Jackson Bite Angler | Yak with many hats by Daniel Ingram | Feb 15, 2021 | Bite, Featured Post, Fishing, Fishing Boats, Fishing Feature, JAdventures Main Banner | 4 comments Yak Of Many Hats Blank slate Originally, I had purchased the Bite Angler for use on small rivers and small lakes. I wanted something that was grab and go but still high quality and would last. Initially the plan was when using this kayak, I would take one dry bag with some essentials, a little tackle and four rods. As expected, it was perfect for my intended purpose and I enjoyed many trips to my local small lakes and rivers. I was thrilled with its lightness, stand-ability, tracking and maneuverability making this a very comfortable platform to fish from. The deck provided a lot of space for standing and fishing including using a fly rod and stripping line. The spaciousness of the deck surprised me even when I had several rods and lures strung out all over the place. Having no internal storage for me was a plus as I could always have access to my gear at any given moment and not having to worry about digging around in the hull. With all this being said I also realized that this kayak could really be decked out with some accessories to make it an even more capable yak for bigger water and even tournaments. Decked out My thoughts on rigging this one out was to show folks that you could get an under a thousand-dollar manageable yak and turn it into a fishing machine for even the seasoned angler. So, to deck it out I installed four pieces of GTL175 top loading gear track, fish finder using the switchblade transducer deployment arm, two pieces of 32” led light strips, Yakgear Battery box, Yak attack omega and omega pro rod holders, Yak attack visicarbon pro light pole, anchor wizard and crate system from NRS. Once installed I took it to a larger lake that was nearby and I spent a full day and some night paddling and really enjoyed it. Despite all the added accessories with them well placed it did not seem over crowded and everything was super accessible. So, after many outings and using this yak for over a year now I’m still loving it and using it for many different applications. If you are looking for a smaller kayak that has big personality and features this might be the one for you. Go to your local Jackson Kayak dealer and check them out or on the web. Learn more about the Bite Angler here. https://store.jacksonadventures.com/jackson-kayak-bite-angler-2021/ 4 Comments Jean Wilson on February 21, 2021 at 11:02 am Way to enjoy it, Daniel! Reply Richard Hansen on February 22, 2021 at 7:59 am Whatever it takes to dig your rig, Dan! Reply Doug on February 22, 2021 at 6:58 pm I love mine, but I have the first version, before the nice seat. I’ll probably break down and spend the $132 for the good one. When I bought the original version, I just assumed the seat would be the quality of the other Jackson kayaks I’ve owned. Reply Daniel on February 22, 2021 at 8:48 pm No doubt Doug. Definitely need to be able to sit in the saddle and be comfortable. The updated seat is more comfy and think that would be money well spent. Good luck and safe paddling. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.