Two of the biggest benefits of kayak vs boat fishing are cost effectiveness and accessibility. Any decent modern boat is going to have a weighty price tag with most buyers spending tens of thousands of dollars in order to purchase the make/model of their choice. On top of the initial purchase, you have to think about maintenance, trailering, fuel and more. Kayaks can cut out a lot of the overhead cost you may be looking to avoid. Most of the time, a kayak will cost you less than 10% of what a boat would cost. It requires no fuel to operate, can fit in the back of your vehicle without a special trailer and depending on the bodies of water you fish, you may not need to register the kayak as it's considered an unpowered watercraft. As for accessibility, depending on the kind of boat you have, operators have to be mindful of the waters they try to access. The larger the boat, the more likely it is that you need bigger and deeper water to accommodate it. The small footprint of a kayak gives it the ability to navigate super shallow water and cut back into the small holes that boats may otherwise find inaccessible. In addition, kayaks offer versatility and ease in launching. Boats are limited to launching from ramps, but kayaks can be launched anywhere along the shore line. The huge selection of kayaks available also allows buyers to customize their ‘yak the way they want it, for the activities they'll use it for the most.
The Ascend 133X Recreational Kayak is new for 2020 at Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops and it's a multi-purpose kayak with a lot of great built in features for anglers. Designed for stability, tracking and fishing, the one-piece rotomolded 133X offers a solid platform to enjoy the water from. The extra-stable Catamaran-style hull creates a stable and easy fishing-kayak platform. The open bow and stern provide generous storage space, something that is much needed when you're fishing from a small craft. Load up a cooler, gear bag, tackle boxes and more - there is a lot of space to store your must have gear. There is also a dry-storage hatch to help you secure and protect the gear or essentials you don't want to get wet. An adjustable high-back seating system provides plenty of back support and makes long, all-day sits comfortable. The Ascend 133X also has 2 flush-mount rod holders and four 16" accessory rails for additional customization. There are also adjustable foot braces and a non-skid cushioned floor that together provide more stability and comfort to anyone that climbs in. The 133X has a max weight capacity of 550 pounds, plenty to accommodate most anglers and their gear. At 13 feet long, 36.5 inches wide and 125 pounds, the Ascend 133X is easy to transport and launch in whatever body of water is calling your name.
Definitely check out the Ascend 133X or any of the other cost effective, yet highly functional Ascend kayaks and outdoor gear. You can find it at both Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops. Get out of the house and onto the water!