Kayak anglers are constantly modifying their kayaks – adding some rod holders, an internal hatch for storage, mounts for GoPro and other waterproof video cameras... This DIY spirit runs deep in the kayak fishing community, but all this drilling, cutting, and gluing can have a price: rigging remorse.
At ICAST last year Wilderness Systems gave us a sneak peak at the “A.T.A.K”. There were so many cool and unique features about this fishing kayak but we were sworn to secrecy with the threat of an untimely demise by Confluence Outdoors Marketing Manager Evan Lyendecker.
Eddyline is batting 1000 at their first trip to ICAST. They picked up the award for Best Boat and Best of Show with the “C135”. We stopped by their booth to get a full walkthrough of their flagship fishing kayak.
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of their bestselling fishing kayak, Hobie unveiled a limited addition Outback at ICAST 2015. This limited run of 500 Outbacks are guaranteed to sell out fast. We had a chance to talk to Morgan Promnitz at ICAST and have him walk us through some of the unique features of this special edition fishing kayak.
The folks at NuCanoe have just released the latest addition to their line of versatile kayaks. The new “Pursuit” is the answer to people who want the stability of their previous models in a sleeker, faster, and easier-to-paddle version.
Drew Gregory walked us through the prototype "Coosa HD" at Outdoor Retailer 2014. The well-rounded Coosa HD will give kayak fishermen a little more room and stability, especially when compared to the original "Coosa". See Jackson Kayaks' full press release below.
The Hobie “Outback” was the company's first kayak aimed directly for the kayak fishing market. It continues to be their top-selling fishing kayak to date. Because of its continued success, Hobie has left a great design alone sticking with the mantra: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. – until the 2015 model.