Bite

Bite 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.

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Product Features

  • 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.

Comments on “Bite”

  1. September 13, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Will this have the high and low seat positions?
    Would be great if it did!

    1. January 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm

      The seat we are using is a bit higher to make getting up easy but not lifting the center of gravity too high.

    2. Doug Loar
      March 18, 2019 at 7:45 am

      Will the seat be easily removable???

      1. March 18, 2019 at 11:24 am

        Hey Doug, yes. The seat is easily removable.

  2. September 14, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Hey Mark, this seat will not have hi/lo seating but will be trimmable fore & aft. Should be a solid ride, for sure!

    1. October 23, 2018 at 12:01 pm

      Sounds good, thanks.

  3. Marc Dubé
    September 16, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Hi,
    Does the deck have a Standing pad or an anti-slip «carpet» ?

    1. September 17, 2018 at 10:14 am

      Hi Marc, it does not, but the deck is textured to help it be more ‘grippy’. We will likely offer an accessory standing pad kit in the near future.

  4. Robert
    September 25, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Does this have the skid plate on the bottom?

    1. September 26, 2018 at 8:25 am

      Hey Robert, yes, the Bite will have a skid plate similar to what is on the MayFly and Liska.

  5. Josh Wolfbauer
    September 27, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    Any word on when you might expect this to be released?

    1. September 28, 2018 at 10:20 am

      Hi Josh, we’re on track for an early December production date.

  6. LUCAS
    October 25, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Will other colors be avalible?

    1. Manuel
      March 11, 2019 at 1:32 am

      Im waiting for a response on colors as well.

    2. March 18, 2019 at 11:29 am

      Hi Lucas, these are the colors for our 2019 season. We will release new ones in August for 2020 season.

  7. Warren Wong
    November 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Is there a recess on the bottom of the kayak for fishfinder transponder or do u just use one of the scupper plugs?

    1. November 7, 2018 at 4:53 pm

      Hey Warren! As it happens… there are TWO transducer scuppers in the hull 😉

  8. December 4, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Just what I’ve been looking for to compliment my Big Tuna for solo trips. Can’t wait to see the boat. That weight, width, length and price is perfect for me.

  9. chris
    December 6, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Is there a release date for this yet?

    1. December 7, 2018 at 9:59 am

      Hey Chris, we’re looking at an early-mid January release here.

  10. EB
    December 14, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Is the ride going to be relatively dry or will water creep up through the scuppers?

    1. December 17, 2018 at 10:00 am

      Hi EB! This is going to be a relatively dry ride, assuming you stay away from the 400lb max capacity limit. We’re stoked on this boat for sure!

  11. Timothy Miller
    January 26, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    I’m liking this as a Nu Canoe owner. I might make this my next kayak. Please tell me where I can find pictures of the bottom. Otherwise I will have to wait a week when it is at CFO Nashville.

    1. January 28, 2019 at 4:37 pm

      Hey Timothy, you can find a picture of the bottom under the Photos section in Lifestyle Gallery on the Bite page. Let us know if you can find it okay.

      1. Ben Fryer
        February 6, 2019 at 5:08 pm

        Can’t seem to find the pictures mentioned of the hull bottom of the new Bite kayak

        1. February 7, 2019 at 10:31 am

          Just shot you an email with that image, Ben. Someone (*cough* me) accidentally deleted it when they updated the studio gallery. Its back up there, FYI.

  12. Skylar Hopper
    January 28, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Will the seat be removeable? Will the seat back be molle-compatible?

    1. January 28, 2019 at 9:23 pm

      Hi Skylar, the seat is removable. I will check with the team tomorrow to see if the MOLLE panel can be purchased separately and added to the back and underside of the seat.

      1. February 7, 2019 at 10:33 am

        Skylar, sorry for the delay here. YES, you can add our MOLLE panel to the back of the seat.

