Best Inflatable SUP for Fishing – 2017 Top Picks


SUP fishing is a great way to get out and catch some fish, and an inflatable paddle board makes a perfect fishing platform. There are several well-built inflatable SUPs on the market that are extremely durable, portable, and super stable — making them an ideal option for anglers.

In this post, we’re going to list our top picks for this year’s best inflatable fishing SUP. While the paddle boards listed vary in price and features, they’re all worthy contenders and make outstanding platforms for SUP fishing…

Best Inflatable Paddle Board for Fishing – 2017 Top Picks

Sea Eagle FishSUP 126
Sea Eagle FishSUP 126
12'6"x40"x6"47 lbs350 lbs3-year, 180-day money back
NRS Heron 11′
11'x39"x7"30 lbs300 lbs3-year
Hala Fame
Hala Fame SUP
11'3"x37"x6"36 lbs350 lbs3-year
Boardworks Badfisher MCIT
Boardworks Badfisher SUP
11'x39"x6"29 lbs275 lbs1 year
SOL Paddle Boards SOLsombrero
SOL Paddle Boards SOLsombrero
11'4"x39"x8"39 lbs750 lbs3-year
SUP onthefly Guide
SUP onthefly Guide
11'3"x37"x6"36 lbs602 lbs3-year
Airhead AHSUP-3
Airhead AHSUP-3 SUP
10'8"x38"x6"32 lbs300 lbs1 year
Aqua Marina Drift
Aqua Marina Drift SUP
10'10"x38"x6"27 lbs287 lbs1 year
Aquaglide Blackfoot Angler
Aquaglide Blackfoot Angler SUP
11'x36"x6"34 lbs450 lbs1 year
Z-Ray FS7
Zray FS7 SUP
11'x32"x6"28 lbs330 lbs1 year

Sea Eagle FS126

Sea Eagle FishSUP 126

The Sea Eagle FishSUP 126 is the largest inflatable fishing SUP in our list. Measuring 12’6″x40″x6″, the FS126 is a super stable board that is large enough for your fishing cooler, tackle box, and plenty of other gear. With a total of 14 stainless steel D-rings and a bungee storage area at the board’s nose, there are plenty of secure tie-down points on this board. The built-in fish measurement ruler is super handy, and Sea Eagle offers some very interesting options for this board including a fishing seat and small motor. For more info, be sure to read our in-depth Sea Eagle FS126 review.

NRS Heron 11' Fishing SUP

NRS Heron 11′ Fishing SUP

The NRS Heron 11′ inflatable SUP is a solidly-built board that is perfect for fishing. The Heron features two 7″ side chambers that make it an incredibly stable fishing platform, and the tough drop-stitch construction is highly resistant to cuts, scrapes, and punctures. NRS includes plenty of options for securing gear. Up front is a bungee storage area, and there’s also a second bungee area on the back half of the deck that is totally adjustable. This is perfect for your tackle bag and cooler, and the board also features three accessory mounts. For more info, check out our full-length NRS Heron 11′ review.

Hala Fame

Hala Fame

Measuring 11’3″ x 37″ x 6″, the Hala Fame is a super stable platform that is absolutely ideal for SUP fishing. Featuring 15 reinforced stainless D-rings for rigging, this is a versatile board that can comfortably carry a cooler, tackle box, and other fishing gear.

All of Hala Gear’s inflatable SUPs are backed by a super solid 3 year warranty, and they’re built with the finest materials. Hala is well-known for their cutting edge designs, and the Fame is a great choice for those who don’t want to settle for second best.

Boardworks Badfisher MCIT

Boardworks Badfisher MCIT

When it comes to inflatable fishing SUPs, the Boardworks Badfisher MCIT is another solid choice. Measuring 11′ x 40″ x 4″ (the deck is 4″ and the rails are 6″), this is an extremely wide board that is super stable and perfect for fishing.

Stability and durability are two of the most important factors when it comes to an inflatable fishing SUP, and the Badfisher MCIT’s extra wide profile and durable drop stitch construction deliver the goods in both departments.

SOL SOLsombrero SUP

SOL Paddle Boards SOLsombrero

Measuring 11’4″ long, 39″ wide, and a whopping 8″ thick, the SOL Paddle Boards SOLsombrero is one super stable, incredibly buoyant board that is capable of hauling a ton of fishing gear.

