Not trying to be a smart arse but the best PFD is the one you are wearing. I have seen far too many pictures of folks out fishing while not wearing their pfd
Maybe not!!! But not a good answer either. I wouldn't wear a inflatable. The problem with a inflatable is you never know if its going to work until you need it. Also if u do find yourself over and in the drink there's a good chance those hooks you were using to hook your trophy are going to hook that balloon around your neck and deflate it for you.
If I was you I would find a PFD that fits and feels comfortable on you and also pockets that you can put a few things in that will increase your odds of survival if the unplanned does happen.
I keep my VHF attached to my pfd also a knife that is only there for that reason of survival and never used for anything else but that. A strobe light, mirror and a laser light. Theres no doubt thats this might seem to be a little bit over overkill or maybe not. I have all ready put myself in the drink and didn't need any of the items I described here including my pfd. But what if I did need them?.Here is my post of when I went went for a swim viewtopic.php?f=11&t=37285&p=151965#p151965
and also my videos so you can see what I wear on my PFDhttp://www.youtube.com/user/MUDDUCKS47?feature=guide