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Profish 400 Lite

  • 13' 3" Length
  • 31" Width
  • 53 Weight (lbs)
  • $ 999 MSRP

Profish 400 Lite Description

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Profish 400 Lite Reviews

Read reviews for the Profish 400 Lite by Viking Kayaks as submitted by your fellow paddlers. All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community!

I really like my Profish...

I really like my Profish 400. It's great on the river, the lake and the open ocean. Very stable punching through the waves in Oregon. Easy to paddle and keeps a straight line. I've never felt like I was going to tip it over...not even in the ocean. I've got the tackle pod and the chill pod. Both work great. Outfitted with fish finder fairly easily. Adding two more flush mount rod holders just because there's room. I'd be happy to answer any questions.

Great all around fishing...

Great all around fishing boat. Light enough to load by myself and stable for the performance of the boat. This is a great paddling kayak! If you spend your time split between fishing and getting on the water to enjoy paddling, This is the best I have paddled, and almost as fast as my 14'6" sit-in side. I appreciate the boat's low profile along w/ the dry ride when going into the wind.

Good Fishing Kayak

Viking Profish 400, it's changed some from the original Lite model which was listed as light as 52 lbs and had a 30 inch beam. It is now currently listed on the American site as 61 lbs and 32.75 inches in width. I heard they added some more resin to beef it up, also interesting to note is the original length specified was 13'2, and is now at 13'6. This kayak is very comfortable with a good seat (seat included not adequate), I already had a comfortable Surf to Summit seat so not a problem. Easy to paddle at a good pace if you want, quite a bit faster than the Jackson Cruise I owned but not quite as efficient as my Necky Vector, but close. That says a lot considering the width.

It comes stock with 4 flush mounted rodholders, two in the middle behind the seat and two on either side on the gunwale that face forward for placing your rod if you're unhooking a fish or tying on a lure. There is room behind the seat to install 2 more flush mounts on the outside of the inner ones, which may make them a little easier to access, as it is now I reach behind and do it by feel but it works. If you use a shorter paddle stroke, the ones up front won't be a problem but I only do that if I'm fishing and not paddling any distance. There is a Starpoint mount made by Railblaza in the back behind the tank well that will accommodate a stern light or flag. In fact the Viking kayaks were designed with the Railblaza mounts in mind. 4 threaded holes sit in front of the tackle pod cover that will fit Starpoint mounts for rod holders or camera mounts made by Railblaza. One cool thing to note is with your rod holder pointed towards the stern the rod will be above your head but you'll still be able to troll like they do in New Zealand and see the strike right in front of you, unique to these kayaks. You can add a portable tackle pod to carry everything - depth finder, battery, tackle boxes etc., or add a portable Chill Pod behind you to add ice for your catch or your food and drinks. The tank well is very wide, the widest I've ever had. When I put my standard size milk crate behind me, I've got almost 3 inches to spare on either side. The unique scalloped hull makes the boat paddle much more efficiently, and it also sits low in the water, meaning it's not a wind catcher with minimal weathercocking. Tackle storage is easy with the tackle lid and bin beneath right in front of you.

Now for the few things I don't like but not major. The scalloped hull design brings with it a decent amount of hull slap in light chop against the wind. Even in smooth flat conditions there is a gurgling sound beneath the hull. The only other 2 complaints I have are the the handles are part solid and part tough cloth, I'd prefer solid all the way. The last one is one I don't get. Right under the side handles are pad eyes that will crunch your fingers if you carry the kayak sideways like I do when I pick it up from its stored leaned position. Overall the kayak is a winner in my book and one I think will suit my fishing needs for some time to come. Sorry for the long review but hope it can help someone make the right choice.

Firstly I bought a kayak...

Firstly I bought a kayak (Viking 2+1) for my family, but actually I used it only for fishing. I fished from it last couple of seasons and then understood that it is the time to try a real fishing kayak. I had a look at few options and chose Profish 400 Lite as it is a very good combination of weight, stability and comfort. I just recently started a new fishing season with this kayak and The longer I use Profish 400 Lite the more I like it.

I paddled a Viking Profish...

I paddled a Viking Profish 400 Lite for 4 years before upgrading to the Profish Reload. The Profish 400 is a great kayak with awesome stability especially in choppy water it also tracks well with out a rudder. add a Tackle Pod + Chill Pod = Excellent

Being the proud owner of a...

Being the proud owner of a Viking Profish 400 Lite is the best small fishing kayak I have owned. It's stable spacious practical layout makes catching and storing fish a breeze,combined with its Lite weight getting on and off the water is never an issue.

I have owned my Profish...

I have owned my Profish 400 for a year now. It lives on top of my 7m Hino Rainbow. It is a brilliant one man fishing workhorse and a great distance kayak. I have been on lakes, rivers and ocean from Sprirts Bay to Foxton so far and have caught many fish and had a load of fun. It is light, stable and with the tackle pod and trolly makes it so easy from the bus. Recommend it totally. Also the service from the sales guys in Matamata was awesome!

Love both my 400 lite and...

Love both my 400 lite and my Reload. The 400 lite is a fast, nimble, and versatile platform suited to just about every condition I can think of. I have used and abused this boat from fishing Texas lakes and rivers to duck hunting and sightcasting reds in the marsh as well as all the way out to 5.5 miles offshore tackling King mackerel, shark, and other pelagic predators. This platform handles high winds and rough chop like a champ. This is attributed to the boats efficient hull design. Light, sleek, and water tight enough,to build speed and punch the roughest surf, yet stable and short enough maneuver comfortably in choppy swells. Cheers Viking, cant wait to see the 2015 models!

I own the Viking Kayaks...

I own the Viking Kayaks Profish Reload & Profish 400 lite, the 400 is my go to for all round use. This kayak has something to appeal to all, stable, easy to paddle and a comfortable practice work platform... Removable tackle pod and chill pod makes it that much more convenient ... Great kayak to throw around in the surf too, nice and maneuverable and stable. Recommend you take on for a paddle as soon as you can.

The Profish 400 has done...

The Profish 400 has done me well over the past years, it is a very stable, workable fishing craft. I've been swamped by waves pulled by sharks... It handles like a boss.

I have a pro fish 400 lite...

I have a pro fish 400 lite it is just awesome... very easy to load onto 4x4 by oneself. It is very can even use it as a paddle board if you want to...stand up and paddle. As for a fishing platform you can't go past it..with 6 rod holders as standard it is just brilliant. ..not that you would ever think about fishing with than many rods in the water at 100% suits me

The Profish 400 Lite is...

The Profish 400 Lite is the perfect all around kayak. It paddles fast and easy making long excursions a breeze. It can handle the surf well; perfectly suited for btb. It is also stable enough to allow me to stand