The BEST budget fishing kayak for your money

Made a video for you guys about my kayak! I've had a lot of people ask about my depth finder setup, and how I like the kayak. Hope you guys enjoy, if you have any questions let me know!

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Made a video for you guys about my kayak! I've had a lot of people ask about my depth finder setup, and how I like the kayak. Hope you guys enjoy, if you have any questions let me know!

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Musica20009
Musica20009 - 2 years ago
Where can I get a “Leifteim” kayak???
RonnieDobbz1978
RonnieDobbz1978 - 3 years ago
Dang I'm to heavy.
Danny Cal
Danny Cal - 3 years ago
HEY Im a southern illinois fisherman. great stuff
trapangler
trapangler - 3 years ago
Always remember the difference between inexpensive and cheap. This one is definitely on the cheap. Get on the water as fast as you can, but start with something that can take abuse like a perception pescador 10. Sub $500 and it's not a pool toy
Joe Galvan
Joe Galvan - 2 years ago
trapangler dude, take mine to the open ocean and catch yellowtails. Im out there with the hobies and other expensive yaks. Id highly recommend this as a starter
Jackson Lloyd
Jackson Lloyd - 3 years ago
Thinking about selling my sundolophin journey 10 for this
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
If you can get it on sale it’s a great deal! If you have to pay full price I’d go for something bigger. Maybe something around 12’ that you can stand on comfortably
Z Franco
Z Franco - 3 years ago
Tried standing in it yet?
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
B&b Outdoors Haven’t used it in a while since I’ve gotten the boat. You can stand in it but it’s tough.
Jeremiah Giles
Jeremiah Giles - 3 years ago
PREFECT setup for the depth finder
ace man
ace man - 3 years ago
I want to by kayak like this but how?in my country Malaysia there no shop sell this things
ace man
ace man - 3 years ago
247Fishing ok I try
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
ace man Can you order online? I think that would be the best way.
IllinoisFlyFishing
IllinoisFlyFishing - 3 years ago
Tarpon 120 or Pescador Pro 12 with Lowrance Hook4. Right around $1k but will last over a decade. Have two Tarpons that are 8yrs and have been beaten up, still rocking like brand new. The biggest issue with buying low budget kayaks is the 2-peice molding or poor hull/rudder. Since I cover over 400 acres a month, tracking is a must. Better to have a good tracking kayak without the mods than buying a cheaper one and installing one on it. The Hook4 because you can then use Insightgenesis or lakeTrax and take advantage of using historic data to locate structure faster.

