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.
Let's face it - not everyone has tons of coin to drop on kayaks. I'm one of those guys. I've horse traded my way to where I am, and it's taken almost eleven years to do it. Don't think for a second that it's all glitz and glam here. For you, the guy slugging away fifty hours a week for 50% of what you're worth, I know that money in your pocket is never enough - but the sweet release that fishing gives you keeps you going.
Most of the 2014 kayaks are starting to arrive in showrooms across the country, while a few are still being shown only in pictures. Leaking photos, excitement about arrivals, and new reviews are fueling the growing buzz for several kayaks. Energized by the holiday shopping fever that is so rampant this time of year, kayaks - especially these five - are being mentioned in almost every angling forum and Facebook group across the nation.
Leaked photos of Feelfree's newest kayak, the “Lure”, give you a closer look at the multiple position high-low seating option. The seat looks similar to the Wilderness Systems "Air Pro" seat, with an internal plastic frame and padding, and the added ability to raise and lower into four different positions.