I use a 12 foot kayak for solo hunts a 14’ jon and an 18’ semi vee.
They each have their place through out the season.
I have used the kayak nearly half the hunts I’ve been on this season. I can throw it in the back of the pick up fully loaded and back down the ramp and slide it off.
it hauls about 2 doz. oversize duck decoys loose behind the seat, about 3 doz. lifesize.
Get a kayak with a wide open cockpit that you sit down in,that way you can get in and out in waders easily.
The reason I take it so often is because it’s easy. I have had it out a few times when the wind kicked up a little two much for it but never felt unsafe in it.
It’s a good tool for scouting too. I have paddled 5 miles up stream during summer flow with no problem. It cuts through the swamp pretty nice too and launches without a ramp.
Con’s - not too great in heavy current or heavy wind. Can't take friends along.