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Dimiana Bedros
Dimiana Bedros - 3 years ago
Good
Dimiana Bedros
Dimiana Bedros - 3 years ago
Have the same kayak. If you cjeck comments you shoukd make videos how to imstall gear
Ernest Monroe
Ernest Monroe - 3 years ago
do you have the part number for that hobbie with kit?
Dawson James
Dawson James - 3 years ago
I have this exact kayak and I use a crate on the back and have it filled with Plano boxes and I've found that I have no room for soft plastics, does anyone have any suggestions?
death pandemic
death pandemic - 2 years ago
dude, i got my crate from target. measures 13" by 14" inside. this fits 5 standard size tackle boxes and 1 deep one. by standard i mean like a flambeau 5007. i would worry that in a kayak, a bag in a crate is going to be really annoying. bags are kinda annoying for me anyways though. hope this helps.
Chester Swing Jr
Chester Swing Jr - 2 years ago
Dawson James - I know this post is old, but Bass Pro Shops sells a tackle bag that specifically fits IN a milk crate. It's made by Plano, and has enough storage to fit anything you would need for a day of fishing. It sells for $49.99. I'm getting a kayak soon, so I've been researching related products for fishing and found the tackle bag.
death pandemic
death pandemic - 3 years ago
i keep all my panfish plastics in a flambou box, in the packs with all the tabs removed, and i keep all my larger plastics in a flambou "ike" plastics box. but, i upgraded to a black plastic tote i got at lowes from a crate. best 20 bucks ive ever spent.
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
Dawson James I take a one gallon freezer bag and fill it with bags of plastics. It's more than enough for a day of fishing, and it'll fit in the front center hatch.
Conner Johnston
Conner Johnston - 3 years ago
Can you stand up in it
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
Conner Johnston Barely. You can do it if it's glassy and calm.
cribcat 1
cribcat 1 - 3 years ago
anything Hobie is going to cost at least $200
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
cribcat 1 You mean $20? The hobie through hull kit is $15-20.
Danejah H
Danejah H - 3 years ago
Id go after the Garmin Striker V4 if you can fork up the extra $20, you get gps and a bunch of other features vs the lowrance 3x.
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
Danejah H The app for the US is only 9.99 which isn't too bad. I'm gonna do that for a while but when I get a new depth finder I'm gonna get a helix 10 si.... eventually lol
Danejah H
Danejah H - 3 years ago
can mark em in the striker already built in. I think the navionics maps ya have to pay for (i could be wrong) but I thought I saw em for like $199 or something crazy lol.
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
Danejah H Yeah I have the 4x dsi but I'd rather have the striker because mine doesn't have gps. Just gonna get a ram mount for my phone on my boat and download navionics soon so I can mark waypoints.
Tooswiftchris 34
Tooswiftchris 34 - 3 years ago
im looking to buy this kayak but im worried i might be to big , will this fit me im 6'2 any help ??
Matthew Rivas
Matthew Rivas - 3 years ago
Tooswiftchris 34 You should be fine with a 10 ft or a 12ft Kayak
rescuea26
rescuea26 - 3 years ago
Where do you go in central Il? I am from Springfield and always looking for new places.
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
AbbyLuvsPerry Thanks!
AbbyLuvsPerry
AbbyLuvsPerry - 3 years ago
Ah cool. I love in southern WI and that's awesome how close you are. Totally subscribing.
rescuea26
rescuea26 - 3 years ago
We camp there but have yet to take the kayaks out on it yet. I think that we are going to try out Jim Edgers Panther Creek this week end. I hear there is some good fishing out there.
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
rescuea26 Clinton, Shelbyville, and Sangchris mostly. If I lived in Springfield I'd be at Sangchris more than anywhere else.
Nick Finley71
Nick Finley71 - 3 years ago
oh my gosh you are absolutely so close to me like I live in between Springfield and Decatur and I absolutely love fishing so you like the freaking perfect YouTuber #NewSub
Nick Finley71
Nick Finley71 - 3 years ago
247Fishing looking forward to seeing it
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
Thanks man glad you like the channel. I'm going out tomorrow on Shelbyville to do some fishing so hopefully I can put together a good video!

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N Winterlich
N Winterlich - 3 years ago
Bluefin kayaks are AWFUL NOW. Company is either scammers of has no organization, delays shipping for weeks, doesn't respond to emails or ship where they claim to, and good luck getting a refund. Sad as we wanted to love them. There are other affordable fishing kayaks that won't cost you weeks of waiting and emailing time lost.
christian ford
christian ford - 3 years ago
I'm in central Illinois!
J.P. Roulet
J.P. Roulet - 3 years ago
Was the old name Central Illinois Angler (CIA)?
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
J.P. Roulet Yeah it was
Nacs OSC
Nacs OSC - 3 years ago
nvm you uploaded this on my birthday
Nacs OSC
Nacs OSC - 3 years ago
Fuck you
The Tail Chasers
The Tail Chasers - 3 years ago
Best budget kayak is Emotion Stealth 11 Angler Period, compare and see for yourselves.
The Tail Chasers
The Tail Chasers - 3 years ago
I paid $329 on sale at Xmas time.
Jaziel Diaz
Jaziel Diaz - 3 years ago
"It's not the gear, it's the fisherman." Loved that quote brother. Great video. Appreciate the time you spent on this.
Nathan
Nathan - 3 years ago
247Fishing dude i live in decatur illinois too and i got a kayak from the same farm and fleet ecxcept mine is the life time triton angler
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
Just saw this and thanks! I believe that's true for the most part. Nice gear helps but it's not going to make you a better fisherman.
The Bass Nutt
The Bass Nutt - 3 years ago
I love mine! I'm 230 lbs by the way and it's still pretty good
dyme rafael
dyme rafael - 3 years ago
Hey, I am really interesting on starting kayak fishing, and I would like to buy something cheap to give a try before I get anything more expensive. The price you paid for it fits on my money budget. I mentioned in the beginning of the movie that you a website has it. Could you please give me the link for the website?