        1. Skylar
          May 22, 2019 at 8:11 pm

          I noticed on the store that there is a Bite Seat Kit 4.0, but there’s not much of a description or picture. Would you be able to elaborate on what it is exactly? I bought a Bite, btw. Great boat!!

  13. Jay
    January 28, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Is this kayak released yet? I’m looking into a new kayak for my 2019 tournament season. And am very interested in this

    1. January 28, 2019 at 9:25 pm

      Hey Jay! The Bite should begin shipping within the next couple weeks… stay tuned!

      1. Jay
        January 28, 2019 at 9:44 pm

        Thanks for the quick reply. Also is there gonna be accessories available to mount electronics and a battery etc?

        1. January 29, 2019 at 10:04 am

          The Bite features GearTrac on the gunnels which will make for a relatively easy spot to position an electronics unit. Your battery could sit in one of the four side pockets around the seat – we’re not making a dedicated accessory kit for electronics at this point, but it should be easy enough to get rigged up.

          1. Jay
            January 29, 2019 at 3:07 pm

            That works perfectly thank you.

  14. Jason Reed
    January 30, 2019 at 12:11 am

    How thick is plastic on the bottom? Will this Stand up to rocky rivers? Looking to purchase this winter. When can I come see in person?

    1. January 30, 2019 at 11:01 am

      Hey Jason, no worries on the thickness of the bottom of this kayak! Thickness is comparable to that of any of our other fishing kayaks… between .15-.20. Not sure who you’ve got for your local dealer, but we should be shipping not later than the beginning of next week!

      1. Jason Reed
        January 30, 2019 at 2:51 pm

        Will the bite be at the fishing expo this weekend in Wilson County, Tn?

        1. January 30, 2019 at 4:27 pm

          Yes! If not full production it will be very, very late stage pre-production. Check in with the good folks at Caney Fork Outdoors at the show to check it out!

          1. JASON N REED
            January 31, 2019 at 12:10 am

            Excellent

  15. Derek
    February 3, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Is the seat easily removable?

    1. February 4, 2019 at 11:17 am

      Hey Derek, you’ll be able to remove the seat quite easily. The clamps at the front of the seat hold the seat in place, and pulling up on the seat frame will release the base. The back of the seat will slide out from between the stagers on the back readily at that point.

  16. Mike Cox
    February 4, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Was hoping to see a Bite at the fishing expo at Knoxville , but there were no Jacskon kayaks at all. I’m anxious to demo one in the spring. I really like the clean deck layout and the four rod stagers makes this a perfect fit for me.

    1. February 5, 2019 at 10:36 am

      We are super-excited about this boat, as well! Check with your local dealer to see when they’re anticipating arrival and give it a gander. Looking very much forward to spring in this boat, we’re pretty sure you’ll love it, too!

  17. YOSUE JOSE CARIDAD FUENMAYOR
    February 6, 2019 at 8:01 am

    How high is the seat from the deck? and what warranty do you offer? Thanks

    1. February 6, 2019 at 10:41 am

      Hi Yosue, the base of the seat is four inches above the deck – the same as the low position in our fishing kayaks with high-low seating. You can check out all the details of the warranty here: https://jacksonkayak.com/about-jackson-kayak/jk-support/jackson-kayak-limited-manufacturers-warranty/ – hope this helps!

      1. Yosue
        February 6, 2019 at 9:33 pm

        Thanks. And what paddle size would recommend for this boat (im 5.90 tall and 187lbs).

        1. February 7, 2019 at 10:42 am

          I’d look at something around 240cm – that’s what I use on this kayak and it works well.

  18. Jason Thompson
    February 7, 2019 at 8:24 am

    I have finally found my dream kayak! I do a lot of river and small lake fishing and love to take my dog (Chihuahua) out with me and he will love the open deck!

    1. February 7, 2019 at 10:43 am

      Great Jason, yes! This will be a great boat to take with your four-legged companion.. and *you’ll* love the open deck, too. Have fun on the water!

  19. Harry Stephens
    February 8, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Will this kayak work well on S.W. Mo. N.W. Ark streams? Or would you recommend something different.

