Re: kayak, float tube or pontoon
With the 'toon or tube you never really have to swap your rod for a paddle just to hold or gain position against current or wind (within reason of course) The fins do that. Both are very hard to capsize which isn't so true with a kayak
In a 'toon if you have a tether between the bows you can just stand up to fish a run then sit right down again without doing a balancing act plus, you can haul a lot of stuff without much worry of strapping everything down.
A small outboard allows them to move right along too.
I like my tubes but love my 'toon!