One of the most often asked questions about new fishing kayaks is can you stand in it. It’s probably one of the top 3 criteria fishermen look for these days. And for good reason. Standing lets you get a much better vantage point especially if you’re trying to sight fish or creep up on spooky fish. It is also a more natural fishing posture rather than sitting down in a cramped cockpit with a bulky PFD on. For those on a budget, and don’t want to pay $1000 plus for a more stable fishing kayak to stand in, there is still hope.
Here are a couple of options that will allow you to add stabilizers to almost any kayak or canoe.
The Yak-Gear Outriggers increase the stability of your canoe or kayak and allow you to stand up for sight casting or just surveying the area. The outriggers help you feel more secure and stable and allow you to move around your boat, or get on and off of it easier and more comfortably. Comes with all the necessary mounting hardware.
These also operate off of a Scotty base, but in a slightly lighter, less bulky package. Feel secure and stable in your kayak while fishing with the Scotty Kayak Stabilizer attached to your kayak. The Scotty Kayak Stabilizer is made with easy to inflate inner bladders which offer over 30 lb of extra buoyancy. With Scotty’s new Locking Posts, installation and removal is quick and easy!
The Hobie Sidekick Ama Outrigger Kit adds extra stability to your kayak. Whether you sail, fish, shoot pictures, dive, or just want to feel a bit more stable when using your kayak, the Hobie Sidekick Ama Outrigger Kit will do it. Light weight and simple to install. And these will work with many different kayaks, not just Hobies.