On a recent trip with a group of family members, I had the both the best and the worst times of my life. During our trip we experienced many new and exciting things. One of which was our fishing trip down the river in the best fishing Kayak I have ever been in. One of the activities that we had chosen was to take a fishing trip down the river on kayaks. Problem was that I had no kayak. The search for the perfect fishing kayak was on.
Open or Closed Top Kayak
On my hunt for a kayak, I found that there are many types of kayaks to choose from. Each one offers the user a slightly different set of specifications to where the kayak will perform the best. There are kayaks that you can sit in with the top exposed, or there are models that completely enclose the lower portion of the body. The type of kayak for rafting in fast moving water where the water will be splashing a lot would be the enclosed model. For the type of outdoor fun that we were planning, we decided on the model that had the open top. The area that we were targeting to get to the big fish was located in a calm and quiet canal off of a larger river. Next decision was which open topped one to get.
Open Top Features
The makers of kayaks have thought of everything when designing these vessels for the enthusiast. This kayak has everything that you could need except for the fish. The one that I chose had a multitude of features like the side rails, storage space, a place to hang my live well, rod holders, plenty of leg room, and a comfortable seat. I quickly learned of the stability of this kayak when I ended up with two fish on at one time. I was not at all afraid of falling in despite my moving about, and I was able to land both fish! Over the next few hours we enjoyed paddling up and down the waterways and trying our luck in a variety of spots.
Buying a kayak to travel to the lesser visited parts of lakes and rivers is an excellent idea. Being able to go where the boater can not, lends itself to a great trip into the calm and tranquility of the great outdoors and possibly the catch of a lifetime.