Re: kayak, float tube or pontoon
I don't have a pontoon, only float tube and inflatable kayak. I'll vote for the float tube as my favorite, but its a series of tradeoffs. Float tube is easier to transport (can put in my car partially inflated, the kayak must be un-inflated to fit) and much more maneuverable, so its easier to fish from. You can easily hold your position when fishing in the float tube, with any wind you need an anchor for the kayak. What you can't do in a float tube cover a lot of water, which is where the kayak is nice. I can see a kayak would be great for fishing rivers too, I've never used it that way. I will usually reach for my float first when heading out to fish.