SUP fishing is a great way to get out and catch some big 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 who need an easy way to get to the best fishing spots…
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 SUP fishing rigs for everything from fly fishing to bass hunting.
Best Inflatable Paddle Board for Fishing – 2019 Top Picks
|Sea Eagle FishSUP 126||12’6″x40″x6″||47 lbs||350 lbs||3-year, 180-day money back|
|Sea Eagle SUPCat10||10′x42″x8″||20 lbs||450 lbs||3-year, 180-day money back|
|BLACKFIN Model X||10’6″x35″x6″||25 lbs||450 lbs||2-year, 30-day money back|
|BLACKFIN Model XL||11’6″x34″x6″||27 lbs||485 lbs||2-year, 30-day money back|
|Fish Stalker Pro||12′x34″||38 lbs||500 lbs||90-day|
|NRS Heron 11′||11′x39″x7″||30 lbs||300 lbs||3-year|
|Hala Fame||11’3″x37″x6″||36 lbs||350 lbs||3-year|
|Airhead AHSUP-3||10’8″x38″x6″||32 lbs||300 lbs||1 year|
|Aqua Marina Drift||10’10”x38″x6″||27 lbs||287 lbs||1 year|
|Aquaglide Blackfoot Angler||11′x36″x6″||34 lbs||450 lbs||1 year|
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.
Sea Eagle SUPCat10
Brand new for 2019, the Sea Eagle SUPCat10 is an incredibly versatile option that offers excellent stability thanks to its wide, dual-chamber catamaran design.
The SUPCat10 can be paddled or motored along using a gas or electric motor and its locking swivel seat is far more comfortable than sitting on a SUP cooler. We love the variety of mounts and attachment points offered by this new board — there’s even a wheeled accessory add-on that makes it easier than ever to cart your board and fishing gear to the water.
BLACKFIN Model X
A popular board from the folks at iROCKER, the BLACKFIN Model X features ultra-durable quad-layer PVC construction, outstanding stability, and plenty of on deck storage space. This rugged inflatable SUP comes with a premium grade wheeled roller backpack, carbon fiber shaft paddle, dual chamber triple-action pump, repair kit, and leash. There’s also a brand new Action Mount at the nose for 2019 which makes it quick and easy to secure a rod holder or your GoPro camera.
Read our in-depth BLACKFIN Model X review for more details on this board.
BLACKFIN Model XL
The big brother to iROCKER’s smaller 10’6″ Model X, the 11’6″ BLACKFIN Model XL offers improved tracking, speed, and increased deck area for those in need of added space. The Model XL comes with all of the same great features as the Model X and the incorporation of iROCKER’s new composite PVC construction for 2019 has dramatically reduced the overall weight of this board.
For more information on this versatile iSUP, check out our detailed BLACKFIN Model XL review.
Fish Stalker Pro
Thanks to its triple-chamber catamaran design, the Fish Stalker Pro is a unique and stable SUP fishing setup that is highly customizable. This inflatable fishing SUP comes with plenty of D-rings for securing your gear and cooler, as well as numerous threaded inserts for attaching RAM accessories or a paddle holder. There are also convenient grab handles located at the nose and tail of the board for pulling it in and out of the water.
The Fish Stalker Pro includes a 3-piece Tahoe SUP paddle, travel bag, and dual-action pump.
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.
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.
Completely redesigned for 2019, the Badfish Badfisher measures 11’6″ x 36″ x 6″ and comes loaded with Scotty plates and D-ring attachment points for securing fishing rod holders, accessories, and rigging additional gear. The overhauled shape of the board is designed for stability and glide, making this SUP a good choice if paddling performance is a priority.
All Badfish SUPs are covered by a great 3-year warranty.
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
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’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 mounts, front and rear Bungee cord storage areas, and a front measuring ruler, this board was obviously designed with the serious SUP angler 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.