Kayaks have evolved into hard-core fishing machines
Sport Fishing Staff
February 1, 2012
Hobie’s Mirage Pro Angler facilitates hands-free propulsion, making it easy to fight scrappy fish.Courtesy Hobie Cat Co.
Freedom Hawk’s Pathfinder
Native Watercraft’s Mariner Angler
Ocean Kayak’s Trident Ultra Angler 4.7
Elie’s Gulf 120XE Angler
Wilderness Systems’ Ride 115 Angler
So you’ve towed your kayak to a fishy place, only to realize you’ve got a couple hundred yards to carry it from car to water’s edge. Even with a light ’yak, this can be a chore (and sometimes a dangerous one). Wheeled carts can help. Hobie makes three excellent “plug-in” carts for its ’yaks (MSRPs $96 to $190), while retailer L.L. Bean offers the All-Terrain Boat Cart (pictured), which features large, sturdy wheels capable of transporting a boat over the roughest ground, and costs $130.