SPIKE’S PICKS: “Over the years we continue to learn more about the kayaks we use through the experience of anglers, in all the fisheries, than we could ever gather on our own.  With email links and phone numbers published at since 1997, along with a handful of fishing guides and pro-staffers, we’ve personally recommended fishing kayaks to thousands of kayak anglers”.

The models we recommend to anglers represent a handful of kayaks that are time tested, proven for fishing and stored properly, most will last for many years.

The cornerstone of recommendations has always been to “fit the angler to the best model based on their height, weight and fishery needs”.  While there are “best boats” to suit the individual, there is no “best kayak for fishing, just a bunch of fishable models that better fit different sized anglers and their particular fisheries.  Size for storage, weight for transporting and width (for fear of falling off) are just some of the considerations.  Some anglers and/or kayaks benefit from rudders, some don’t.   If you have a big tidal swing, troll a lot or cover a lot of distance, lean towards a rudder.


Email a guide anytime with your HEIGHT, WEIGHT AND FISHERY PLUS ANY MODELS YOU ARE CONSIDERING at or call 1-818-970-2392 from 10am-10pm Daily PST.