Originally Posted by Joseph C.
Mantis crabs....very cool! You don't see them every day. I can't tell how big they are, but they look like they might be tasty.
I am starting to imagine myself fishing in a kayak....and it's smelling expensive.
The boat is the cheap part...if you have the storage and you know how you will transport it...you can get a pre owned for decent price...dry suit, cart, fish finder, batteries, anchor, dry bags, upgrades, rod holders, stringer, tackle storage, paddle ,life jacket, radio, new conventional rod and reel combo...that's what does it
get a dry suit if you get a kayak, it will help prevent death in cold water conditions...no one is good enough to never fall in...for between 4-5k you can be fully setup...i mean fully setup...sounds like a small fortune but it is still cheaper and less maintenance than even a small sea worthy boat...no gas...and your access is only limited to where you have beach access....you can creep around on even the shallowest flats...if I had money to spend I would have a motored boat no doubt but for now the beach and kayak do just fine...the other piece of advice...if you plan to fish tidal waters get a foot powered...i would have saved myself a lot of miserable trips if my first kayak was foot pedal while I watched my buds hook 40lbers and I struggled to paddle against strong current...if you don't get one for Christmas that's what credit cards are for