Over the past few years, we’ve seen a lot more fishermen out on kayaks. Makes sense, it’s a cost effective way of getting to the fish and getting some exercise at the same time. Here, from our friends at Canoe and Kayak, is a basic rundown of a fishing kayak.

There are few experiences more enjoyable that paddling out on a sunny day, casting a line from your kayak, and catching some fresh fish for dinner. But before you hop on a fishing kayak, use our annotated guide to know what to look for:

Hobie Quest Fishing Kayak Gear guide

Pictured: At 11 feet, the Hobie Quest 11 sit-on-top, fishing oriented kayak is made of polyethylene. ($1000; 58 lbs; hobiecat. com)