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 – 2018 Top Picks
|Sea Eagle FishSUP 126||12'6"x40"x6"||47 lbs||350 lbs||3-year, 180-day money back|
|BLACKFIN Model X||10'6"x35"x6"||29 lbs||450 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|
|Boardworks Badfisher MCIT||11'x39"x6"||29 lbs||275 lbs||1 year|
|SOL Paddle Boards SOLsombrero||11'4"x39"x8"||39 lbs||750 lbs||3-year|
|SUP onthefly Guide||11'3"x37"x6"||36 lbs||602 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|
|Z-Ray FS7||11'x32"x6"||28 lbs||330 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.
BLACKFIN Model X
A brand new board from the folks at iROCKER, the 2018 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.
Read our in-depth BLACKFIN Model X review for more details on this board.
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.
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 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 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 (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 iSUPAquaglide’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.
Last but not least, is the Z-Ray FS7 fishing iSUP. 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.