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10 Fishing Kayaks Under $1000

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Kayak fishing is a way for anglers to get onto the water without a huge investment in equipment. With the skyrocketing popularity of fishing kayaks, manufacturers have pushed the envelope and are designing fishing-specific kayak models with features only dreamed of a few years ago. However, these features come at a cost (literally).

With prices continuing to increase, we decided to come up with a list of kayaks that you can get into for under a grand. All the kayaks on our Top 10 Fishing Kayaks list needed to be from reputable manufacturers, and each fill a specific neigh in the kayak fishing community.

The list runs from lowest to highest manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP). With a little research, you might be able to find these kayaks on sale for less.

Emotion Kayaks "Grand Slam Angler"

Emotion Kayaks Grand Slam Angler

MSRP: $799.00 - [Read the reviews]

Features:

  • ST Performance Hull
  • Dual tankwell with cargo net
  • Bow storage hatch
  • Two flush mount rod holders
  • Adjustable foot braces

Specs:

  • Weight: 72 lbs
  • Length: 14’5"
  • Width: 30.5”
  • Weight capacity: 350 lbs

 

 

NuCanoe “Classic 12”

NuCanoe Classic 12

MSRP: $799.00 - [Read the reviews]

Features:

  • Modular Bench Seats
  • Six Seat Positions
  • Can be rigged tandem or solo
  • Sealed hull
  • Ultra stable

Specs:

  • Weight: 77 lbs
  • Length: 12’
  • Width: 42”
  • Weight capacity: 525 lbs

 

Native Watercraft “Ultimate 12 Basic”

Native Watercraft Ultimate 12 Basic

MSRP: $899.00 - [Read the reviews]

Features:

  • Air-Lite Seating System
  • Tunnel Hull
  • Stable sitting and standing platform

Specs:

  • Weight: 50 lbs
  • Length: 12’1”
  • Width: 30”
  • Weight capacity: 350 lbs

 

Jackson “Cruise 12”

Jackson Kayak Cruise 12

MSRP: $949.00 - [Read the reviews]

Features:

  • Elite Hi-Lo seat
  • Bow hatch
  • Stand assist strap
  • Accessory hatch
  • Stern bungee storage area

Specs:

  • Weight: 68 lbs
  • Length: 12’3”
  • Width: 31.5”
  • Weight capacity: 350 lbs

 

Wilderness Systems “Commander 120”

Wilderness Systems Commander 120

MSRP: $969.00 - [Read the reviews]

Features:

  • AirPro Freedom Elite Seat
  • SlideTrax mounting system
  • Skid Plate
  • Extended thigh and knee padding
  • Stern bungee storage area

Specs:

  • Weight: 64 lbs
  • Length: 12’
  • Width: 30.25”
  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs

 

Feelfree “Lure 10”

Feelfree Lure 10

MSRP: $999.00 - [Read the reviews]

Features:

  • Gravity multi-level seat
  • Uni Track mounting system
  • Front oval hinge hatch
  • Rear flush mounted rod holders
  • Center console

Specs:

  • Weight: 69 lbs
  • Length: 10’
  • Width: 36”
  • Weight capacity: 375 lbs

 

Ocean Kayak “Trident 11”

Ocean Kayak Trident 11

MSRP: $999.00 - [Read the reviews]

Features:

  • Comfort Hybrid seat back
  • Battery storage bag
  • Modular Fishing Pod
  • Rear flush mounted rod holders
  • Transducer-compatible scupper

Specs:

  • Weight: 56 lbs
  • Length: 11’5”
  • Width: 30.5”
  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs

 

Hurricane “Skimmer 116”

Hurricane Skimmer 116

MSRP: $999.00 - [Read the reviews]

Features:

  • Bow storage hatch
  • Accessory hatch
  • Cup holder
  • Adjustable foot braces
  • AireStream seat

Specs:

  • Weight: 42 lbs
  • Length: 11’6”
  • Width: 30.5”
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs

 

Jackson Kayak “SUPerFISHal”

Jackson Kayak SUPerFISHal

MSRP: $999.00 - [Read the reviews]

Features:

  • Stable standing platform
  • Adapts for use with cooler as seat
  • Multiple mounting points
  • Accessory tray
  • Multiple included RAM and GoPro accessories

Specs:

  • Weight: 69 lbs
  • Length: 11’7”
  • Width: 35”
  • Weight capacity: 350 lbs

 

Wilderness Systems “Ride 135”

Wilderness Systems Ride 135

MSRP: $999.00 - [Read the reviews]

Features:

  • AirPro Freedom Elite Seat
  • Recessed, No-Snag deck fittings
  • Skid Plate
  • Orbix bow and midship hatches
  • SlideTrax mounting system

Specs:

  • Weight: 82 lbs
  • Length: 13’6”
  • Width: 31.5”
  • Weight capacity: 550 lbs

There are many great fishing kayaks that could have been added to this list. Did we miss one you think should have been added? Feel free to leave us a note below in the comments.

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Mark Watanabe

Mark "YakSushi" Watanabe is the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com, "He built this site!". He considers himself a mediocre fisherman and an unexceptional writer. He's the devoted father of a ton of little sushis (Air Quotes) and everyday tech ninja.