Thanks. Nice video!!
dyme rafael
dyme rafael - 3 years ago
what about the website that you mention on the video?
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
dyme rafael the brand is lifetime and and the model is the tamarack angler
Fernando Fishing Florida
Fernando Fishing Florida - 3 years ago
I lived in Decatur my cousin is Tat from the radio show.

30. comment for The BEST budget fishing kayak for your money

Brandon Wessel
Brandon Wessel - 3 years ago
What town do you live in, in central Illinois? I live in centralia pretty sure it's considered south/central Illinois
Brandon Wessel
Brandon Wessel - 3 years ago
Never mind, I just realized I heard in the video that you live in Decatur lol
BabyDanielT
BabyDanielT - 3 years ago
I got the same kayak mines just green I like it. It's way better than bank fishing
diyguy82
diyguy82 - 3 years ago
I agree that this is a stellar budget kayak. In fact I've been fishing outta one for over a year now and I go out about every weekend. so it's been through it paces and has held up great. I'm so happy that even though I could upgrade now. I have no desire to. now that I have it dialed in with all the mods I've done to mine . can't recommend it enough. Don't think someone could possibly be disappointed for the price and especially if it's someone's first attempt at kayak fishing.
AllThingsHelpful _
AllThingsHelpful _ - 3 years ago
how big of a hole did you drill out for the transducer? how long did the duct seal have to dry before your able to use it? any issues with leaks? looks easy to install and great video man
slowfaller
slowfaller - 3 years ago
you don't drill a hole for the transducer, the signal will shoot through the hull and give you an accurate reading. the putty stuff just keeps it in place.
Floyd Outdoors
Floyd Outdoors - 3 years ago
Do you use a kayak trolley cart thing to transport your kayak to the water? I'd be fishing places where I'd have to walk 20yds plus to the water and am not sure if I should get a cart.
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
I usually put in at ramps for this reason though. Less walking lol
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
Floyd Outdoors I don't have one right now. I usually just pull up as close as I can get, and carry the unloaded kayak to the water. Then I load all my stuff in it. A cart would be really nice.
Cutthroat Fishing
Cutthroat Fishing - 3 years ago
I have an emotion stealth 11, which is similar to this kayak. I did the same thing with duct seal and it's been working perfect for over a year now. The only thing I've noticed is the duct seal shifting wich is probably from the hot temps in the kayak. Great videos.
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
Cutthroat Fishing I was planning on getting the stealth, but I couldn't pass up on the price on this one. Thanks for watching!
YAKMAN ONT
YAKMAN ONT - 3 years ago
Cool channel
My channel has videos of kayaks,,
Lots of good Yaks out there ;;love doing kayak tournaments
Good channel keep up the good work
DroneWolf Media
DroneWolf Media - 3 years ago
I like the new channel name. Well done sir!
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 3 years ago
DroneWolf Media Thanks!!
Andrew Merris
Andrew Merris - 4 years ago
We're you on Clinton yesterday? For a possible video?
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 4 years ago
Andrew Merris Nope, I've been in Texas all weekend
Andrew Merris
Andrew Merris - 4 years ago
Where have you had your best luck for crappie and have you came across any white bass on shelbyville and do you fish the kaskaskia and okaw rivers off the lake?
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 4 years ago
Andrew Merris I always have my best luck on the north end of the lake, above the railroad bridge all the way to where the okaw enters the lake. I've caught a lot of white bass in the okaw.
Average Everyday Fisherman Show
Average Everyday Fisherman Show - 4 years ago
Nice review. Thanks. I have the Sun Dolphin, 10'. I got it for about $225 and have modified the heck out of it (stadium seat, anchor trolley, rudder, etc and I will be doing a video soon about those mods). It is a great kayak but not super stable. Can you stand up in your Lifetime? I do a lot of sight fishing for redfish and trout down here in FL but it is harder if you can't stand up. But I am not ready to drop a couple grand on a Native or a Hobie. :-) I always tell everyone that you can get into kayak fishing pretty cheap and you don't have to spend a fortune. It's better to fish from a couple hundred dollar kayak than wishing you had a Hobie but not be fishing. :-) Enjoy kayak fishing!!! I sure do!
Chip Sammich
Chip Sammich - 4 years ago
I get it.. Illinois is not respectable lol.. been here all my life
Chip Sammich
Chip Sammich - 4 years ago
247Fishing got spot lock, lake maps, and follow the contour.. I do alot of fishing down at Carlyle lake when there's no wind
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 4 years ago
Gills_Grills _And_Yaks I bet that's an awesome setup especially if you have spot lock!
Chip Sammich
Chip Sammich - 4 years ago
247Fishing

