If you don't mind me tossing in my $.02, kyak fishing is a fast growing sport here in Oklahoma. The North East Oklahoma Kayak Anglers is gaining membership and hosting regular events. The guys (and gals) have been fishing the lakes, rivers, streams and ponds. I saw a recent post from one the guys who landed a 60# paddle fish from his yak on the Grand River. I have tried it out and am getting ready to buy a 10' fishing yak that I plan to use to chase stripers with my fly rod on the Arkansas River here in the Tulsa area, and down on the Lower Illinois about 60 miles south of here. I like a yak for the versitility, mobility, low purchase price, and low maintenance cost. I also like that they are quiet and handle extremely well in high winds - something we deal with in spades here. Yep... even here in the land of high-powered bass boats yaks are taking a firm hold in this fishing community.