I will soon be a first time buyer of a kayak. I will be using it primarily for fishing. I am considering the Ocean Kayak Big Game 2. I am 6’1”, 345lbs and the BG2 seem to be the right size for me. I’ll be purchasing a trailer for towing and launch.
I plan on buying it in February to be ready for the spring Bass season. I am currently making an effort to accumulate as much info as possible before then. So if I may. I have a few questions to start with.
1. Scupper plugs: Do I need them?
2. Fish finders: Does anyone here us a scupper mounted transducer? Which transducers will work with the Ocean Kayak Big Game 2?
3. Do side-arm mounted transducers work as well as scupper mounted?
4. Rudder: I will be using the kayak on lakes and in rivers/stream. Does it make sense to install a rudder?
I’m sure that I will have many more questions as I dig through the mountains of info available.
Thanks in advance.