Kayaks

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Old Town Announces FREE Fish Finder with New Topwater Kayak Purchase

Old Town performance in a compact, nimble format—including PDL Drive version—and FREE fish finder with purchase when kayaks start shipping early July!   Old Town, Maine (June 28, 2018): The upcoming introduction of the Old Town Topwater fishing kayak series at ICAST 2018 has been the talk of the global kayak fishing community. Old Town has let some of the big news break already—for starters, that Topwater ‘craft will come in two lightweight, […]

Swell Watercraft Scupper Pro

New Swell Watercraft Scupper 14 Kayak Now in Production

(Bellingham, WA)  After 18 months of intense design and planning, the first production of the highly anticipated Swell Scupper 14 kayak has finally begun. Originally conceived by Ocean Kayak founder Tim Niemier, the Scupper is especially pertinent to kayakers who face tough conditions and cover many miles per day.  It’s easily the fastest recreation sit-on-top kayak money can buy, but it was also designed with safety and stability in mind. […]

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A Cheap Kayak and Cheap Whiskey Can Be Really Bad

Thinking about buying that cheap kayak from Walmart? It might be a bad choice.  Before we get into the technical aspects of it you need to know a couple of things. #1 I’ve been on a budget. I spent $200 on my first kayak more than 15 years ago. It did what I needed it to by getting me off the bank. #2 This article isn’t meant to disparage any person […]

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Crescent Kayaks LiteTackle and UltraLite First Look

Crescent Kayaks, a long time manufacturer of recreational kayaks has introduced their first offering into the fishing kayak niche. The Crescent LiteTackle and Crescent UltraLite are sub-$1,000 fishing kayaks that have high end appointments and are built for multi-water performance. Both of these kayaks are made in America and are built for rigidity to survive harsh conditions on the water. Most of the prototype testing has taken place on rocky […]

Jackson Kayak E-Flex Drive Electric Motor Payne Outdoors

First Glimpse of the Jackson Kayak E-Flex Drive Unit

In July of 2016, Jackson Kayak introduced the world to the new Flex Drive units for their kayaks, a small snippet, that most of us had forgotten about, has resurfaced. The Flex Drive is easily deployed with the flip of a lever, has adjustable pitch prop blades and a 12:1 ratio. An interchangeable electric motor-driven head unit is in development as well for release at a later date. Oh yeah! […]

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8 Accessories for Your New Kayak

Every year it happens. For the last 15 years that I have been around kayak fishing, Christmas brings a great new flood of people to the sport I love. Thousands of new anglers, looking for a way to get on the water or maybe a different way to get on the water, ask for and receive a kayak for Christmas. Often times these gifted kayaks are not the $3,000 super […]

Ascend H10 Review

Ascend H10 Hybrid Kayak Review

Cooler weather is here and just in time for the cold water kayaking days is the newest kayak from Ascend, the Ascend H10 which is due out soon. The Ascend H10 hybrid sit in/on kayak is a scupperless kayak that takes great features from canoes and kayaks and blends them together. The Ascend H10 is the little brother to the Ascend H12, a longer version of the H10. At 31 […]