Dan J, you might want to think about a sit on top kayak. I fish from one and love it. It is light, portable,(I throw it in the back of my S-10 Blazer), there is room behind the seat for gear, has fishing rod holders, is very quiet, and is highly maneuverable. My 2 cents.Am thinking about selling my sailboat and buying something for inshore fishing. Where I'm at right now, we have a nice 17' canoe, right across our development is Bird Island with a cut heading into it. too small for boats, i think, but night be interesting for canoe fishing.