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Kayak for pond fishing...recommend a good one

Postby GOHUNT » Thu May 17, 2018 8:12 pm

I’m thinking about buying one (or 2) to fish still water but know nothing about them. Recommend a 1) reasonably priced and 2) fishing functionable one. Thanks in advance...
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Re: Kayak for pond fishing...recommend a good one

Postby Forvols » Thu May 17, 2018 8:17 pm

Not a yak..but I got a 10f pond prowler from BPS...2 seats thing is great..for 1 or 2 people had it in a lot of rivers too...
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Re: Kayak for pond fishing...recommend a good one

Postby TreyB » Thu May 17, 2018 8:49 pm

What’s ur price range?
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Re: Kayak for pond fishing...recommend a good one

Postby GOHUNT » Fri May 18, 2018 2:35 am

TreyB wrote:What’s ur price range?


$600 or less. Been looking on Craigslist at used ones and see some pretty nice looking setups. I’m 6’2”, 240 lbs and 56 years old so not looking king for the smallest, sporting kayak. I love me the looks/fishability of the sit-on setups rather than the sit in.
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Re: Kayak for pond fishing...recommend a good one

Postby RUGER » Fri May 18, 2018 4:10 am

My son and his girlfriend bought 2 last year.
They got them at walmart.
His is green (with rod holders) and hers is pink.
They absolutely love them.
Pffft forget that, I'm going fishin'
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Postby Dirt Dobber » Fri May 18, 2018 6:22 am

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Above your $$$ range, but they’re good and tough
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Re: Kayak for pond fishing...recommend a good one

Postby GOHUNT » Fri May 18, 2018 6:26 am

now looking at the little plastic boats like forvols recommended. That might be more of what I need. I want small, but to be able to sit up so as to see down into the water. Now looking for a used one already rigged up.
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Re: Kayak for pond fishing...recommend a good one

Postby Dale3 » Fri May 18, 2018 3:48 pm

Coleman Crawdad also a good set up with some room. Wish I had never sold mine.
I have also had a pond prowler. I prefer the Crawdad over the Prowler myself
Right now I have a Mad River Adventure 16 Canoe which I also like very much.
I also was going to buy a Kayak but bought the Mad River Adventure 16 Canoe instead.
I was looking at kayaks and ran across the Mad River Canoes and just really liked how they were made and laid out
https://www.madrivercanoe.com/us/canoes/adventure-16
Also comes in a 14 foot. The Multichine hull design makes it more stable than your normal Canoe
There is a nice used red one for sale on Nashville Craigslist right now asking $700 OBO
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Re: Kayak for pond fishing...recommend a good one

Postby TreyB » Fri May 18, 2018 3:57 pm

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Re: Kayak for pond fishing...recommend a good one

Postby Forvols » Fri May 18, 2018 4:14 pm

Yeah I'm hanging on to my 10ft pond prowler. I use a 55lb trolling motor on it. With me and my son both of us over 6ft tall and 220lb, it will push us up and down the Holston river pretty easily and even better on a pond or lake channels (I don't take it out in the main lake channels/boating areas) Had it out on Cherokee a few times my daughter has used on Boone and Patrick henry lakes. Also have a portable fish finder I mount the transducer to the motor head. I have a rack on my truck that sits about 12in above the roll up cover, I put the boat on the rack and all my camping gear in the truck bed still have easy access to the truck bed and its all protect from the weather with the rollup cover.

ETA: I fished a lot out of a BP pond prowler my buddy had when I was in the navy, year round. All the lakes in the Tidewater VA area had HP limitations or were no gas motor at all..So when we moved back to TN and with the Holston river, I knew exactly what I wanted for a small boat on the river. Very shallow draft on most the boats too..so getting into shallow water is no issue.
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Re: Kayak for pond fishing...recommend a good one

Postby nitro_z17 » Tue May 22, 2018 7:45 pm

RUGER wrote:My son and his girlfriend bought 2 last year.
They got them at walmart.
His is green (with rod holders) and hers is pink.
They absolutely love them.

This^^^^^^
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Re: Kayak for pond fishing...recommend a good one

Postby GOHUNT » Tue May 22, 2018 9:49 pm

I picked up a new pond prowler this eve. Got $70 off with coupon code “mayten” and had bout $400 in points so not too much out of pocket. Maybe I can try it out this upcoming long weekend!
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Re: Kayak for pond fishing...recommend a good one

Postby double browtine » Wed May 23, 2018 9:15 am

GOHUNT wrote:I picked up a new pond prowler this eve. Got $70 off with coupon code “mayten” and had bout $400 in points so not too much out of pocket. Maybe I can try it out this upcoming long weekend!


You are going to enjoy that pond prowler. They are probably the best way to fish small waters. You are alot higher off the water than a canoe or kayak, and it makes casting easier. Make sure to post up some pics of your first catch.
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Re: Kayak for pond fishing...recommend a good one

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Re: Kayak for pond fishing...recommend a good one

Postby MickThompson » Wed May 23, 2018 6:16 pm

nitro_z17 wrote:Now....if money is no object

http://www.bonafidekayaks.com/ss107-sit ... ing-kayak/


Shoot, if we’re spending someone else’s money...

http://kayakcity.com/2018-hobie-mirage- ... gKStPD_BwE


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