Best Fishing Kayak
Taking all of these factors into consideration, I initially bought a 10 foot Perception sit-inside which served me well for several years. (By the way, the lifespan of a roto-molded boat is probably going to be 9 or 10 years for the average fisherman, unless the boat is stored in the sun. UV rays tend to turn the plastic brittle over time and eventually it cracks.) When I replaced that boat last year I did move up to the 12 footer, primarily because I wanted a dry storage well and a little extra room in the bow. In North Carolina, we fish year-round and the water in December and January is just too cold for comfort in a SOT… for me, anyway. I paid around $700 for my boat and that’s probably where most entry-level kayak anglers will want to be, give or take $100. Of course, you can spend as much as you want on a fishing kayak, with the top-of-the-line models coming in just south of the price of a low-end bass boat.