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Old 11-04-2017, 11:11 AM   #1
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Default Trident 13 vs Tarpon 130X

Good morning,

My wife and I are looking to purchase a couple new sit-on-top kayaks for inshore fishing/marsh in the Ocean Isle and Sunset area in North Carolina. We target flounder, red fish and trout. There are also times we fish along the sounds along the Outer Banks. We have been using a Tarpon 100 and 120 for several years now.

We usually spend 6 to 8 hours out on the water so we are looking for comfort as well as maneuverability and speed.

We have narrowed we have narrowed our choices between the Ocean Trident 13 Angler and Wilderness Tarpon 130 X.

I was wondering if there are any pros and cons you can mention about either one of these kayaks and would you recommend one over the other?

Are there others you would suggest?
Thank you for your time.

Have a great day.

Jeff
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Old 11-05-2017, 03:27 AM   #2
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no experience with the above but i can suggest looking at a Ride 135
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:49 AM   #3
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dont think you could go wrong with either choice - If I had a choice of getting 2 yaks and those were the choices I would get one of each. You get to do the comparison yourself.
Like everything else, each one probably has it plus and minus.
I run an Ocean Trident 11 and Im very happy. The 13 has its seat up of the deck (no wet hiney). which I dont mind since I do my kayaking in the middle of the summer

I have a real boat as a primary fishing vessel
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Thank GetReel.

I appreciate the advice.
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needless to say yaks are lots of fun, its a whole different perspective being closer to the waterline and you get to go where boats generally cant.
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GetReel,

If you don't mind me asking what kind of boat do you have. We are looking to get one in the next year or 2 when we retire.

We mostly fish inshore for flounder, trout, and reds
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Don't buy until you try a Hobie. Expensive but well worth the money! Especially if you spend that many hours in the seat! Several places rent them and also some dealers will offer a test ride!
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GetReel,

If you don't mind me asking what kind of boat do you have. We are looking to get one in the next year or 2 when we retire.

We mostly fish inshore for flounder, trout, and reds
I have a Grady. It's a 208. That is the walk around with a cabin. Up in the northeast here it's a welcome addition. I fish mostly for stripers blues flounder sea bass. Coastal and tidal fishing.
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