Choosing and Rigging a Fishing Kayak

January 9, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Getting on and off an SOT is simple, and while they can be a lot wetter in a chop than a sit-inside, that problem is easily solved by wearing waders or a wetsuit. My Phoenix is also about as fast as many touring kayaks, and while that makes it a bit less stable than some flatter-bottomed SOTs, it takes only a half-hour or so to get used to it. But some people don’t like that feeling of tipping and would be happier with a boat that’s a little slower but more stable.” In the Detroit Free Press, Eric Sharp talks with kayak pro Lucian Gizel and gives some good advice: there is no perfect kayak for every fishing situation.