Jackson Kayak introduces the Bite fishing kayak.
Jackson Kayak has introduced a new kayak, the Bite, geared more towards the entry-level angler and price point. At a $799 retail, this one should certainly be on the short list of options if you’re in the market for a fishing kayak.
With the trend in price-point fishing kayaks tending towards compromise in hull quality, performance, gear management, and comfort, Jackson Kayak’s new Bite fishing kayak may be the ticket. With an 11’3″ hull designed by Jackson Kayak’s top hull shapers and at a class-leading 35″ in width, the Bite performs to the paddle-ability and stand-ability standards you are used to in a Jackson Kayak. It also is estimated at under 68 lbs with seat making it easy to manage in and out of the water.
The Bite’s comfort was not skimped on either with the addition of a brand new trim-able framed seating set up and plenty of room to stand comfortably. The new open concept deck has been long awaited from Jackson giving the paddler ample storage space fore and aft of the kayak, supported by a system of touring-style bungee cords. The deck will feature numerous storage placeholders for standard sized tackle boxes.
“This project has been the result of an exercise to keep the level of quality you expect to see in a Jackson Kayak but at a lower cost,” notes James McBeath, Jackson Kayak’s Marketing Director. “We didn’t want to leave our core fishing kayak values behind in this build. We wanted comfort, paddling performance, stand-ability and immediate access to your gear. The end result is a great all-around fishing platform that will be perfect for those wanting to get into kayak fishing, for those who wanted a lighter weight kayak and for those running livery or guiding businesses where quality is important.”
Jackson Kayak has also included their popular flush mounted rod holders, as well as recessed cup holders, gear tracks on both sides, adjustable foot braces and a newly developed hog trough recess to make the Bite a full-featured kayak.
The Bite is scheduled to be available in December of 2018 at a retail price point of $799.
For more info on Jackson Kayaks, head over to their website.