The Best Lightweight Fishing Kayaks

by frank on March 5, 2014

 Your Lightweight Fishing Kayak Options

If you are already have a good familiarity with different types of kayaks then you probably are aware that on average a fishing kayak is going to be heavier than other styles (e.g.  recreational, touring kayaks). For example, the Hobie Pro Angler 12 foot model fully rigged weighs 110 pounds and the 14 foot version of this same kayak weighs 138 pounds rigged.

Now consider and compare these weights to a decent sized recreational kayak, the Ocean Kayak 12-Feet Malibu Tandem Kayak which weighs 68 pounds.

The Pro Angler is definitely an awesome fishing kayak offering great fishability and many anglers have absolutely no issue with how much it weighs. But we know there are some anglers out there that would prefer or at least be interested in looking at some lightweight options available.

Best lightweight Fishing Kayak Options On The Market Today

We have reviewed many kayaks, here is a list of what we consider the best value in lightweight fishing kayaks:

Sun Dolphin Journey SS Kayak – weighs in at only 47 lbs.

Sun Dolphin Journey 10 SS Kayak scuppers

Read the Journey Review – learn the best price

Sun Dolphin Excursion 10 sit-in Fishing Kayak - weighs only 40 lbs.

This kayak has a price tag under $400 which has received many positive ratings from customers.

Sun Dolphin Excursion 10

For more information on this model and pricing read our review.

Why are fishing kayaks heavier than other types of kayaks? There are different reasons for this, one reason is the increased width and weight of the hull makes them more stable. This is especially important if you want the ability to stand up and fish.

If you are looking for a lightweight kayak you can stand up and fish in here’s a great choice with many high ratings from past customers.

Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak it weighs only 60 pounds.

Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak sale

Read our review of this stand-up angler and learn more about pricing .

 The above picture isn’t very helpful at showing how stable the Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak is for standing. The following short video demonstrates this much better:

Perception Sport Pescador 12 Angler – 64 pounds

Perception Sport Pescador 12 Angler Kayak  Sand

The  Perception Sport Pescador 12 is a very popular kayak with anglers and has a price tag under $600. It comes with many different features for fishing which will get you in the water right away.

Read our Review 

If you have any question about the specific models listed on this page or any other models please don’t hesitant to ask in the comment section below. We will be adding more to this page as we learn more about the different options in this category.

Return to our homepage to learn about all the different fishing kayak models on the market today.

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: