Several weeks ago we spoke with Morgan Promnitz, Fishing Product Manager at Hobie Cat Company, and asked him if any of the older models of fishing kayaks were getting updates. At the time, Morgan told us that Hobie is always innovating, and that “You never know what the future may bring...”
The word is certainly out that Jackson Kayaks will be releasing a new boat called the “Kraken”. This kayak was collaboration between Jackson developers and Jim Sammons, host of the Kayak Fishing Show.
They came, they unveiled, and they took home the ICAST 2014 Overall Best of Show. That’s right - Old Town (a division of Johnson Outdoors) stole the show with their new fishing kayak line, the “Predator XL”.
Hobie just provided you an excuse to buy a Pro Angler fishing kayak. The new "Pro Angler 17T" is a tandem version of their extremely popular Pro Angler line. You can now justify its purpose to your significant other: it’s the family’s kayak, not just yours. The Pro Angler 17T can be rigged solo, traditional tandem, or face-to-face tandem. The PA 17T sounds like the perfect all-around family fishing kayak… fishing boat.
Feelfree Kayaks officially announces their latest fishing kayak in the Lure line - the “Lure 13.5”. It includes many of the standout features of its smaller cousins, the “Lure 10” and “Lure 11.5”. These include the front insulated console/cooler with integrated cutting board, transducer recess and port, and molded-in cup holders.
You had me at Pink Camo! Feelfree US has added some fishy features to the new “Move Angler” kayak. These kayaks are specifically designed for smaller paddlers, but have features anglers are looking for - like rod holders with safety leashes, and the upgraded "Kingfisher" seat. Did we already say Pink Camo? The Move Angler is now available in Blue Camo, Desert Camo and Pink Camo. See the full press release from Feelfee below.
Much of the information floating around about the new Wilderness Systems lawn chair-style seat has either been completely off base or embellished. (What do you mean? Everything you read on the internet is TRUE!) So we decided to go straight to the source, and get what we could from our contacts at Confluence Outdoor.
Of course, anyone can read any article written on YakAngler however I will say that this is geared for my lady anglers out there. More specifically, my lady yakanglers!