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Lightweight fishing kayak

Post by dmoney » Tue May 17, 2016 11:15 am

Looking for some suggestions for a lightweight fishing kayak in the 12 ft range. I have a 80+ lb wilderness systems ride 115x and sometimes I just don't feel like lugging that thing around and using the ratcheting system to get in on my roof when I'm alone. Also, i'd like to have another kayak to bring friends with me. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Lightweight fishing kayak

Post by ssramage » Tue May 17, 2016 11:23 am

Old Town Guide 119

Only weighs about 30#.

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Re: Lightweight fishing kayak

Post by Jwray » Tue May 17, 2016 11:46 am

The Heritage Featherlite is only $249. Awesome little sit inside kayak. 45lbs.

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Re: Lightweight fishing kayak

Post by weimed » Tue May 17, 2016 1:12 pm

Get the Ocean Trident, 60lbs and it's one of the fastest paddle yaks on the Market.

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Re: Lightweight fishing kayak

Post by jbond352 » Tue May 17, 2016 1:29 pm

Bic Ace-Tec Wing. 12'6" fishing SUP that weighs less than 35 lbs!!!!
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Re: Lightweight fishing kayak

Post by Kahuna13 » Tue May 17, 2016 2:00 pm

jbond352 wrote:Bic Ace-Tec Wing. 12'6" fishing SUP that weighs less than 35 lbs!!!!
"Available and ready for delivery today right here in the classifieds forum!!" :lol:

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Re: Lightweight fishing kayak

Post by dmoney » Tue May 17, 2016 6:34 pm

Thanks guys. A canoe, sit in kayak, sit on top kayak, and sup. Lots to think about. The sup is intriguing. Would it be safe to cross the ICW on a sup?

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Re: Lightweight fishing kayak

Post by Plan B » Wed May 18, 2016 8:18 am

What kind of budget are you targeting?

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Re: Lightweight fishing kayak

Post by syl17 » Wed May 18, 2016 8:44 am

Malibu Mini-X

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Re: Lightweight fishing kayak

Post by captmallyboog » Wed May 18, 2016 10:32 am

Mini x is sweet.
I have one I got at Strike Zone last year.
Much easier to carry than the X Factor I have.
Malibu X Factor
Malibu Mini X

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Re: Lightweight fishing kayak

Post by dmoney » Wed May 18, 2016 10:59 am

captmallyboog wrote:Mini x is sweet.
I have one I got at Strike Zone last year.
Much easier to carry than the X Factor I have.

The mini x does look sweet especially for my wife or when I'm feeling lazy and don't want to lug around the heavy kayak.

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Re: Lightweight fishing kayak

Post by dmoney » Thu May 19, 2016 10:52 am

I went with the mini x from strike zone. Took it for a quick test ride and it is extremely stable (a little slow) but to be expected for such a short and wide kayak. I was even able to stand up in calm water- very cool for only a 10 ft kayak. They are having a tent sale and they hooked me up. Definitely go check out strike zone if you are looking for fishing stuff! :cheers:

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Re: Lightweight fishing kayak

Post by Plan B » Thu May 19, 2016 11:34 am

cool.

speakin of, how was the "Tent Sale" this time? Any "can't resist" deals? Wasnt too impressed the last go around.....

back in the day I've spent a small fortune at those things though.

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Re: Lightweight fishing kayak

Post by dmoney » Thu May 19, 2016 11:41 am

Plan B wrote:cool.

speakin of, how was the "Tent Sale" this time? Any "can't resist" deals? Wasnt too impressed the last go around.....

back in the day I've spent a small fortune at those things though.
Actually i went in yesterday while they were setting up the tent sale, but he still gave me the sale on the kayak a day early. I also bought a seat and he threw in a folding measuring stick for free for good luck haha. Great guys there! The sale looked massive and they told me some stuff would be 50% off or more but i haven't been back to see.

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Re: Lightweight fishing kayak

Post by Trapper Jeff » Fri May 20, 2016 12:52 am

Native Watercraft Slayer10 propel 56 pounds of hands-free fishing go see John at Black Creek he will fix you up

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