Loving the water and fishing from a kayak but you have a herniated disc, what type of setup works for you? A kakyak with a high back lawn chair style seating is essential. Most low-priced yaks don’t come with a good one, but there are many places to buy one for around one-hundred dollars. Outdoor World in Columbus or Dawsonville is the place to start. Go in and have a seat in one. Anything with an updated seat is superb. Native, Hobie, Wilderness and Jackson have updated the seating specifically with the fishermen in mind with comfortable seating and the paddling experience and stability is more suitable.
A new Ride 135 off shore and inshore is designed specifically with anglers in mind, a padded seatback and a stable powerhouse for surf and inshore. The Ride 135 has the new elevated Phase 3 AirPro Advance seating system which can be slid back for more room.
Another choice would be a Hobie Pro Angler 12, it is a heavier kayak but the seating a removable foam form and has lumbar support. The Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14 is great for inshore or saltwater and has adjustable Vantage seating with lumbar support.
Jackson Cuda 12 or 14 is another nice ride, ho-lo seating is one of the most comfortable around and you can carry your boat in a “j” cradle style rack or with the bottom side up. The 14 can handle bigger bodies of water, but the 12 is still built for inshore and offshore fishing.
The Native Ultimate has nice seating, you can slide back in forth in position on the yak, saving you some were and tear of pulling your body forward or backward.
A high visibility color kayak is another plus to make sure you are seen by other boating traffic or someone who may not be paying close attention on the water.
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