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3 Waters Kayaks Buyer’s Guide: The Right Fishing Kayak for You

3 Waters Kayaks Buyer’s Guide: The Right Fishing Kayak for You

3 Waters Kayaks Buyer’s Guide

We understand how much time, effort, and even money goes into finding the perfect fishing kayak, especially if you want to make sure that it has everything that you need for a great time out on the water. To ensure you make the best choice, there are a few things you'll need to keep in mind when choosing the right one, and we want to make sure that you know exactly what they are before you make a purchase.

To help you out, in this post we'll take a look at the best 3 Waters fishing kayaks on the market today, what they will all offer you, and what you need to know to make the right choice.

Key Considerations for Buying a 3 Waters Fishing Kayak


3 Waters Fishing Kayaks come in a variety of different lengths, widths, and with various carrying capacities. Here's a quick look at what you should consider before making your final purchasing decision.


Shorter kayaks (9-10') are the perfect option for kids, teens, and lighterweight adults as they are easier to move about, store, and offer kayakers the best maneuverability for easy-going weather conditions and calm bodies of water. The downside is, shorter kayaks aren't as stable and are limited in capacity and storage.

Mid-range kayaks (11-12 feet) are the best option for the average paddler. They provide good balance and maneuverability, track well, have decent capacity and storage volume, and suited well to a wide range of different water conditions.

Kayaks that are longer than 12 feet in length are best suited to long-distance paddling on open water. They provide optimal tracking, great straight-line efficiency, larger storage spaces, and plenty of legroom. However, they will also take up more space when transporting or storing them at home.



Generally speaking, the narrower a kayak the easier it will track through the water but the less stable it is likely to be. A width of 32" or more may be a tad more sluggish but will provide greater stability. For general recreational and fishing purposes, it's best to stay within the 30-32" range. Although, if you need additional storage and carry capacity or have a desire to frequently stand while casting or paddling, it's best to push it out to 32"-34".


Many kayaks come equipped with both internal and external storage to keep you organized while out on the water. Internal storage, usually located through a stern or bow hatch, is perfect for items like spare fishing tackle, emergency equipment, or other essentials that aren't used frequently. While external storage, often holding items into place with a set of bungee cords, are great for holding items, boating gear, life jackets, clothing, and other necessities that you'll probably need access to throughout your time on the water.

Our Top Picks

3 Water Big Fish 103 Pedal Drive Fishing Kayak

Length: 320cm/10’6” | Width: 89cm/35inches | Weight: 50kg/110lbs | Carrying Capacity: 180kg/397lbs

3 Water Big Fish 103 Pedal Drive Fishing Kayak features a patented pedal drive system that gives you the power to go where you want when you want. With a width of 35 inches and a length of just 10'6" feet, it's more compact than its counterparts to provide optimal stability for anglers, while allowing for great maneuverability in smaller bodies of water. Whether it's standing up, sitting down, paddling, or peddling this fishing kayak is sure to help you find the best fishing holes.


As low as $124/mo with Affirm. 0% APR options available

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3 Waters Big Fish 103 Fishing Kayak

3 Waters Big Fish 105 Fishing Kayak

Length: 320cm/10’6” | Width: 85cm/33.5inches | Weight: 40kg/89lbs | Carrying Capacity: 172kg/380lbs

3 Waters Big Fish 105 Fishing Kayak is a uniquely designed kayak that offers the stability of a pontoon boat with the flexibility and maneuverability of a traditional fishing kayak. The hull design makes it easy to stay on course and will keep you stable in high winds or rougher waters. This kayak has amazing stability and tracking, allowing you to fish all day without feeling uncomfortable. Also, the large deck space allows for easy foot placement when casting or fighting those bigger, stronger trophy fish.


As low as $100/mo with Affirm. 0% APR options available

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3 Waters Big Fish 105 Fishing Kayak

3 Waters Big Fish 108 Pedal Drive Fishing Kayak

Length: 11’ | Width: 96.5cm/38inches | Weight: 61kg/135lbs | Carrying Capacity: 204kg/450lbs

The Big Fish 108 is designed to be your "go-to" fishing kayak. It's the perfect fit for anglers who want the best of both worlds; speed, stability, and capacity to handle big water, big fish, and big game. With features like an 8-ball Pedal Drive System, trimaran hull design, 450lbs carry capacity, you can enjoy hours of comfortable fishing with room for all your gear.


As low as $131/mo with Affirm. 0% APR options available

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3 Waters Big Fish 108 Fishing Kayak

3 Waters Big Fish 120 Fishing Kayak

Length: 365cm/12’ | Width: 104cm/41inches | Weight: 45kg/100lbs | Carrying Capacity: 181kg/400lbs

3 Waters Big Fish 120 Fishing kayak is the perfect boat for anglers who want to catch fish, but don't want to break their budget. With an extended hull and all-day comfort seat, this fishing kayak has plenty of room to store all your gear and features a stable hull design that will keep you dry and comfortable whether you are fishing in saltwater or freshwater.


As low as $109/mo with Affirm. 0% APR options available

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3 Waters Big Fish 105 Fishing Kayak

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Fishing kayaks are great for getting out on the water and exploring new locations. And with the right kayak, you can make the most of your fishing experiences.

If you're an avid kayaker or angler, why not check out our full range of 3 Waters fishing kayaks and accessories we have to offer. All our products are available to you via free and fast shipping, to check them out simply click HERE

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Justin McClanahan - September 22, 2022

Hi John! This is a great question to ask in our community forum. There are lots of people discussion Big Fish kayaks right now. Check it out at

JohnMartin - September 12, 2022

My Big Fish 120 with a dream to mount a Rip Tide 55 lbs thrust bow mount for Seawater Lemon Bay Englewood Florida. Any one try to mount a bow trolling motor yet on a 120

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