Here are some things to consider regarding motorizing your fishing kayak:
1.) Many kayak anglers greatly dislike paddling a large distance to get to a good spot because it’s too tiring. Spending time kayak fishing is preferable to pedaling or paddling. Large, expensive motorboats that require trailers, ramps, and maintenance are commonly disliked, ruling out the option of large motorboats.
2.) Electric Trolling Motors also do not make the cut. Whether you carry a heavy battery, or an expensive lithium battery, your fishing trips are going to be limited in length by the battery life. Some kayak anglers I know quit using their trolling motors altogether for these reasons.
3.) Long fishing trips, made possible by gas outboard engines are loved by kayak anglers. This is because where storage is concerned, gasoline is king, as well as in the power category.
In a perfect world, there would be a car-toppable, small, ergonomic and stable motorboat that would enable the ability for long hours of fishing as well as the capability to fish standing up. Surprisingly, such a product exists- As illustrated below:
Outboard motors won’t usually fit a fishing kayak, but they do on this W500 model. Owning this unique fishing kayak may not necessarily entail gas motorizing it, as paddling and electric trolling are still viable options. Motorization is explained in detail in multiple fishing kayak blog posts, and is a common topic among kayak anglers.