Understanding kayak hull design is incredibly important in deciding what kayak is best for your situation. What conditions will you be fishing in? Freshwater, inshore or offshore? These factors play a huge part in determining which kayak is right for you. Generally the wider and longer the kayak, the most stable it will be, but the hull shape is also pivotal to how the kayak performs in different conditions.
If you’ll be venturing offshore and battling waves, you’ll need a wave cutting bow and a sleek, streamlined hull. If you’ll be focusing more in open water sight fishing conditions, something like the DoubleU hull from Old Town may be more suitable due to its balanced weight distribution.
Will you be having little ones or pups joining you on your outings? Consider your own weight plus the weight capacity, open space, and the amount of storage it has available.