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kayaks are very popular to fish from. ask RoadWarrior...go to www.kayakfishingstuff.com for more info. get a used one first.  check out the weight of the kayak...it may be cumbersome to transport on a bike.  many are between 35 and 50 lbs.  they make inflatable kayaks also.  my 2 cents.

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define portable.  I understand you are 13 so "portable" is relevant.  Canoes, jon boats, kayaks,....all portable.  If limited to ,let's say, a bicycle, how about an inflatable raft?  Careful with your hooks tho,lol.

 Why have you eliminated a float tube?  cheap, very portable, stealthy.  

Good luck

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I can't think of anything you can trasport on a bike and fish out of but a float tube?  They are great!

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A kayak is not an option unless you can leave it at the pond. It is just another boat in terms of transporting the thing. I don't use a boat on my locale ponds, I fish from the bank. My kayak is down at the Secret Pond permantly now.

So, that brings us back to a tube, I think.

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Canoes,jons,kayaks are good choices,but if you only have a bike you'd have to leave it where you are fishing at.It could get stolen.Maybe you could get an adult you know(relative,friend of family,etc.) to transport it for you and pick you up( or go fishing with you).

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I would have suggested float tubes as well.  I have three of them that haven't been wet in over four years cause I don't like going alone and I don't have anyone that is willing to go with me.  The problem that I have found with tubes is that, at least around where I live anyway...it would take a big set of "cajones" to get in one and not be jumpy as hell.  Lots of the ponds around here have serious snake problems...and although I am not afraid of snakes at all, when I am in the water I prefer not for them to be around or for me to be in a boat at the very least.  That old saying that "snakes don't bite underwater" is the biggest load of crap I have ever heard.  Thats my reason for not liking float tubes anymore...but allot of people love them.

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I am sure that I have seen little kayak trailers and for sure cargo trailers that are mounted onto a bike frame. It has been a while so I can't say right off hand where to go to look. Some of the plastic boats are pretty light and wouldn't present much drag. You would have to limit your length. If you are good with your hands and have access to any tools and some materials you could probably build a trailer for almost nothing. Some old bicycle wheels and some conduit. You might also try a sports or bike shop, there is one here in town I will see if they have anything if I get a chance. I wanted to go look at one of those (?)Kayaks with the little flippers that you peddle anyway. A couple of other options one is a "port a boat" it folds up and I was looking at a "Night Stalker" on line the other evening it is like a tube with a built in minn kota trolling motor. Of corse none of those will be cheap.

Here is a trailer, it isn't the one I am thinking about, but it would give you an idea about what I am talking about. I may even have some plans drawn for one stashed some where but they would take some hunting, if you are interested.

http://www.efn.org/~equinox/canoe.html

http://www.northwoodscanoe.com/    carts

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Shadow, I fish a 9.5 ft kayak I bought new for $265 it 's a Perception Swifty, recreational. You may be able to find one used.  It weights 38 lbs without my gear and is easy to handle for a guy 58.  I usually carry it about 100 yds to the lake.  However, when I'm in the mountains I need to go farther, so I bought an old golf cart at Goodwill for $4.00 and converted it for a total of $23.  I also use it as a stand to hold the kayak when I work on it.  

With a kayak, I'll bet you could convert one of those baby trailers people pull their kids in.  Or simply get a gooseneck to attach from under the seat to beyond the tire and convert a cart.  

Good luck

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