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Native Watercraft Kayaks Redfish 14 Angler
 
Native Watercraft Kayaks Redfish 14 Angler 2011-08-16 21:58:26 Glenn
Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
5.0
Reviewed by Glenn    August 16, 2011

We'd be lost without our Redfish 14 'yaks

My wife and I both have had our Redfish 14 kayaks for four years now and use them on average twice a month all year round. We mostly use them to paddle out to a small beach area that is inaccessible by most boats and my wife enjoys the beach while I fish. We also have a small creek that runs through our property that we use the kayaks on, I catch Largemouth Bass while my wife enjoys the scenery and peace.

They have great stability and tracking even when loaded down with fish, drinks, castnets, and etc. They are also very easy to modify, I added some stretch-cord and hooks to the bow of mine and now can carry nearly double the gear.

We haven't had any problems with ours leaking or getting cracks but we are very careful to not drag them over rocks, shells or concrete. They have a few scratches from the occasional unavoidable oyster shell.

Something I immediately noticed when I started kayaking is the wildlife that I never saw from a powerboat. I can turn a corner in a bayou or creek and sneak right up on turkey, deer, ducks, and every so often, a gator or a black bear! I've also found excellent fishing spots that I never knew existed because they were "too close" to the boat launch and we always thought we had to go "way out" to where the fishing "is good" when in a powerboat.

All in all, around $800.00 for each of these kayaks turned out to be an excellent buy and now I don't have to worry about trailer lights, tires or bearings. I don't have to worry about the motor not starting, bad or dirty fuel, mixing or checking the oil or the motor breaking down. As far as that goes, we don't even have to worry about finding a boat ramp, only a place that we can get our pick-up truck near. We can also carry on a conversation without having to yell over the whine of an engine or smell exhaust fumes.

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