I'll kick this thread off.
Bass fishing for so many years, I have witnessed the evolution and growth of the small boat/yak market. My only experience fishing out of small boat was during my high school years. A good buddy of mine had a small, leaky, 8-10 ft riveted tin boat. Good times!!
We bought a pair of wood paddles and used a cinder block with a rope tied around it as our anchor.
Easy, simple, fun!! Fast forward to 2020 and I'm re-living my high school years all over again.
This time around however, my small boat is a Baby Bass Hunter.
The question that get often is, why? Why buy a small boat since I have a bass boat already? My answer is simple really. Down scaling to a smaller watercraft was the right tool for the job when it comes to hunting bass. My fishing grounds experience considerable water level fluctuations and I needed a boat that get into really skinny water, and this small boat fit the bill perfectly.
What say you, what's your small boat/yak story?