I agree that certain kayaks can be an integral part of a fishing arsenal, but they are sub-optimal in most freshwater situations for several reasons mentioned: 1. Lack of precise control for positioning and holding 2. Necessity of using two hands for movement 3. They are heavy compared to frameless pontoons 4. The microdrives operate in one direction without reversing the mechanism, at least the Hobie mechanism does. 5. The microdrives are expert at catching fly lines I used a (sea) kayak at times for fishing long before it was cool to do so. I love the improved access over my float tube and boat, but hated the hassles of the paddle and the fly line getting fouled in areas hard to access to free it. For salt, like San Diego Bay, perfect, if you're a bait fisherman. If rock fish fishing on coastlines, excellent. For freshwater use, there are better options.