Mac, mate have fished extensively in the past from Trailer boats up to Cruisers sports and game fishing chasing everything from bream and bass to tournament and club game fishing. As the other guys have mentioned, so much work is involved particularly in the game fishing side of things with bait and burley preparation as well as tackle and boat maintenance. It ended up loosing its appeal for me. I still own a bream boat but it hasn't seen the water since I got my yak.
The yak is pure simplicity and makes my fishing experiences far more intimate. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just me and my quarry as I peacefully float a couple inches of the surface of the water. It relieves all of my stress, makes me forget my week and by reducing my stress levels prepares me for the upcoming one.
I achieved all that I wanted to out of a powerboat and am having fun and have lost the jaded feeling by setting myself a new wish list from the yak that I can work towards achieving. It is hard to define the special something that I get from yak fishing but powerboat fishing didn't give me this wether it was chasing grander tigers, cranky makos, tuna, marlin, bream or bass.
Give it a lash; you won't look back as long as you are fishing from a proper fishing kayak. This makes a huge difference as while I paddled fished for years from a motley collection of canoes, sit in kayaks, wave skis and distance skis, it was only when I fished from a yak that was a dedicated fishing yak that I became a dedicated paddle fisho as I was no longer fighting my boat and could concentrate on fighting the fish.
Catch ya Scott