Best Kayaks for Fishing

In this post we will review the 4 most popular kayaks for fishing on Our Best list is based on reviews posted by Amazon customers. We first narrowed our list by selecting kayaks with 3 or more stars. Then we ranked our list by those kayaks receiving the most reviews.

#4 Coleman Colorado(TM) 2-Person Fishing Kayak

The #4 fishing kayak on Amazon is the Coleman Colorado(TM) 2-Person Fishing Kayak. It has 4 1/2 stars with 20 customer reviews.

It features 18-gauge PVC construction is rugged for lake use, 1000D tarpaulin bottom and 840D nylon cover provide durable protection from punctures, Airtight® System is guaranteed not to leak, Berkley® Quick Set, Rod Holders are adjustable for enhanced hands-free fishing, Sevylor® trolling motor fittings expand your fishing capabilities and Paddle holders secure your paddles out of the way.

Coleman Colorado(TM) 2-Person Fishing Kayak

#3 Sun Dolphin Excursion Sit-In Fishing Kayak

The #3 fishing kayak on Amazon is the Sun Dolphin Excursion Sit-In Fishing Kayak. It has 3 1/2 stars with 39 customer reviews.

Great for lakes and rivers Lightweight, easy to carry Tracks and paddles with ease while offering maximum stability Rugged UV-stabilized Fortiflex High Density Polyethylene Two flush mount rod holders One swivel rod holder Large open cockpit Adjustable padded seat Storage compartment Shock cord deck rigging Adjustable foot braces Water bottle holder Protective thigh pads.

Sun Dolphin Excursion Sit-In Fishing Kayak

#2 KL Industries Sun Dolphin Journey SS Kayak

The #3 fishing kayak on Amazon is the KL Industries Sun Dolphin Journey SS Kayak. It has 4 stars with 56 customer reviews.

It features two flush mount rod holders one swivel rod holder, large comfortable seating area, open cockpit allows the easiest of entry P.A.C. (Portable Accessory Carrier) can be used as extra storage, tow behind or a backpack, Dry Storage compartment, shock cord deck rigging and Adjustable foot braces.

KL Industries Sun Dolphin Journey SS Kayak

#1 Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak

And the #1 fishing kayak on Amazon is the Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak [with Paddles and Backrests]. It has 4 1/2 stars with 79 customer reviews.

The Sport Fisher fits up to 3 riders with ergonomic seating that's "high and dry", keeping riders off the floor of the kayak. Front and rear molded paddle cradle and paddle clips on both sides. Four fishing pole holders included for your sporting assistance. Will hold a maximum capacity of 500 pounds.

Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak with Paddles and Backrests

Well that concludes our review. Please note that we aren’t endorsing any of these kayaks. This is just a comparison based on data provided by Amazon. If you enjoyed our post, please share it with your friends. Also, some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, our website will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase.

Inflatable Kayaks: 4 Simple Buying Tips

There are a lot of water sports that can be great to try out during the summer months. Some of them are more complex to get into, or require some specialized skills or equipment. If you want to take up water skiing or surfboarding, then you probably need to take up some courses, or at least go with a trainer. But there are some activities that are easy to do, cheap, and can be done in almost any location. Kayaking, especially suing an inflatable kayak, is one of those sports, and is a great way to start up some water activities. But before you go out and buy yourself one of those, here are 4 simple buying tips on inflatable kayaks.

The first thing you need to be aware of is the different models available to you. The whitewater kayaks are made for running water such as rivers, and can even be used on waterfalls and rapids. Touring kayaks however are made for calmer waters such as lakes or even the open ocean. Sometimes you will find inflatable kayaks being sold as recreational kayaks, and those can go in either type, but usually if you want the best performance in a particular type of river or lake, you should get the model that suits you best. Then there are also kayaks made for one or two persons. The single person model is cheaper and easier to navigate. Even if you are two people, you may want to consider getting two single person kayaks. But if you tend to do activities in pair, then learning how to use a two persons model can work also.

Quality is also a big deal in inflatable kayaks. The price from various brands and models will vary a lot, and so will quality. Many of the cheaper models won't last you very long, so if you think you will want to practice this sport for more than a single summer, you may want to get a model that's made of quality material, even if you end up paying a bit more. Finally, don't think that because you can get an inflatable kayak for cheap that automatically makes you qualify to use it. You should really get a class to start out, or at least do this activity with a friend who has done it before. Kayaking in a calm river is one thing, but as soon as you add some current then there are risks, and you should always make sure you're safe by paddling with experienced people, and wearing a vest. Are you looking for the best Kayak Life Jackets? Check out our recent post at our sister website,

So as you can see, getting yourself a good inflatable kayak isn't hard, all you need is to remember some easy tips in order to get the best model for you, and spend the money that will bring you a quality product. Make sure you shop around and you may even find deals that can help you make that decision easier.

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Don't forget your LIFE JACKET

"One-half of all recreational boating fatalities happen in calm water. These fatalities occur close to shore and are caused by drowning. In most cases, life jackets are stowed on board but not worn. Wear your life jacket, don't just carry it."
~ U.S. Coast Guard.

Have questions about life jackets? Here's an excellent resource from PFDMA (Personal Flotation Device Manufacturers Association). This is a downloadable PDF file that provides "Facts About Life Jackets". Some of the topics covered include life jacket classes (Type I, II, III, IV and V), how many life jackets do you need, how to care for your life jacket, and how to correctly fit your life jacket.