    1. February 11, 2019 at 10:15 am

      Hi Harry, this boat should work quite well for streams and other moving water. The stability is top-notch, and while it retains its maneuverability it also tracks very well. Couple that with it being on the lighter end of the weight spectrum and you’ve got a winning combo. Naturally you should take it out for a test drive first, but I think you’re looking at a great skinny water setup here.

  20. February 9, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    I’m getting mine next Sunday after the Pittsburgh Outdoor Show in Monroeville, Pa. The River’s Edge will have one on display for the whole show.

    1. February 11, 2019 at 10:15 am

      Sweet Doug, you’ll love it – enjoy!

  21. David Gahafer
    February 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    What’s a hog trough?

    1. February 11, 2019 at 10:17 am

      Hey David, the hog trough is the standard measuring board typically used by anglers to size their catch. Most catch and release kayak fishing tournaments require them.. they’re a great tool to have on your ride.

  22. Wayne
    February 9, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Since I’ve had back problems, I’m a little concerned about the weight of the kayak. How much would the boat weigh with the seat removed?

    1. February 11, 2019 at 10:19 am

      Hey Wayne, the Bite is one of the lightest fishing kayaks in our fleet. Weight is 72 lbs with the seat removed – I personally don’t have a hard time with it whatsoever, but I’ve not had back issues, either. Best bet would be to visit your local dealer to see if loading and unloading are easy enough for you.

      1. Wayne
        February 11, 2019 at 4:16 pm

        Thanks I will. I’m 68 and need something fairly light to load into my truck. I will have approximately 8 ft. of length in the bed of my truck with tailgate down. That would leave another 3 1/2 feet of boat behind the tailgate. Would it be safe to transport it like that or could it possibly damage the hull? Didn’t know if I would have to go with a shorter boat. Thanks for your help!

        1. February 12, 2019 at 10:17 am

          This boat should ride really well in the bed of your truck. I have an older Chevy Colorado that specs out about the same as yours and its a great fit. I wouldn’t recommend leaving it in the back of your truck to bake in the sun for weeks on end, but for transportation purposes you should be in great shape.

  23. Cory W
    February 10, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    This kayak looks great, and will most likely be in my garage very soon. My only concern at this point is that I don’t see any way to mount a micro power pole or anchor wizard to it. Is there a way to do this that I’m not seeing?

    1. February 11, 2019 at 10:22 am

      Hi Cory, thanks, we’re pretty fired up on it, too. The Bite isn’t ‘PowerPole Ready’, per se – those have the four inserts on the stern to accommodate the mounting bracket. You can likely find an adapter plate that would work. The Anchor Wizard would attach to the gear track but you may need to add a few pad eyes to route the anchor tether line.

      Hope this helps!

      1. Cory W
        February 14, 2019 at 3:24 pm

        I see, so are all the top surfaces of the Bite flat like on the Cuda HD? If so then mounting gear track for the anchor won’t be a problem. It’s hard to tell from the pictures of the sides, bow and stern are flat on top or dome shaped.

        1. February 14, 2019 at 3:36 pm

          Just took a look at that area around the stern tankwell a little more closely and yes… its flat like the Cuda HD, so shouldn’t be an issue at all. I’ll also shoot you an email with a shot to look at as well.

  24. Dave
    February 10, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Will your sliding under seat tray work on the bite?

    1. February 11, 2019 at 10:31 am

      Hey Dave, the deck does not have the inserts to hold the underseat sliding tray so it might take a little engineering to make it happen … but it *is* possible.

  25. Todd Thomas
    February 12, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    What colors does the Bite come in?
    Does it come with a paddle for $799?

    1. February 13, 2019 at 11:09 am

      Hi Todd, if you click on the ‘Photos’ tab above you’ll see all the available colors. Our kayaks do not include a paddle.

  26. Michael W Huber
    February 13, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Are the seats Aluminum or Steel?

    1. February 13, 2019 at 11:49 am

      Hey Michael, our seats are aluminum.

