I'm would like to get a canoe to get out with my kids and find some smaller lakes to fish. We moved to Eagle River in December and I sold my Harley yesterday to give myself more time to get out with the family and experience Alaska for the next few years. My kids are 7 and 9. I know no single canoe can do it all. An honest appraisal of what I'm looking for is a light canoe that I can get out, load, launch by myself (royalex?) with room for 1 or both kids. We were thinking about a larger canoe for the whole family, but I had shoulder surgery and need something light. Also, it might just be me alone, or with 1 kid a lot of times, so I would like something easy to paddle solo. I was looking at an Old Town Osprey Angler-14', 57 lbs, 1000 lb load range. Since it's mainly for fishing and paddling around and we won't be using it for long trips/overnight, I think it will be big enough. Any thoughts or advice from experienced canoe owners is greatly appreciated. Also, any advice on places to go within a couple hours of Eagle River would be appreciated also. Thanks.