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    Mine is a Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 sit inside. The cockpit is tight and it doesn't have much space for fish storage. You can also forget about standing up in it too. Get used to peeing in a bottle & pouring it out over the side. It tracks pretty well and does o.k. in wind, but whitecaps are challenging for any kayak. I troll or drift fish from mine 99% of the time. The things I miss the most about my old bass boat is the ability to bring a buddy along, being able to get down the lake in a hurry, and having a livewell. The pros of the kayak are that I have developed a better understanding of the bottom because I cover water more slowly & thoroughly. I definitely have a better pounds of fish per fishing trip from the kayak over the bass boat because I'm forced to focus on the water close to me, versus blasting a few miles down the lake to another spot in a hurry.

    I will likely get a peddle power kayak that was designed more as a dedicated fishing boat rather than converting the recreational Pungo into a fishing boat. Good luck which ever way you choose.

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    Not knowing the boat you're contemplating selling or your economics. Well planned negotiated purchases should allow you to have both worlds at your disposure. I like yaks but prefer canoes, of which I have two. Mainly because it allows me to easier carry a little larger cooler and more cargo (i.e. poles, rods, tackle, etc.) and I like a the little higher profile it allows me in the seat (with the high gator populations, in the skinny water, lakes and creeks I fish, is something that more than a few times I have really appreciated). When I fish smaller waters, appropiate for a yak or canoe, by myself I place a sandbag in the bow of the canoe and use a kayak paddle. I have fished many miles with that set up. The nice thing about maybe downsizing with you boat, if need be, is that with owning, a boat and a yak/canoe, you can still safely access a full range of bodies of water, without going all in on just one. There are good deals out there on all three. Good luck on you decision.
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    Speckled slab - the boat I'm trying to sell is listed in the personal adds sub-forum. Currently nothing is changing until it sells. The "boat budget" hinges on the sale. If it doesn't sell, than I'll keep using it.
    A boat and a Kayak/canoe would be nice. Depending on what happens, it's a possibility.
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    That's a good fishing boat you have there. If it were me I would look to find one of the yaks or canoes on the used market for a few hundred dollars and experience fishing out of one them, then if you must sell the boat. At least then you would know the type yak/canoe that would best fill your needs and get your money back out the 1st yak. Because yaks are like a friend once told me about speed, he said "speed cost money! How fast do you want to go?" lol
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    Thank you. For the compliment and the advice.
    As for "speed costs money" very true. The good news is, I do not care about speed. Never had a boat that broke 40 mph. Do not currently have a need for it either.
    What I would like to do is get another one to work on though. My wife thinks I'm nuts, she's usually correct!
    I enjoyed turning that one into what it is.
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