Popular models of fishing kayaks include the Hobie Mirage Outback and the Old Town Heron 9 Angler. These kayaks receive strong reviews from kayaking enthusiasts and trade publications.
Hobie’s Mirage Outback is a sit-on-top kayak that offers superb stability for fishers under any circumstances, from casting to re-rigging. The kayak is pedal-powered, allowing anglers keep their hands free and focus on fishing while still staying maneuverable. The kayak also wins praise for its comfortable seating.
Old Town’s Heron 9 Angler is a maneuverable, affordable kayak that’s a popular choice for casual fishing. The Heron 9 Angler is lightweight, compact and capable of supporting up to 300 pounds. A practical choice for the beginning fisher, the kayak is also reasonably priced.