Inflatable Fishing Kayaks
Inflatable Fishing kayaks offers many more advantages than fishing from other boats. Whether your bass fishing or even fly-fishing, they offer benefits for all anglers.
Here are just a few:
Nothing scares fish away like a big old rumbling motor. Inflatable Kayaks have the stealth element that’ll help you catch more fish. You’ also enjoy the peace and tranquillity whilst you wait.
An inflatable kayak can go more places than other boats or even regular kayaks. You can easily navigate narrow stretches of water and shallow depths of water.
If you’re river fishing and there’s obstacles you can carry the boat past them and continue fishing.
There’s also the added fact that you can fold-up and transport an inflatable kayak. This means you can take it in the trunk of a car even on a backpack to find waters that are not over-fished.
Inflatable kayaks are cheaper than their hardshell cousins and other comparable boats. This’ll save you money you can spend on more fishing gear.
Types of Fishing Kayaks
There are two main-types of fishing kayaks – sit-on-top and sit-on. Both offer different benefits and we’ll take a brief look at them in turn.
Inflatable Sit-on-top for Fishing
A sit-on-top kayak is when the seat is above the hull, rather than it it. This offers many advantages for anglers and it’s why the sit-on-top is the preferred type of fishing kayak.
For one, it’s easier to stand-up and cast. It’s also easier to get out the boat incase you fancy a bit of wading. This type of kayak also has more storage area which is essential for anglers.
Inflatable kayaks make a great choice for fishing as they are usually wider and more stable than regular kayaks. Yes, you’ll sacrifice some speed but the aim should be to catch fish.
There are some kayaks on the market that have the stability of a stand-up paddle board and they’re great for fishing.
Inflatable Sit-In Fishing Kayak
As you’ve probably guessed, with this type of kayak the seat is part of the hull. This offers advantages when your fishing cold rivers as you won’t get so wet.
You’ll also find the kayak more responsive and stable as your center-of-gravity is much lower.
However, the disadvantage is it’s harder to stand-up and get out of the boat, so wading is not an option.
Tandem Fishing Kayaks
There’s some really great inflatable tandem kayaks for fishing. They come in either sit-on-top or sit-in varieties and many are convertible. This means if you don’t want to take somebody along for the trip you can remove the seat and make use of the extra storage space.