There’s nothing quite like a day of fishing out on a tranquil lake or river. No engines roaring, or even any sounds of a truck starting up in the distance. It’s a dream for many anglers to leave civilization behind, even for just a day.
Unfortunately, it’s a hard dream to achieve on the more popular rivers and streams. If you can get your boat there, so can everyone else, and the dream of tranquility is shattered. That is, unless you could put your fishing boat and all your gear on your back and carry it to a remote access point. The inflatable fishing kayak allows just that, the chance to cast away from the crowds.
What to Look for in an Inflatable Fishing Kayak
The inflatable fishing kayak gives you the best of two worlds: the ability to hike to your fishing holes and to get off the shore with the maneuverability to head up and downstream at will. Other anglers might choose one because they lack the storage space to keep a hardshell fishing kayak. An inflatable kayak is a great option in either case, and while they’ve been stereotyped as poor performers compared to their hardshell cousins, many of them are incredibly tough and can be paddled just as well.
Since fishing kayaks are stationary much of the time, their most important traits are durability and comfort. If the boat can be punctured easily, your day will end prematurely. It will also be ruined if you can’t stand being in your boat. Fortunately, the Sevylor Coleman Colorado excels in both of these areas.
Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak Review
The Coleman Colorado is a relatively small tandem-fishing kayak at just 10 feet, but can be an excellent choice for paddlers who want something lightweight enough for one person to carry in a backpack (the other paddler can carry a bag with the fishing gear).
The bottom of the boat is safeguarded against punctures by a 1000D nylon tarpaulin. It also makes for a very solid-feeling floor, which you don’t always get with an inflatable. An 840D nylon cover protects the rest of the boat from holes caused by rocks and fishhooks.
Sets of paddle holders on each side of the kayak keep your paddles secure and out of the way while you’re fishing. The boat also comes with two rod holders, which can be positioned on either side of the paddlers. A second set of rod holders can be added if each paddler wants to have two lines set up at a time.
As you can see from this Sevylor Coleman Colorado review, it’s a great boat for anyone who wants an easy to set up and very durable inflatable fishing kayak. Inflatable fishing kayaks are great for anglers who either don’t have the storage space for a hardshell boat or are interested in fishing backcountry waters accessible only by hiking trail. Other than the size, which is a trade-off for its portability, the boat’s only negatives have to do with the accessories. With a little forethought, the kayak can easily be set up in the way that’s most comfortable for you.