With the trend in price-point fishing kayaks trending towards compromise in hull quality, performance, gear management, and comfort, Jackson Kayak's new Bite doesn't cut corners. With an 11'6" hull designed by Jackson Kayak's top hull design team 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 is estimated at under 72 lbs 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 system and plenty of room to stand comfortably. The open-concept deck has been long-awaited from Jackson, giving the paddler ample storage space fore and aft along with a system of touring-style bungie cords. These areas are perfect for crates, hard and soft coolers, dry bags of gear and more for daily usage and long exploration trips. The deck features numerous storage placeholders for standard-sized tackle boxes. Jackson Kayak has also included their popular flush-mounted rod holders, 4 rod stagers, as well as long-awaited integrated recessed cup holders, gear tracks on both sides, adjustable foot braces and a hog trough recess to make the Bite a full-featured kayak.
1 - Stable, well-tracking hull
JK hull designers have made the Bite hull a smooth tracking, maneuverable and stable hull.
2 - Stern storage area
Open stern storage area offers ample room for crates, bait tanks, and expedition gear within reach of the paddler.
3 - Rod Stagers
Rod stagers allow for the staging of up to 4 rods for quick, convenient access to multiple baits.
4 - Gear tracks
Gear tracks are located around the Bite for the addition of additional rod holders, fish finders, camera mounts as well as other accessories.
5 - Tackle box storage
Surrounding the angler are storage positions for tackle boxes (3640 Plano)
6 - Molded in handles
The bow and stern handles are molded in for comfort and ease of transport. These handles also serve as a great way to lock down your kayak to your car, truck or trailer to prevent theft.
7 - Trimmable Ergo Seating System
Enjoy the comfort of the Jackson Kayak Ergo seat with the benefit of trimmability fore and aft - all in an economical package.
8 - Transducer ready scupper holes
Compatible with most transducers, this shaped scupper will allow for transducers to be flush with the bottom of the kayak. Two locations for ease of installation.
9 - Drainage slip, hog trough pass through
This gap is used for front storage area drainage but can also be used as a hog trough slip will allow for easy and convenient storage for catch, photo and release anglers.
10 - Flush Mount Rod Holders
Two flush-mounted rod holders behind the seat for easy access. Great for trolling for big fish!
11 - Cup Holder
You asked - we've got it! Cup holder on either side of the seat is convenient for a Nalgene bottle, tumbler... or those lures you'd rather not have rattling around your feet.
12 - Additional tackle box storage
We've added space at both sides of the seat for even more tackle box storage. Two in the front, two at side eliminates the need to store as much in the stern.
13 - Paddle holder/bungee bow storage
Large, open front bow deck for storage and packing of gear in dry bags give the Bite an unparalleled amount of packability for long expeditions.
14 - Stand Assist Strap
Need a little help getting up or sitting down? Our handy stand assist strap will help you you into and out of a standing position like a pro.