Howdy Kayakers. I'm just curious what the pros and cons of fishing from a sit-in versus a sit-on kayak might be. I am totally new to kayaking and originally was thinking of getting a sit-on style, but after getting to a store & trying out one sit-on style & several sit-in models (sitting on the wood floor only, not in water yet), I'm beginning to wonder if I might be better off with that style. I am interested in taking my dog along (one factor). I am interested in being able to use the kayak in most any season (another factor). And I am interested in being able to easily load and unload the kayak from my car's roof rack. Originally I was looking at the 1080 Pro-Angler Fisherman or the Shakespeare 120, but now I'm leaning towards the Old Town Dirigo 106. I love it's storage area & dashboard, plus the rod holders, and it has enough room for my dog too. Any thoughts from anyone? I'm trying to select the best of both worlds and stay in my budget. OH, guess I should mention I will be using this kayak for lakes primarily, perhaps placid river areas very rarely.