I am not exactly new to kayak fishing, but I'm getting back into it after a few years of hiatus. Some advice would be appreciated as I begin shopping for a new boat. I'm sure there's other topics I could glean some information from, so send me some links if I'm retreading old ground. For example, the link to KayakBasics in the stickied "how to find the right kayak for you" is 404'd.
So, previously I owned a cheap pelican that I used on the rivers and lakes of central Texas. Unfortunately, it was lost in a flood after I moved to Houston, hence the hiatus. Now, while a cheap craigslist boat was perfect for the man that I was, the man that I am wants something NICE to mess around with on the coast. However, googling has caused some serious analysis paralysis to set in, so I'd like to make a shortlist from suggestions here to go out and paddle around in.
The main activities for this boat will primarily be saltwater fishing inshore with some river/lake fishing on occasion. I'm 6ft, 240 lbs (on the downward trend) with no disabilities to worry on. I'd spend up to $1000 on the boat, plus whatever rigging needs to be done. If you can make a case for spending more, I'd listen.
Thank you for your time/advice.