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Huntorez
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New to kayaking... Pelican Castaway on sale at Academy

Pelican Castaway 116 yak on sale at Academy this week. $299.99 This would be my first yak, would you or would you not and spend the money on a better one?


rruss14
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re: New to kayaking... Pelican Castaway on sale at Academy
Pelicans are "ok" starter yaks. I went ahead and bought the ascend at bass pro for $450 when I bought my first kayak bc I knew I would be in the sport for a while and I love it so far. If you do plan on really fishing out of your kayak a lot I would spend the extra money for a better quality kayak.


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re: New to kayaking... Pelican Castaway on sale at Academy
My problem with kayak fishing is that my legs go numb sitting in that position for so long


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re: New to kayaking... Pelican Castaway on sale at Academy
That's a great price. However, that is only because the yak is not so great. If it's something you may do once and never do again or only a few times a year, and you're pressed for cash, then it's not a bad idea. You can get a much better yak for not too much more.
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If you do plan on really fishing out of your kayak a lot I would spend the extra money for a better quality kayak.


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Blue Velvet
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My problem with kayak fishing is that my legs go numb sitting in that position for so long
It helps when you can stand in your yak and walk from one end to the other.


Huntorez
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re: New to kayaking... Pelican Castaway on sale at Academy
Yea, I want to get into fishing with it, and duck hunt a little here and there. Guess ima have to look at the ascend again. Thanks


TigerWise
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re: New to kayaking... Pelican Castaway on sale at Academy
I would demo a couple 1st. Wish I would have listened to people telling me that before I bought my yak. While I like my yak I now know what I want in one. Only problem is it isn't cheap.


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re: New to kayaking... Pelican Castaway on sale at Academy
I'd buy a rigged out Diablo if I could afford it.


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The Last Coco
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re: New to kayaking... Pelican Castaway on sale at Academy
I had that exact yak for 5 years and fished out of it a ton. Everything from short hour long trips to an all day float trip down the Red River. I found that kayak to be a GREAT fishing kayak. I highly recommend it for a beginner yak.

If you want something to stand in, you're gonna need to spend 3 times that.


AuburnCPA
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re: New to kayaking... Pelican Castaway on sale at Academy
that kayak sucks. You get what you pay for. It will probably float.


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CajunCowboy35
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re: New to kayaking... Pelican Castaway on sale at Academy
i spent 2 days fishing in a pelican castaway and thought it was fine... until i got into my buddies ascend. it seemed easier to maneuver than the pelican

my advice save up your money for a nicer one


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jimbeam
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re: New to kayaking... Pelican Castaway on sale at Academy
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ascend at bass pro for $450


This. And then after you get addicted, you will buy a Hobie/KC/Jackson


PapaPogey
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re: New to kayaking... Pelican Castaway on sale at Academy
I'm borrowing a friends 14' heritage redfish. Headin to da coast!!!


sloopy
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re: New to kayaking... Pelican Castaway on sale at Academy
Where ya goin?


PapaPogey
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re: New to kayaking... Pelican Castaway on sale at Academy
Camp in Dulac for the night, then down the road to Cocodrie in the mornin.


sloopy
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re: New to kayaking... Pelican Castaway on sale at Academy
Nice, good luck.


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