Featuring 15 reinforced D-rings, the stable SOLsombrero offers plenty of tie down points for securing all of your fishing gear. The board also has several cushioned carry handles, double reinforced sidewalls, and a rugged triple PVC nose cone for added protection and increased durability.

SUP onthefly Guide

SUP onthefly Guide

SUP onthefly is a newcomer to the world of paddleboarding, but they’ve wasting no time in producing a super high-quality inflatable fishing SUP. The SUP onthefly Guide is an extremely stable fishing platform that measures 11’3″ x 37″ x 6″. It features a bungee storage area at the nose, as well as 8 D-rings near the rear of the board for tying down a cooler and other fishing gear. We really dig the foam traction pad’s fish design, and the board comes with a really nice wheeled backpack.

Airhead SUP SS Camouflage

Airhead SUP SS Camouflage (AHSUP-3)

The Airhead SS Camo is another extremely stable inflatable SUP that is perfect for SUP fishing. This board measures 10’8″ x 38″ x 6″, and features tapered rails, an aggressive nose, and excellent rigidity.

Up front are four D-rings and a bungee storage area for securing gear, and on the flip side the board features a three fin setup with a removable center fin. We really like the stealthy camo design of the Airhead AHSUP-3, which obviously makes it a great choice for outdoorsmen.

Aqua Marina Drift

Aqua Marina Drift

The Aqua Marina Drift is a well-designed board that offers a lot of nice features for fishing enthusiasts. In addition to fishing rod holders, the Drift also includes a KOOL fishing cooler with high back seat, bait well, and storage boxes.

Measuring 10’10” x 38″ x 6″, the Aqua Marina Drift is nice and wide and provides the type of super stable platform needed to fish with confidence. The large diamond pattern EVA foam trackpad provides good traction, and it has one slide in center fin.

Aquaglide Blackfoot Angler iSUP

Aquaglide Blackfoot Angler iSUP

Aquaglide’s Blackfoot Angler measures 11′ x 36″ x 6″ and is packed with features that serious anglers will appreciate. With a total of six Scotty accessory mounting plates, front and rear Bungee cord storage areas, and a front measuring ruler, this board was obviously designed with fishing in mind.

The Aquaglide Blackfoot Angler features a high-quality EVA foam traction pad with an attractive teak appearance, and the US finbox system gives you a lot of versatility.

Z-Ray FS7

Z-Ray FS7

Last but not least, is the Z-Ray FS7. Measuring 11′ x 32″ x 6″, this board is the narrowest of the bunch and it features a unique blunted nose design.

The FS7 has a large number of grommets for tying down gear, as well as a bungee storage area that is perfect for stashing your backpack or dry bag. On the flip side is a tri-fin setup for better tracking, and it includes a nice bundle of SUP accessories.

4 Responses to “Best Inflatable SUP for Fishing – 2017 Top Picks”
  1. Tye

    Hi, I’ve always been curious about Bote Boards and I like the design and options, but I can’t seem to find too many sites that review them. Is there a reason for this, I’m just trying to do my research and was curious if I was missing something or not?


      Hi Tye, thanks a bunch for the comment. Bote definitely makes some really nice boards and I plan on doing some write-ups on them in the near future — please stay tuned.

      Happy paddling!

  2. sandi

    Hi. Its hard to find many testimonials on these wider boards. I want a fishing isup because my knees are bad so I need the stability of a very wide board to enjoy the sport with my friends. But, am getting nervous because there are not many testimonials on the ones you have listed.
    Some have a 3 year warranty and return, but how does one find out if a company is stable enough to be around in 3 years. Thanks for any insight and help on my dilemma. These wider fishing isup are more expensive, but I need the 36+ width and stability to help paddle and get back on the board. thanks


      Hi Sandi, thank you for your comment. Based on what you’ve told me, I’d recommend the Sea Eagle FS126 for you. At 40″ wide, it’ll provide you with all the stability you need and Sea Eagle has been in the business of making inflatables since the 60’s. They’re not going anywhere, and you’re covered with an industry-leading 3-year warranty and 180-day money back guarantee to boot.

      Hope this helps. Happy paddling!

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