There are several factors numerous individuals select a sit-on-top kayak for catching fish.
Versatility & Comfort
This is a biggie. One of the huge reasons ocean angler kayaks has removed over the last couple of years is because of the SOT (Sit-On Top).
In the old days of SIK (Sit-In-Kayaks) the paddler is restricted to a quite tiny cockpit. Now, that’s penalty for paddling around. Particularly if you wish to do it fast. As long as you had some experience, and were practiced in rolling (Eskimo) you understood you might get around securely, whatever was thrown at you.
The problem with SIKs was that being confined to a small cockpit meant you couldn’t move around the actual kayak quite possibly in any way.
Being able to freely walk around. Reel in. Cast. Get your equipment established. These are all the little points that fishing individual need to do, and SOTs are a huge advantage below.
Not just that, however SOTs enable you to stand up on the ‘yak, which is great for having even more of a bird’s- eye view of what’s really going on down there! Having the freedom to move around additionally allows the kayaker stretch and also walk around. So you can stay out angling for longer. Win!
If you’re stuck in the one position and also not able to walk around freely, then first of all, there a chance that you will certainly begin feeling claustrophobic. And also second of all, the possibilities of pains as well as pains setting in boosts. Both are a outcome of sitting in the one setting at all times.
Angling In Shallow Waters
This is kinda still within the adaptability group above, yet hey, we wanted to break it up a little!
A SOT angling kayak permits you to conveniently enter and also out of the kayak. Got waders? Well, you can easily leap out and also fish from outside the ‘yak.
That’s not so easy in a sit-in kayak. It can be a little a pain entering and also out of these, especially if you’re doing it all day. Actually, there’s even more possibility of capsizing the kayak when putting on waders.