Best Inflatable Fishing Kayaks and Trolling Motors in 2020

Are Inflatable Kayaks Really That Good?

Inflatable fishing kayaks are rapidly gaining popularity as more and more people become aware of their advantages.

The biggest one is storage and ease of transport. Forget about strapping your kayak on top of the car, now you can simply fold it, store it in a bag and carry it with you. This will also make it very easy to store it at home, even if you don’t have a lot of extra space.

Inflatable kayaks are very light compared to traditional hard-body kayaks and won’t give you a tough time whenever you have to carry them.

Also, they’re made of strong, durable synthetic materials such as PVC (the most common material) that ensure their durability and performance.

Want to know what’s hot in 2020? Here’s a shortlist of the best inflatable fishing kayaks on Fisherman’s Tips:

Sevylor HUI Sport and Fishing

Price range: less than $100

Features: 1 person seat, fishing rod holder, storage area, stringer attachment

Sevylor Tahiti Hunt and Fish

Price range: up to $150

Features: 2 person seating, anti-leak technology, spray cover, carry bag

Coleman Colorado

Price range: $500 and over

Features: 2 person seating, advanced multi-chamber construction, rod holders, paddle holders, space to add a trolling motor

Saturn 13ft Pro Angler

Price range: $599 and up

Features: 2 person seating, two aluminum mounts, plenty of storage room

Advanced Elements Straightedge Angler

Price range: $750

Features: 1 person seating with lumbar support, removable mounting rail, aluminum rib frame

Trolling Motor: Fish Longer, Have More Fun

If you’re ready to kick it up a notch and already have a kayak that can support carrying the additional weight of a troller, why not go for it?

Having a motor changes your fishing perspective and comes with several advantages:

  • get to your favorite fishing spots in less time
  • no paddling means you won’t get as fatigued
  • extra power enables you to bring more accessories with you

There’s a lot to consider when choosing the right motor: motor voltage, thrust, hand-operated vs foot-operated motor, and of course the price.

Fisherman’s Tips reviews of kayak trolling motors give a lot of info about what to take into consideration and how to choose the right trolling motor for you. The reviews go into detail about ten different motors, each with their own strengths and advantages for different types of anglers:

Watersnake FWDR54-48 Shadow Bow Mount Foot Controlled Motor

Features: 54 lbs thrust, 48 in composite shaft, stainless steel 3-blade propeller, waterproof motor compartment

Saturn Electric Short-Shaft Motor

Features: 55 lbs thrust, 5 forward and 3 reverse speeds, extendable handle, battery indicator

Watersnake T18S 24-Inch Asp Motor

Features: 12 V motor, 2-blade propeller, high and low speed, forward/reverse switch, anti-rust coating

Gorplus Mounted Freshwater Motor 36-Inch Shaft

Features: 86 lbs thrust, 36 in shaft, 3-blade propeller, LED battery indicator

Newport Vessels NV 36-Pound Saltwater Transom Motor

Features: 36 lbs thrust, 30 in shaft, forward and reverse speeds, LED battery indicator

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