Top 5 Fishing Kayaks Under $1,000

Looking for a fishing kayak under $1,000? Here are our top five recommendations that don't compromise quality, features and function and are actually under $900!

You probably already know that kayak fishing has been one of the fastest growing outdoor sports over the last decade. As a direct result of this, kayaks have been evolving to meet the demands of anglers looking for the next best thing. In less than 10 years, kayaks went from basic sit-on-top and sit-inside designs with foam padded seats that were paddled to what are now innovative fishing machines with adjustable height seats, foot and motor powered units and integrated electronics and lighting systems.

Those innovations came with a price though, with some kayaks costing anglers up to $4,000 and even more when fully outfitted! While many of these kayaks are great for those who are looking for an upgrade or have unlimited budgets, there are many with the same quality, features and functionality for less than $1,000. 

Here are a five recommendations all within the 10-12ft range - each one featuring a high end multi-level comfort seat, stability and customization options:

 

Seastream Angler 120 - $649 (Shop Now)

First on our list is the recently launched Seastream Angler 120, a new brand by the same folks who make Feelfree Kayaks, so you can rest assured you won't be sacrificing quality. But, don't let the price fool you, this kayak comes with everything you would expect from a $1,200 fishing machine including an oversized multi-position and height adjustable seat, UNI-Track accessory rails, rod holders with rod leashes and much more. What really makes this kayak stand apart is its stability, complete with a wide open standing deck and stand up assist leash. At $649, this makes the top of our list as one of the best kayaks you could buy for less than $1,000.

Specs: Length: 12' 3" | Width: 35" | Weight: 95 lbs | Capacity: 450 lbs
Colors: Terra Camo, Urban Camo | Rudder Ready 

 

Feelfree Kayaks Moken 12.5 V2 - $799 (Shop Now)

Next on our list is the Moken 12.5 which, is one of the most popular kayaks in the market today and for good reason, it's not only affordable but offers anglers a well balanced fishing kayak that offers both speed and stability. The new 2020 version of this kayak, also referred to as V2, now comes with a removable electronics and sonar pod and the EZ Rider multi-position and height adjustable seat making it one of the top choices for those looking for the best of everything in one kayak. Plus, it comes standard with the patented Wheel in the Keel making it easy to transport to and from your vehicle. Like most Feelfree kayaks, the Moken 12.5 comes with everything you need to get out and go fish including Uni-Track accessory rails for unlimited outfitting configurations, flush mounted rod holders and a large tankwell to store your fishing gear or a cooler. 

Specs: Length: 12' 6" | Width: 32" | Weight: 85 lbs | Capacity: 400 lbs
Colors: Ocean Camo, Winter Camo, Lime Camo, Fire Camo, Desert Camo | Rudder Ready

 

3 Waters Kayaks Big Fish 120 - $899 (Shop Now)

The Big Fish is considered to be one of the most stable kayaks on the market today thanks to the cathedral tri-hull which features two outer pontoons along with a central pontoon with deep channels in between. But it's not just about stability, this kayak is fish ready with rod holders, a removable electronics and sonar pod, a standing platform for sight casting and the UNI-Track accessory rail system for easy on/off accessory outfitting. The Big Fish also offers all day paddling comfort with multiple sitting and standing configurations - high, low, recline and flip away, which doubles as a lean bar when standing. 

Specs: Length: 12' | Width: 35" | Weight: 100 lbs. | Capacity: 400 lbs.
Colors: Terra Camo, Urban Camo, Green Camo, Wave Camo | Rudder Ready

 

Feelfree Kayaks Lure 10 V2 - $899 (Shop Now)

While this list focuses mainly on kayaks in the 12' range, we chose the Lure 10 V2 due to its price and features you'd typically find in a larger kayak. The Lure is what put Feelfree Kayaks on the frontline of high end fishing kayaks with features such as the multi-level adjustable Gravity Seat, patented Wheel in the Keel, huge reinforced standing platform and a removable sonar and electronics pod. Feelfree says this kayak fears no water and we know why, with a width of 34" and a capacity of 375lbs, you can find comfort in its stability so you can focus on fishing. Like most Feelfree kayaks, the Lure 10 comes with everything you need to get out and go fish including Uni-Track accessory rails for unlimited outfitting configurations, flush mounted rod holders and a large tankwell to store your fishing gear or a cooler. 

Specs: Length: 10' | Width: 34" | Weight: 77 lbs | Capacity: 375 lbs
Colors: Ocean Camo, Winter Camo, Lime Camo, Fire Camo, Desert Camo | Rudder Ready

 

 

Jonny Boats Bass 100 - $899 (Shop Now)

Okay, maybe not quite the traditional kayak you were thinking but for those who want to bypass having to use a paddle, the Jonny Boats Bass 100 is designed to accommodate a variety of electric or gas powered motors. From Jonny's own motor pods to a 2.5hp outboard, the hull on this kayak/boat is optimized for power. You can still paddle the Bass 100 base model by adding a set of retractable fins or a rudder to assist with tracking. The Bass 100 also features a removable sonar and electronics pod and UNI-Track accessory rails. At only $899, the true power of Jonny is in your ability to outfit to your own desire leaving you the budget to do so. 

Specs: Length: 10' | Width: 35.5” | Weight: 77lbs | Capacity: 400lbs
Colors: Blue Gray, Charcoal, Army Green, Orange | Rudder Ready | Motor Ready

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