  27. Jared W
    February 16, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Just wondering if the bite would be for me I’m 6’6” and 330 lbs I really want to get into kayak fishing and love the price of bite ???

    1. February 18, 2019 at 9:57 am

      Hey Jared, best way to find out is to paddle the boat as a demo at your local dealer to see if you’re pleased with its performance. While the Bite wouldn’t sink if the 400lb capacity is exceeded, it would likely ride lower in the water than you’d be happy with (and this boat sits pretty low in the water to begin with). Your local dealer may have some demo boats from the previous year that would suit your needs a little better; a lot of this depends on the type of water you’re going to be fishing most often. A Big Rig would be a great one to demo as well as our Coosa HD – hope this helps, good luck!

  28. Kevin
    February 16, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Will any stores near NYC have it in stock to view?
    Kenco in Kingston NY or Carmans in Brookhaven, NY specifically.
    Will you be at the World fishing and outdoor expo in Suffern NY? At Rockland community college? I would really like to see this as would a lot of people in my club but we dont really have any stores in the area.
    This will be my first and last serious kayak so it’s hard to pull the trigger on anything when all you can do is look at pictures. *sigh* lol

    1. February 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

      Hey Kevin, not sure of availability from individual dealers; definitely pop up our ‘Find A Dealer’ page and enter your address, should give you a few you can call and check in. That first fishing kayak feeling, yay! Happy hunting.

    2. Chris D.
      July 10, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      I’m not sure if you’re still looking, but Carman’s in Brookhaven has a few demo Bites on hand. I was literally just there. I bought one myself 2 weeks ago after testing one out…unfortunately, I’m still waiting.

  29. John Wilson
    February 16, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Any chance you are coming out with a bite that is 12 ft or longer? The reservoirs around my house require a minimum of a 12 ft length but I really like the idea of the bite

    1. February 18, 2019 at 10:01 am

      Hi John, it is not something we have in the works. If you’re spending a lot of time in bigger bodies of water a longer kayak would likely be better suited to your needs – let me know if I can help!

  30. Kevin
    February 17, 2019 at 1:02 am

    How high is the seat raised off of the deck? I’ve heard its lower than the higher end yaks. Also are the better seats compatible?

    The 2 rails on each side are the only options for adding accessories right? Aside from rivets? Are aluminum rivets w silicone ok to use?

    1. February 18, 2019 at 10:04 am

      Hey Kevin, the seat sits at the same height as our kayak fishing seats in the low position, which is about 3″ off the deck. While some other models have the seats on the deck, we still have that clearance for tucking tackle boxes… and keeping your ride drier :). What are you trying to mount to the kayak..? If the track on the front isn’t enough, you can add additional sections of track behind the seat.

  31. Ed
    February 17, 2019 at 10:46 am

    How will this handle in creeks and small rivers. I’ll primarily use it in Ozark streams. Is there another kayak I should be looking at for that? Thanks.

    1. February 18, 2019 at 10:06 am

      Hi Ed, this boat should work quite well for streams and other moving water. The stability is top-notch, and while it retains its maneuverability it also tracks very well. Couple that with it being on the lighter end of the weight spectrum and you’ve got a winning combo. Naturally you should take it out for a test drive first, but I think you’re looking at a great skinny water setup here. The original Coosa would be another good option for you to check into, as well as the Liska. Happy hunting!

  32. Mike
    February 18, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    How would this kayak handle current? I fish lakes, rivers,and saltwater inshore. I do have to paddle against current every so often. Really liking the looks of the kayak, just curious to see how it does against current.

    1. February 19, 2019 at 9:29 am

      Howdy Mike! This boat is one of our top-performers in current, IMO, and its quite maneuverable. Definitely give it a test paddle … I’m thinking you’ll dig it!

