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Sit-on. Sit in offers less options including storage. If you were whitewater kayaking, then sit-in would be your bet. For fishing, sit on gives you elbow room for casting, hull storage and stronger mounting points to mention a few.
 

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S.O.T. all the way:). Not to mention what everybody has already mentioned. Borrow a Sit In and try to get back in by yourself (allmost impossible.

Have fun searching, checkout everything then spend the money on a Hobie:thumbsup:. If your are serious about it do it right the first time.
 

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Ocean kayak scrambler 11 sit on top is a great kayak fishing yak.
I have one it is easy to maneuver and is very safe. I am yet to tip it except the time i did it on purpose.

I sit on it sometimes and just rock and keep rocking to see how far it will roll until it flips over.
 

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sit ins would be good for calm water. real calm water. personally, i think freshwater, slow to non moving water, fly fishing. with less equipment on deck, less things to snag on.


however, sit on top 90% of the other times. go sit on top.
 

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Wilderness System Tarpon 140 SOT is my ride and I love it. Sit-ins are OK for calm, shorter paddles but they can be challenging to get in and out of, even at lake side. SOT's are easier to add rod holders, storage crates, anchor systems, fishfinders to, at least in my opinion. Good luck with your choice. You will love kayak fishing!!! Tom.
 

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S.O.T. all the way:). Not to mention what everybody has already mentioned. Borrow a Sit In and try to get back in by yourself (allmost impossible.

Have fun searching, checkout everything then spend the money on a Hobie:thumbsup:. If your are serious about it do it right the first time.
its been said
 

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I have both but prefer a sit in during the cold months, I fish out of a Pungo 140 90% of the time. With the high (9") gunnels you can go into rough water, I've been in 4-5' swells with no problem , a sit in will go anyplace a sit on can go, caution and awareness of the surrounding is always needed whether your in a sit-in or sit-on.
Personally , I feel if you fall off or out of a kayak ,you have no business on one.
Floatation is required , whether it's the factory foam or air bags is a must on a sit in , just in case you capsize, the kayak will stay on the surface and you can hop in and begin pumping.
For a beginner I would say "Sit-on for surf and ocean and either for everything else"
 
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