Tell me, xbeefx. Actually, I have never, or only once, owned a kayak longer than 10'. That was the appropriate size for river fishing in Virginia, and now my 10 footer slides into the back of my SUV with moderate over hang. Cinch the hatch down and hit the road.
We also saw pontoon boats, and variations of float tubes on the river. But, kayaks and canoes were the most popular platforms. On shallow, fairly fast, rocky bottom rivers, it was good to have a hull beneath you that could generally take a beating
As I mentioned, I flip flop constantly on going to a float tube--but since I am set up I lack the urgency to make a change..
Can you launch a yak at Woodbridge Lake? I go to church right around the corner, and looked at the lake. Very pretty. If it holds fish, and you can get on the water, it would be a viable option for me..