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Thanks for watching out 2019 Edition of Top 10 Fishing Kayaks Under $1000. As promised all the stats are listed below as well as our Staff Picks. If you have further questions please go to our Website and shoot us an email for the quickest response.

Staff Picks:

Bill Beckett/ @headwatersflyfishing
-My choice in a kayak under $1000 is the Bonafide EX123 because of its paddling efficiency and simple, snag-free layout. I like to cover water, but still, want to stand and cast when I get to my spot.

Matt Guthrie/ @matt_Mandu
-My pick is the Cresent Ultra Lite Tackle. I like it for its light weight and ease of paddling on the water. This is my grab and go kayak when I’m just fishing for a few hours, or launching down rocky levee. I love that it’s small, yet still has a nice roomy standing platform.

Josh Geizler/ @the_pooh_is_real
-My favorite kayak of the bunch is the Crescent Ultra Lite Tackle. For a small easy to transport kayak, it still has plenty of speed and stability for me at 200lbs. I mostly fly fish, so a clutter-free deck is key! I was very torn between this and the RS117, but ultimately the Crescent is on my van more than the Bonafide.

Bam Miller/ @bamistheman
-I think the Vibe Seaghost has the most bang for the buck. The rudder, and center hatch put it just ahead of the Crescent Lite Tackle for me.

Dan Arbuckle/ @headwaterskayak
-I choose the Crescent Kayaks Lite Tackle. I love the fact that they put hull design first on this kayak. It handles incredibly well in all types of water. It still easy to stand in, yet I can still edge it and drive it like a proper kayak. So many yaks are built around standing, and the hull performance suffers. The Lite Tackle is the best blend of stability and performance that I’ve ever seen! Plus it’s built like a Sherman Tank.

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Crescent Ultra Lite Tackle:
PRICE: $699
LENGTH: 10′ 2″
WIDTH: 30″

Vibe Yellowfin 120:
Price: $799
Length: 12′
Width: 33″
Weight: 65 pounds
Capacity: 400 pounds

3 Waters Big Fish 105:
Price $799
Length: 10.5′
Beam: 33.5″
Weight: 89 lbs
Capacity: 380 lbs

Jackson Kayak Bite:
Price: $799
Length: 11’6″
Width: 35″
Weight: 72lbs
Capacity: 400 lbs

3 Waters Big Fish 120:
Price: $999
Beam: 36″
Length: 12′
Weight: 100 lbs
Capacity: 400 lbs

Jonny Bass 100:
Price: $899
Length: 10’
Width: 35.5”
Base Weight: 77lbs
Capacity: 400lbs

Crescent Lite Tackle:
PRICE: $899
LENGTH : 12′ 4″
WIDTH: 34″

Bonafide RS 117:
Price: $999
Length: 11’7″
Width: 33″
Weight: 77lbs
Capacity: 425 LBS

Bonafide EX 123
Price: $999
Length: 12’3″
Width: 29.5″
Wight: 67lbs
Capacity: 375 LBS

Vibe Seaghost 130:
Price $999
Length: 13″
Width: 33″
Weight: 75lbs
Capacity: 550lbs (questionable)

Honorable Mentions:
Vibe Yellowfin 100:

Vibe SeaGhost 110:

Feelfree Moken 12.5:


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