Fishing Kayaks That Will Take You to Your Next Secret Hotspot

Portable, stealthy, fish-finding fun.

view of a kayak on a lake.
Stay above the water.Joshua Ness via Unsplash

The ultimate in portability and convenience, a qualify fishing kayak can help you to access waters that see less fishing pressure and provide a totally new on-the-water experience. Fishing-specific models include an array of features designed with the angler in mind and make it easier than ever to spend a day on the water.

Lifetime Tamarack Angler Sit-on-Top Kayak
A quality starter that won’t blow your budget.Lifetime

The Tamarack Angler offers fishing-specific features in a 10-foot kayak at an attractive price point. There’s a pair of flush-mounted rod holders and one top-mounted rod holder. There’s ample storage thanks to a pair of hatches and included bungee rigging for top-mounted storage. The seat is padded as is the adjustable backrest and there are multiple footrest positions for comfort. The kayak weighs about 50 pounds.

Perception Pescador Pilot 12
Pedal-driven model that’s loaded with fishing features.Perception Kayaks

The Pescador Pilot is equipped for serious fishing. The 12-foot kayak features an integrated pedal-drive for self-powered propulsion. The captain’s chair is made of breathable mesh and is fully removable. A one-hand rudder system makes steering simple when using the pedal system, and there is ample storage with a bungee-retention system. There are four rod-holders molded in, trays for tackle storage, and rails for accessories such as fish-finders and tenders. The boat weighs in at 85 pounds.

A foot-operated rudder to get you exactly where you want to go.

The RA220 has plenty of watertight storage, plus an integrated rudder system for easier steering and a host of angler-pleasing features. This sit-on-top model spans 11 feet, 6 inches and has twin flush-mounted rod holders along with a foot-operated rudder for precise control. The platform is stable enough to stand while fishing. It weighs 68 pounds and is available in seven color combinations.

Brooklyn Kayak Company RA220
Ample storage and integrated rudder system make for a maneuverable functional rig.Brooklyn Kayak Company

This 11-foot fishing kayak is built for comfort and function. The Ghost 110 features the dual position Vibe Hero seat that’s fully padded and adjustable to fit just about any angler. There are two flush-mounted rod holders and four gear tracks for all manner of accessories and rigging. This kayak will hold everything you need in its 20-inch front oval hatch, big center console, rear hatch, and bungeed lash areas. A toe-controlled rudder system makes steering easy on long paddles.