10-4 I run a Ascend FS128T with 999ci on a Minn kota terrova sonar on the motor it's nice and clear but I tried a 2 part and had bubbles my screen pics were really noisy
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 4 years ago
Gills_Grills _And_Yaks it isn't a two part epoxy. Comes in a block so air bubbles aren't too much of a problem
Chip Sammich
Chip Sammich - 4 years ago
I will mention if you use that epoxy and have alot of bubbles in your mix it'll show up on your screen.. mix let settle pour let settle then mash in slowly
Nathan Harper
Nathan Harper - 4 years ago
im in peoria if you ever want to link up and fish just caught an 8lb last night. let me know would be pretty fun!
pesca CON chuchin
pesca CON chuchin - 4 years ago
Nice my friend
Nate Baker
Nate Baker - 4 years ago
If you get water in the hold, does that affect the wiring at all?
Nate Baker
Nate Baker - 4 years ago
Thanks man!
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 4 years ago
Nate Baker It shouldn't affect it too much. The battery is sealed and depth finder wiring is built to get a little wet.
Nate Baker
Nate Baker - 4 years ago
Dude! I've got that kayak!

BTW it would be cool if the numbers in the name of the channel was the area code for Illinois! LOL Only Illinoians would know!

Great channel and keep it up!!!
Andrew Merris
Andrew Merris - 4 years ago
Nate Baker it's not the area code but close
Ray Slover
Ray Slover - 4 years ago
i have the exact same boat from the exact same sale. with my busy work schedule i haven't gotten it on the water yet. I'm in northern Illinois, we should meet up and go fishing together.
Jon Carlo rosas
Jon Carlo rosas - 4 years ago
Question. I have the same kayak. Are you having issues with some water getting into the hull?? Wondering what would be a easy fix to get that solved. I think water gets in from the two hull covers
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 4 years ago
Jon Carlo rosas I haven't had any issues with it, but I haven't been out on any really rough water. I don't think those lids are waterproof. I would run a bead of marine goop around the seams, should help.
Matt Caster
Matt Caster - 4 years ago
Great set up, i really like the putty idea! What battery did you use for the dept finder?
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 4 years ago
Matt Caster It's a depth finder battery from cabelas. Only $30 with the charger included. It lasts me multiple trips
Tor274
Tor274 - 4 years ago
Very good video, new name thru me off for a minute, I put a hummingbird for depth and temp, on my sit on top, works great. Looking forward to more of your trips out
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 4 years ago
Ridge Runner 274 Thanks! Glad you enjoy the videos

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Owen Walker
Owen Walker - 4 years ago
good video keep up the good work
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 4 years ago
OwenBeast Cool I didn't know that! Hope you guys are doing good
Owen Walker
Owen Walker - 4 years ago
247Fishing if you didn't know I'm your cousin Owen
Fred4 Outdoors
Fred4 Outdoors - 4 years ago
Agreed, I used to sell kayaks at Dicks and that kayak or any cousins have excellent draft and stability. I just wish they had some better leg length
Lastcast TV
Lastcast TV - 4 years ago
Fred4 Outdoors Yeah they're hard to beat for the money!

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