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Jackson "JKrate"

Make & Model

Brand:
Jackson Kayak
Model:
JKrate
MSRP ($):
139.95

The "JKrate" is Jackson Kayak’s solution to the old, boring fishing crate. Just like their kayaks, Jackson built in features and function into this crate to maximize your fishing experience, and create multiple customization options. Store your tackle, lunch, dry clothes, rain jacket, fishing accessories, cameras, or whatever else you need convenient for a fun day on the water.

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(Updated: June 02, 2015)
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Improved small J Krate

I have the latest of the J Krates and they have changed the way the bungee cord fastens the lid. Much easier, one handed operation. The cord is still recessed into groves in the lid and makes it comfortable when doubling as a seat. It also makes it easy to stack other stuff on top.

Mine is the smaller version and I can still fit plenty of gear. Depending on the circumstances and where I am fishing, I can pack a soft sided 6 pack cooler (holds more than 6!), 2 x 3600 style Plano boxes, large soft sided worm/soft plastics bag, plus have room for snacks, flashlight and lots of other stuff.

My YA Hawg Trough fits perfectly in the handle opening. The 3 rod holders provide plenty of storage space for rods or a net...or both. They have grooves and slots for pliers. tools, or lures in between the rod holding tubes.

The attached recessed gear tracks in the top (one on each side) provide a convenient place for your VisiPole, rod holder, go pro broomstick or a myriad of other possibilities with all the cool stuff we can get to mount to track systems these days.

Although the lid does not have a watertight seal, the inside storage remains dry. Even in heavy rains or rough waters.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
7-15 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Durable construction, holds everything
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Jackson JKrate: Versatility, Space, and Durability

Like Chris, I have an early version of the J Krate. This thing is massive in terms of storage space. I rarely have to put equipment into my hull or center console because this thing holds it all. Food, beverages, fishing equipment, my ENO hammock, spare finder battery...the possibilities are endless with the JKrate. In addition to ample storage space, one can move the handle positions, add rod holders, add flag mounts, light mounts, camera mounts or simply leave it as is. Jackson now offers a smaller version of the original JKrate and a cooler that fit inside, so even more options. The last item of note with this crate, is how durable this thing is. I use it as a seat when not on the kayak and store my kayak straps in it during the long Minnesota winters. It's built of the same material and in the same fashion as Jackson's rugged kayaks, so we all know this thing will last.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
Used:
7-15 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Ridiculously rugged, huge storage capacity, versatile
Cons:
Bungees can be awkward
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Jackson J Krate

I have an early generation J Krate and I added 3 rod holders to mine. I can carry WAY more gear than I need to in it. Totally love the extra rod holders. newer models have pull tabs on the bungees, mine did not so I added my own and changed the bungee routing to my liking. Really good addition to the fleet.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
7-15 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Great place for gear
Cons:
bungee can be challenging
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