Vibe Kayaks Big Gamble

2019 is shaping up to be a big showdown year in fishing kayak manufacturing. New high-end kayaks from trusted manufacturers like Hobie, Jackson, and Feel Free are gaining some headlines but the real dog fight is further down the pricing ladder. Since late 2017, large name kayak manufacturers have been promising more kayaks in the $999 and below price point. The Continue Reading

13 Most Popular Kayaks Under $1000

When looking for a kayak that won’t break the bank, many anglers set the ceiling at $1000. Those same anglers then search out information on what are the most popular kayaks under $1000. To make it a bit simpler, I polled a group of 30,000 kayak anglers and asked which kayak under $1000 was their favorite. These are the results Continue Reading

New Jackson Blue Sky Boat Announced

 Jackson Kayak today announced the company will debut a new boat brand and the brand’s first model at Outdoor Retailer next week. Blue Sky Boatworks emerged from collaboration between Jackson Kayak’s development team and paddlesports veteran Andy Zimmerman and his design team, which includes multi-hull guru Jim Brown. Built on a catamaran platform and manufactured by Jackson Kayak at its Continue Reading

Jackson MayFly Hatches in 2017

SPARTA, TN (February 2017) – The recent MayFly hatch in Sparta TN is big news for the fly fishing community and the kayak industry. Jackson Kayak’s MayFly kayaks – the first kayak made specifically for fly fishing – are emerging from the factory and beginning to move quickly across the United States to retailers now. “The wait is over and Continue Reading

Outdoor Life with Kristine Fischer

Jen Mues caught up with rising star Kristine Fischer to talk about life, adventures, and her new gig as a kayak angling guide in Nebraska.  Kristine Fischer comes from the great state of Nebraska where she is a phenomenal athlete as well as an asset to young women around the world. I would like share with you a piece to Continue Reading

VIDEO: Coosa Spotted Bass Adventure

I’ve never had the opportunity to fish the Coosa River or catch a Coosa or red eye bass. Eric Atkins makes me really want to go as he so artfully captures his time on the water with friends Evan Howard and Dennis Day Jones Jr. This is actually the first video I have seen from Atkins. I’ve been privileged enough to run Continue Reading

Is Something Up with Jackson Kayak?

As ICAST approaches, many kayak companies are making a splash with sneak peaks, new things coming announcements, and the like. The usual suspects are releasing a new pedal kayak or a new motor kayak, or a new offshore boat of some sort. Yet, there is a quiet amongst the media storm of information around Jackson. Where is Jackson Kayak in Continue Reading

Standing in a Kayak: It's Not Just the Design

Standing in a kayak is the new thing (compared to five years ago) that everyone wants to be able to do. As people flock to the sport they see commercials, ads, pictures and videos of people standing up and fishing from a variety of kayaks. I’ve seen almost every major manufacturer release an ad for one of their kayaks where Continue Reading

Review: Jackson Kraken 13.5 (Elite)

  Contributed by Richard Penny After owning the original Jackson Kraken and offloading it after a full season, I was somewhat hesitant to even bother getting into the 13.5 version. I figured it would just be a shortened and skinnier version of the original, would offer some minor improvements and would still not be a boat that would be versatile Continue Reading

Simplify Your Tourney Tackle

Contributed by Eric Boyd, Jackson Kayak Fishing Pro-Staff, www.foothillsangler.com It is easy to overthink tournament day.  It is just as easy to transform a kayak into a floating tackle box to make room for my overthought.  I’ve been there on multiple occasions.  I never know if there will be a frog bite in January.  Heck, I might even have to Continue Reading

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