What advice do you have for a bass angler looking to purchase his first kayak?
I would say the number one consideration is how you’re going get it from Point A to Point B. If you primarily fish by yourself and you have a car or you want to put it in the back of the truck, that might be the first consideration. If you’re going to be transporting from lake to lake, what’s your means to get it there? Pick something you can load. I fish out of a 13-foot (Old Town) Predator, but I have a truck, I have a trailer for it. But when I got one, I had no idea. When I got two kayaks, at first I was like, “Now what do I do?” So that might be a consideration in what size you pick.
I think if I guy goes looking at a kayak, he’s going to start looking at the bells and whistles, and maybe when he chooses one, he’s like, “Dang, now that I’ve got a kayak I’ve got to get a new tow vehicle.” You don’t want to do that.