Best Fishing Kayaks For 2017 – Tested & Reviewed By Expert Anglers!

Imagine leaving everything behind for the weekend - the big city, your apartment, electronic gadgets and annoying neighbors; getting in your car, and heading towards the nearest water body. Once you reach the river, lake, or ocean, you pull out your watercraft from the back of your car and hit the water.

But what is the perfect watercraft for relaxing and fishing on the water? Is it a motor boat, canoe, sailboat, or kayak? My unwavering opinion is that a fishing kayak is the # 1 perfect angling watercraft for any water body, as it is reliable, stable, versatile and spacious.


If you are looking to get a kayak for you, but didn’t get enough resources, I have created this website to help you analyzing the features and performance of the kayaks available on the market.

Furthermore, selecting a fishing kayak is a hassle as you need to consider dozens of factors before getting the most perfect one. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of researching the best for you, have to look at my top 10 fishing kayaks, which are guaranteed to make your kayaking experience much more enjoyable.

Our Selections of Best Fishing Kayaks Compared!








Hobie Pro Angler 12

120 pounds

120 x 432 x 144 inches



Hobie Mirage Outback Kayak Olive

99 pounds

12 x 33 x 15 inches



2017 Wilderness Kayak Package

82 pounds

L11'8 x W34.5 inches


Tie Down

Sea Eagle 420x Explorer Inflatable Kayak with Pro Package

Sea Eagle 420x Inflatable Kayak

77 pounds

5 x 10 x 51 inches

1000 Denier Reinforced


Ocean Kayak 16-Feet x 4.5-Inch Zest

75 pounds

L16'4.5 x W30.5 inches



Riot Kayaks Escape 12 Angler Sit-On-Top Flatwater Fishing Kayak

Riot Escape 12 Angler Kayak

72 pounds

12 x 30 x 144 inches



Advanced Elements AE1007-R AdvancedFrame Inflatable Kayak

AE1007-R AdvancedFrame Inflatable Kayak

55 pounds

15 x 15 x 20 inches



Advanced Elements Strait Edge Inflatable Angler Kayak

Strait Edge Inflatable Angler Kayak

48 pounds

15 x 15 x 20 inches



Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak

Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak

65 pounds

19 x 36 x 120 inches



KL Industries Sun Dolphin Aruba sit-in Kayak

Sun Dolphin Aruba 10 Sit-in Kayak

40 pounds

13 x 30 x 120 inches



Old Town Canoes & Kayaks Dirigo 106 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak

Old Town 106 Recreational Kayak

42 pounds

14 x 27.75 x 126 inches



KL Industries Sun Dolphin Journey SS Kayak

Sun Dolphin Journey 10 foot Fishing Kayak

44 pounds

13 x 30 x 120 inches



Old Town Vapor 10 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak

Vapor 10 Recreational Kayak

48.25 pounds

16.75 x 28.5 x 122 inches

Linear Polyethylene


KL Industries Sun Dolphin Bali SS Kayak

Sun Dolphin Bali SS 8-Foot Kayak

30 pounds

15 x 28 x 96 inches



Ocean Kayak Trident Ultra 4.3

68 pounds

W: 29.1 x L: 14' 1 inches



Our Picks of 15 Best Fishing Kayak For 2017

1. Hobie Pro Angler 12


If you don’t have any constraints in terms of money, I’ll recommend you this Hobie product. This 12-feet Pro Angler is everything classy and functional at the same time.

This lightweight Kayak has some cool additions and features that are hard to find in any Kayak these days. It just full justice to the money you spend on it.

You get a bow-hatch for yourselves. Plus, there is a rod storage to mount your fishing rod when you are not using it. Just to make sure you are on the right track, the Kayak facilitates GPS, Fish Finder and other electronic device mounts.

When it comes to comfort, Hobie doesn’t even flinch. The comfortable backrest allows you a sitting position that is beneficial and assuring for your spine’s safety. Add to that the Mirage 180 paddling system. This allows you to paddle without the involvement of your hands. You’ll be less tired and concentrate more on fishing.

The convenient design of this thing allows you to maneuver it out of tough corners. The design also allows it to be fast and swift around the waves.

Did I mention floor mats and carrying handle as well with the leash of 12-14 feet? Yup, you have them too.


  • You can maneuver it easily without any problems.
  • This thing survives through toughest weather and water conditions.
  • Hobie Pro gives you a large storage space to work with when fishing.
  • Despite being a 12-feet kayak, this one is fast, really fast.
  • The MirageDrive makes it a comfortable experience to paddle this Kayak for longer distances.
  • It dries faster than other Kayaks too.
  • This thing is portable and can fit on the back of any pickup truck.
  • The H-rail is rust resistant perfect to take on saltwater fishing.


  • Price might cause headaches for even the best among the fishermen.