The Best Fishing Kayaks

Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 Kayak. Photo: Hobie Cat Company

Fishing kayaks are essentially recreational kayaks that have been designed with fishing in mind. They feature various fishing-specific features such as rod holders, hatches for bait and gear, etc. They can be either sit on top kayaks or more traditional sit-in kayaks, but sit on top kayaks are generally more popular for fishing.

Some would argue there is no such thing as the best fishing kayak and every one you look at will have something that you want to change, customize or suit to your personality. But after 40+ hours of research and testing on top of 40+ hours from last years research we have determined that the Hobie Mirage Outback Kayak is the best available fishing kayak – it has more features including storage space and comfort than any other fishing kayak we looked at. This means it will stand up to the test of time and continue to be a great kayak long after next years models come out. Our pick also has a great seat that’s better then most models, pedals that add an extra appeal and the best design in its price range that we found among any other fishing kayak.