You want to get into kayak fishing? Then read on! Whether you’re an avid angler looking to explore more bodies of water, or a keen kayaker that would like to add another string to their bow (or rod), or you just want to take up fishing and kayaking all at the same time, we have the kayak for you!
What are the pros to buying a fishing kayak in the first place? There are a number of reasons as to why an inflatable kayak is a good option. It makes getting on the water super easy. The kayaks pack up into carry bags which can easily be transported to and from the water, and they are also really affordable so you can get something that will cater to your specific needs without breaking the bank. They are eco-friendly as they are not powered by a motor, and they are a great form of exercise where you can go at your own pace.
What we love is the ethos behind BOTE, that the kayak or SUP is purely a blank canvas. You can modify and accessories your watercraft to suit your specific needs and completely customize it to exactly how you want.
Anyway, back to the kayak at hand. The BOTE Lono Aero Inflatable Kayak is the best inflatable fishing kayak for beginners on the market. Why is the BOTE Lono the ideal fishing vessel? Because at its core, it is a really reliable and stable boat, which makes it perfect for beginners and will see you through all your paddling adventures.
What makes the BOTE Lono a fishing kayak? Once you’ve got to grips with paddling and tried your hand at fishing in the Lono, then you can add accessories into the mix. If you want to keep things simpler, then there is a paddle keeper, adjustable seats, mesh stash pockets and the MAGNEPOD retention system which means your drinks will stay safe and sound through the power of magnets!
Can the BOTE Lono turn into a full fishing kayak? Yes it can. As you get more confident on the water and in your Lono kayak, you can add more accessories such as the Sandspear sheath, Power-Pole Micro mounting plates, third-party mounting points for Go-Pro cameras, and the big one, the APEX-Pedal Drive which allows you hands-free paddling, forwards and backwards, so you can focus on your fishing and reeling in that catch of the day! The APEX PD is also easy on the legs with a 10:1 propeller to pedal rotation ratio, and also means you will cover ground quickly and efficiently.
Is the BOTE Lono durable? Yes, absolutely the Lono is an extremely durable inflatable kayak. It is made from a military-grade PVC skin, you can bump it, ding it and not worry that the kayak will come to any harm.
Is the BOTE Lono only a fishing kayak? No. You can absolutely beef it up to be the ultimate angling kayak, however, when you are learning the ropes of kayaking, you can take the Lono wherever you desire. Try it out in the surf, take it to your local sandbar, enjoy a recreational paddle on a calm lake, the possibilities are endless.
Overall, the BOTE Lono is the perfect inflatable kayak to get you on the water and progress onto kayak fishing. It is easily accessorized to suit your needs, it packs up into a compact bag so it’s easy to transport and store, and it can be used for multiple types of adventures. Enjoy!