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Old 01-12-18, 03:02 PM   #11
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Hi guys,

I am in the market for the lightest, cheapest fishing kayak I can find for fishing small ponds. I need to be able to carry it on my shoulder (more or less) for short distances to launch in small, isolated bodies of water.

Speed, stability, tracking don't matter much. Only the ability to get on the water cheap and easy. I have a 12 foot fishing kayak but it weighs 86lbs before gear. Too heavy to haul up and down hills and down paths to the pond/river!

Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 01-12-18, 10:40 PM   #12
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Old 01-13-18, 12:59 PM   #13
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Old 01-13-18, 01:48 PM   #14
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Hi guys,

I am in the market for the lightest, cheapest fishing kayak I can find for fishing small ponds. I need to be able to carry it on my shoulder (more or less) for short distances to launch in small, isolated bodies of water.

Speed, stability, tracking don't matter much. Only the ability to get on the water cheap and easy. I have a 12 foot fishing kayak but it weighs 86lbs before gear. Too heavy to haul up and down hills and down paths to the pond/river!

Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!
I have faced this same question, and have come to the conclusion that there isn't a great option out there, but the best I can figure is a small cheap walmart or bass pro 8' sit on top (or inside) and then figuring out how best to carry a small amount of gear in it. it isn't very comfortable, or great to fish out of, but I can easily carry it by myself and it fits in the back of my SUV with some elbow grease.
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Old 01-13-18, 02:50 PM   #15
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Hi guys,

I am in the market for the lightest, cheapest fishing kayak I can find for fishing small ponds. I need to be able to carry it on my shoulder (more or less) for short distances to launch in small, isolated bodies of water.

Speed, stability, tracking don't matter much. Only the ability to get on the water cheap and easy. I have a 12 foot fishing kayak but it weighs 86lbs before gear. Too heavy to haul up and down hills and down paths to the pond/river!

Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!
Float tube with a kayak paddle. Fishcat 4 LCS or Fishcat 5 would be my choice. Around 16 lbs, able to carry like a backpack while fully inflated.
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