Kayak fishing has become a major pastime. The surge in kayak fishing has been met by kayak manufacturers with an ever increasing number of styles of kayaks designed exclusively for fishing. Generally these feature fishing accessories, for example, bar holders and are more stable to allow for development without overturning as easily.

There are such countless fishing kayaks on the market-and specifically fishing kayaks-since the choice at first can appear to be daunting. Kayaks arrive in a variety of lengths, shapes and materials-each designed for a specific reason. It is best to choose from those kayaks that are designed specifically for fishing. In any event, when you limit your search to fishing kayaks, there are many models to browse. The game however is dominated by a few dozen models which repeatedly are the favorites among kayak fishermen. Often it is best to stick to a tried and genuine favorite. There are various considerations in selecting the kayak that is right for you and your intended use.

The first, most basic consideration in kayak selection is the sort of kayak. There are essentially two types of kayaks-the sit in kayak and the sit on top kayak. There are other vessel options, for example, the inflatable kayak and pontoon boats and other small fishing craft.

A SIK is the traditional sort of kayak that one thinks of when they envision a kayak. You sit in a cockpit inside the kayak. Any water that comes over the side should be physically eliminated by bailing or with a siphon. Water can be kept from entering the kayak with the utilization of a skirt which is a membrane that goes over the opening of the kayak that has an opening for your torso. It is a required accessory for white water kayaking and kayaking a harsh ocean. One advantage of the sit in kayak is that it can keep you dryer – especially when fitted with the skirt. Often greater stability and maneuverability can be achieved with a sit in kayak as your knees grip the inner walls of the kayak which is what makes this model the favorite among the individuals who kayak for the sake of kayaking. The sit in kayak can however be more difficult to get in or to bail if they upset, and in one you will have more limited mobility. Among sit in kayaks, the Old Town Dirigo 120 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak is a favorite for its stability and versatility.