I just ordered a new fishing Kayak from REI since their sale started along with a few of the essentials I need with it (and most if not all are on sale). Decided on the Ocean Kayak prowler 13t, Aqua Bound Sting Ray Carbon paddle (about 138.00 on sale vs the Whisper which was my second choice at 45 on sale but I splurged). For a pfd I decided on the Stolquist Fisherman. All on sale so with car rack saddles and other misc stuff total to get me Kayak fishing was about 1200 but I could have saved more with cheaper pfd and oar.
If anybody else is looking at the Ocean Kayak Prowlers at REI they are on sale but were taken off the website. I had to go in to the actual store and work with customer service who found 2 of them left in their distribution center (I have one of them). But they were able to place the order, just don't expect it before next Memorial day weekend. Mine is scheduled for June 2nd.
Really excited to give this kayak fishing a go..starting at Hagg Lake and then work my way up to a PDX river, then a coastal bay, and eventually the ocean maybe! I will check out the Northwest Kayak Anglers forum as I have lots of questions.