Each of those are great, but both have their specific use!
For jump shoot'n on long creeks are rivers I prefer a fiberglass square stern canoe, it seems to carry more weight and easier paddeling on long or overnight trips. Mine was camo'd and a small (1.2hp) outboard sure makes trip home better
Creek boat, mine was 2 man ok ok 2 1/2 man, hehe. Shadow grass hand stencil .... gota love that SHADOW !!
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i have done some jump shooting in a 12 foot 2 man fiberglass canoe on a creek here at home. its good for the smaller ones because its light and short making it easy to manuever. we have rigged grass and limbs to the front to hunt some beaver swamps too. We have a kyak that would be good too except for being red, been meaning to change that.... but its lower to the water which is a bonus over the canoe.
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I have a 11 ft one man (homemade ) creekboat that I use.It has the foot pedals and a 30 lb thrust trolling motor.But because the water is way,way low I took the motor off and paddle it right now.makes for some interesting hunting floating like that .And I my son just got a 10' kayak for Christmas to use on float trips.Picked it up at ****'s sporting goods in Wilmington at a really great price.Very lite and stable.Good luck with your decision.
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I use a 10' kayak (Wilderness Systems Pamlico 100) and it weighs 39 lbs. Painted it camo. It is very stable and I have no problems shooting 3.5" mags out of it. Not much storage so over night trips would be somewhat "bare essentials" only, but for day trips it's great. I have done float trips (jump shooting) up to 17 miles long on the roanoke river in it with no worries. And you can buy one for around $320-360 with paddle and life jacket. Good luck.
Old Town Discovery Sport - has the square stern for stability. I have a 15' and its plenty of room for 2 and gear if you decide to hunt the shallows in it instead of a jump shoot on the river. Only negative about it is its fairly heavy and nearly impossible to load, launch, or take out with just 1 man.
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