  33. February 20, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    I bought my Bite at our local outdoors show and I love it. I’ve only had it in the water once for several hours, but I was blown away. I’ve fished in a Big Tuna for six years, and loved it, but this boat was feather light in comparison. Tracks great, incredibly stable, maneuverable and did I mention how light it is? It’s a perfect fishing platform for me with the open deck and rod holders I can reach. Looking forward to a few mods for fishfinder, anchor, trolling rod holders and putting this boat through the paces. Thinking about covering the front storage area with some plastic (like the Tuna), seems like a good place to get constantly snagged in the paracords . Can’t be beat for price and quality in my opinion.

  34. Gary
    February 22, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    I really like the ideas in your new Bite, but I am a little concerned about how the sliding seat attaches to the boat. I can see going from standing to sitting and having an unexpected wave shift the boat so you come down on the chair with a lot of force and breaking the chair/slide mount. Is this an unrealistic concern?

    1. April 22, 2019 at 1:25 pm

      Hi Gary, sorry for the delay here. The clip material is very durable and that should not be a concern – we also very recently changed the geometry of the seat clip to hold the seat in place better.

  35. Dave
    February 25, 2019 at 10:39 am

    What’s the diameter of the scuppers in the rear tank well?

  36. Gerry Shappell
    February 26, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Hi, how easy do you think it would be to add a trolling motor, or do you know anyone who has done that yet? I fish some decent areas in the Chesapeake Bay and the motor would help out for those windy days. Thanks!

    1. March 7, 2019 at 11:28 am

      The Bite is new and I haven’t seen any trolling motors on it yet. I’d think with the bracket systems folks are building it won’t be an issue. The boats with the PowerPole settings will be easier (most of ours have that), but the DIY gang out there will most likely start sharing videos of Bites with motors mounted as more and more hit the water.

      1. Gerry Shappell
        March 15, 2019 at 3:03 pm

        Thanks!

  37. Russ
    March 1, 2019 at 8:55 am

    I will be car topping this kayak on a 4Runner with another kayak. Will j-hooks work with transporting this kayak or do you suggest another method.

  38. Luke
    March 6, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Really Interested in buying one of these. love fishing in john boats but dont have a truck anymore as im driving a stationwagon. As light as the bite is I think i could easily load this onto the top of my car without issue. My problem is that I cannot find a dealer that carries these. I live in collinsville, IL. If i were to have one shipped to my house what is going to be the best site to order one from? Thanks!

    1. luke
      April 14, 2019 at 4:28 am

      bought from delaware paddlesports. loving this kayak

  39. Gerry Shappell
    March 6, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Curious why my comment was deleted?

    1. March 7, 2019 at 11:26 am

      Not sure it was, just not approved. Just found it. I’ll answer it in a sec.

  40. Pete V.
    March 14, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Is there an acessory option to raise the seat (like an leg extender) or will jackson change it to a high low the following year ? I’ve really gotten used to the high position in the other kayaks and it is really unfortunate this only has the one low position. I love everything else but this is a deal breaker for me.

    1. Seth
      April 3, 2019 at 12:37 pm

      I completely agree! I’m excited to demo one. I love the open and simple deck. Everything looks ideal except the static seat height. I’d almost buy one right now if it had a high/low seat!

  41. ariel
    March 15, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    can i get a costum color on the bite if so how much.

    1. March 18, 2019 at 11:44 am

      $300 extra for customs Ariel, and could take between six to eight weeks.

  42. Melanie
    March 17, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    I just got a Bite. The seat is not as comfortable as I had hoped. Is there another seat I could purchase? The bar across the lower back is very uncomfortable.

    1. March 18, 2019 at 10:27 am

      Hey Melanie, congrats on your new Bite! Try cinching the straps down on the back as tightly as possible and let us know if that helps. These weren’t as tight as they needed to be in some instances.

    2. Dave
      May 19, 2019 at 9:04 pm

      Try putting a pool float on the bar then wrap the seat back webbing over it. That improved mine. It doesn’t irritate mine spine anymore.

