Best Fishing Kayaks: Our Top Picks from iCast

I absolutely love fishing kayaks; their ability to get into shallow grass beds and seldom fished coves and inlets makes them a must have for any angler that wants to get to where the fish actually are.

While attending the 2013 iCast Fishing show last year, I was able to check out some of the top Kayaks currently on the market – these new kayaks have everything you could ever ask for and will allow you to get into those hard to reach fishing spots that have eluded you in the past.

The Best New Fishing Kayaks

The Feelfree Moken 12

The Feelfree Moken 12 was one of the coolest kayaks I saw while at the show. At 12.4 feet long and only 29 inches wide, it’s small enough to take almost anywhere, while still giving you enough room and stability to make standing casts.

The Feelfree Moken 12

One of my favorite things about this kayak was the modular track system that allows you to fully customize the deck without having to drill into the actual kayak.

The Feelfree Moken Rail System

One more thing that can’t be overlooked is the Wheel in the Keel which makes getting the kayak to and from the water a lot easier than most other kayaks.

Molken Wheel in the Keel

The Feelfree Moken 12.5 Kayak retails for $1,199

Old Town Kayaks Predator13

Old Town’s Predator 13 is another one of the kayaks that made the top of my list. This kayak was built with the fisherman in mind, and was one of the best looking kayaks at the show.  It’s tri-hull design, stability, and rail system makes it pretty hard to beat.

Old Town Predator 13 Kayak

While I did like the Moken’s rail system a little better, because of its ability to be slide across the hull, this did come in a close second.

Old Town Predator 13's fishing rail system

The Old Town Predator 13 Kayak retails for $1,299

The Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12

The Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 features a nice and stable multi-hull design, extra-wide beams, and an adjustable seat that really helps you get comfortable. It also has the more room to store gear than any other Kayak I saw at the iCast show.

Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12

For those that don’t like to paddle, the Pro Angler 12’s popular pedal-driven propulsion system allows you to save your arms for what’s important – casting.

Hobie Pro Angler 12's popular pedal-driven propulsion system

The Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 Kayak retails for $2,899

3 Comments

  1. January 20, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Some nice kayaks there. Not sure I’d ever stand in one to cast, but I’m a novice kayaker right now.

  2. Tommie White
    April 11, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Thanks for the great content. it’s very informative for me.

  3. Gear Mike
    June 17, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    This looks amazing. Thanks for the suggestion. I am more of a land guy, but would love to hit the water.

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