I visited recently with Aaron Baldwin (aka Biyakboats on the YakAngler.com forums) about his innovation - the “Biyak”. I traveled to McClellanville to meet Aaron at his shop to look over the Biyak and the pedal drive component.
While working a recent show, I checked out a product that I saw a couple years ago at another fishing show. Since I am trying to rig my kayak to fish the west Michigan streams for steelhead, I saw the advantage of the “Kayak Anchor Wizard”. Anchor Wizard is a company that will help you find an anchoring solution for whatever style of boat you have, including kayaks.
It’s natural to want a better vantage point. This is why many kayak anglers have gravitated towards the adjustable height seating options offered in modern fishing kayaks. Feelfree has taken things to the next level with the "Lure 10" and "Lure 11.5", offering ten different levels of seat adjustments.
On February 3, Shimano announced that they will be entering the sports action camera market with their “CM 1000 Sport Camera”. This camera has Wi-Fi capability that integrates with an iOS or Android application. This camera is waterproof to 30 feet (IPX-8 rated), and has an IPX5 dustproof rating. For those in the cold, the camera can operate at 14°F.
A new camera company has emerged in the action camera market and their latest offering is creating a lot of buzz in the kayak fishing industry. WASPcam, based in Canada, has pushed the envelope in feature and price with two new offerings that launched January 15.
When Luther Cifers of YakAttack asked for beta testers for his new product, the “CellBlok”, we knew we had to get our hands on one. The CellBlok is YakAttack’s solution for kayak fishermen looking for an all-in-one fishfinder mounting solution that can be easily moved from kayak to kayak.
Ocean Kayaks continues to develop new and exciting entries into the kayak fishing arena. The new "Prowler Big Game II" offers a multi-position seat, equipment mounting options, and and other features designed with anglers in mind. With a max load of 550-600lbs, it will carry you, your fishing gear, and maybe the kitchen sink wherever you want to go!
As I drove down the dirt road I had no idea what lay ahead of me; I had never seen the lake we were fishing, and the kayak I was using was a brand-new release. When I turned the corner I saw the typical wrapping of a newly-shipped kayak sticking out of the bed of a pickup truck. What was in the wrapper was anything but typical though.