  43. Eric Allender
    March 18, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Being a Coosa HD owner I was really excited to purchase a Bite for my wife and eventually one for my son. I purchased one at Marietta Adventure Co. in Ohio. I didn’t have a chance to demo, but wasn’t worried because..” It’s a Jackson” But as soon as my wife sat in it she said it was very uncomfortable and after trying it myself I agreed! Please tell me I’m not alone in this opinion and is there a seat upgrade?

  44. blake
    March 18, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    how long is the transducer scupper? will it fit a lowerance tripleshot transducer?

    1. April 10, 2019 at 11:08 am

      Hi Blake, we developed the scupper around the shape of the Raymarine Element; the dimensions are 6″l x 2.5″w x 2.25″d.

  45. Scott Drochelman
    March 18, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Hey there,
    Can you tell me how big the Two little recessed areas are on both sides of the rear of the seat??

    1. April 10, 2019 at 11:06 am

      Hi Scott, sorry for the delay here! The recessed areas are 6.5″ x 2″.

  46. March 21, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    What wieght is the seat rated for im 300lb will it hold mw

  47. Daniel Burkhart
    March 25, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Will this ever come in some kinda camouflage color ? Looks like it would work great for Fishing & Duck Hunting..

    1. April 3, 2019 at 10:16 am

      Hey Daniel –
      not sure but comments like this sure help paddlers get what they want … thanks!

  48. Zane Joplin
    April 9, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    How well would this kayak handle rivers and creeks?

    1. April 10, 2019 at 10:33 am

      Hi Zane, this kayak is a *blast* in rivers and creeks, second only to the original Coosa in my opinion in terms of maneuverability. The trade-off for that maneuverability is better tracking and additional stability over the Coosa.

  49. April 23, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Just curious why the capacity rating of the Bite (400 lbs) is lower than other brands with the same length and an inch narrower (425-450). Would the bite be adequate for someone currently at 350 who carries minimal gear? … I love the idea of the wide open concept and layout of the Bite!

  50. HEATH BARKLEY
    May 15, 2019 at 9:38 am

    I attended the CFO Waterpalooza last weekend and got to try out out about half dozen different kayaks. I had never been in a kayak before. I ended up purchasing the Bite. It was not my top contender going in but it won the day. My wife really liked the Bite as well. So it looks like a second one is in my future. I do have a question about the recessed spaces on either side of the seat. Was it intended for gear tracks? Its not really deep enough to hold anything. I can’t wait to get this out on the water.

    1. May 15, 2019 at 10:08 am

      Hi Heath, I probably paddled around with you a bit out there, glad you like the Bite so much – I think its a great ride as well. The recesses on either side of the seat on the gunnels are simply a spot you can set hooks, sinkers and such without worrying about them rolling away. Hope you guys have all the fun out there on the water, congrats and welcome to the addiction!

  51. Kevin J Pellerine
    May 22, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    I received my Bite last weekend and hit the water for a local pike tournament. I was blown away by the stability of it and the ease of fishing for 7 hours straight on the first outting of the season. The bite is incredible. I can’t wait to get back out on the water again this weekend.

    Now it’s off to find out how to mount the transducer in the hull and then it’s prep time for the weekend.

    5 stars easily from this proud owner.

  52. Kevin J Pellerine
    May 23, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    I added a comment yesterday and it’s been removed. I don’t know why….

  53. Chris
    May 29, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Got my Bite a couple of weeks ago and took it out for its maiden voyage yesterday. This thing is crazy stable. I’m a fairly large guy and even my awkward self felt totally safe in it. We got a lot of waves, but it held up like a champ. The open platform concept is really nice, as are the rails and the seat. It turns really easily and behaves really well. My friends were impressed with it, especially at its price point. Definitely a solid kayak if you don’t need a lot of complications or in-hull storage.

  54. Eric
    June 2, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Will a stand up assist rack attach easily without any mods? Will the factor rail support it?

  55. Robert Jupina
    July 16, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Do you have dry bags that are a direct fit for the front and rear storage for the Jackson Bite? New model Bite.

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