother wants to do kayak fishing with me but he doesn’t want to do any paddling.

So my question is what is the best way to get a kayak going with the trolling motor?

What are the important need to knows?

What is a good kayak in the $500 to $800 (not including the motor) range and that can support someone that is 6’3 280 pounds?




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A small boat and tell him that he has to pay for it!!!
Enjoy this slide show that were taken today:
Link to Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor-7/15/17 NCKA Fishing Tournament:

Link to 7-15-17 Striper?Hali Tournament Slideshow:

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Im lazy these days so i can relate.

Sounds like the best kayak is a 10-12' aluminum boat with a trolling motor and a pair of batteries. Everything about kayakfishing is work, loading/unloading, setup, paddling, fighting wind/current, hell just the thought of changing into a drysuit and pfd get me burnt out.  Im all about backing the boat in and sipping coffee as i blast from spot to spot :)



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A Hobie, though they're not cheap.
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A used beater 12' jon boat with trailer can be found in that price range.  It doesn't sound like he wants a kayak.


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Put a motor on it and the DMV will have its hands in your wallet for as long as you own the kayak.


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Just tell him to stay home and go with your experienced fishing buddies! hahaha! 
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Im lazy these days so i can relate.

Sounds like the best kayak is a 10-12' aluminum boat with a trolling motor and a pair of batteries. Everything about kayakfishing is work, loading/unloading, setup, paddling, fighting wind/current, hell just the thought of changing into a drysuit and pfd get me burnt out.  Im all about backing the boat in and sipping coffee as i blast from spot to spot :)



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12’ boat
At 280 lbs I would suggest a 14 ft aluminum if 2 will be fishing. If he really wants to yak, then a beater hobie with a watersnake TM might be the way to go.


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Tell his ass to stay home. Kayak fishing is not for him.
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Tell his ass to stay home. Kayak fishing is not for him.

^^^^THIS!
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Yeah he will never be on a yak. Tell the slacker to stick to the remote control.


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Just tell him to stay home and go with your experienced fishing buddies! hahaha!

This is exactly what I did!


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Just tell him to stay home and go with your experienced fishing buddies! hahaha!

This is exactly what I did!


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Lol!  Some of my best fishing trips have been ditching the slackers and crybabies!  Where are the pictures?
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