ICAST 2016 — Kayaks and Gear

Check out the new kayak fishing products from this year's ICAST show.

Hobie Camo

Hobie camo
Hobie’s first-ever color blend will be available in October 2016 for the Mirage Pro Angler 14, Mirage Pro Angler 12 and Mirage Outback. The new camo replaces the olive green color on these three models.Sam Hudson / sportfishingmag.com

Hobie MirageDrive 180

Hobie MirageDrive 180
Weighing in at under eight pounds, the Hobie MirageDrive 180 forward-reverse propulsion system produces full power in both directions and offers increased maneuverability. The MirageDrive 180 will be standard with all 2017 model year Mirage kayaks. MSRP will increase by $150 for single model MirageDrive kayaks and $300 for tandem MirageDrive kayaks.Sam Hudson / sportfishingmag.com

Lowrance TotalScan Transducer Plate

Lowrance TotalScan
The Lowrance Ready TotalScan Transducer plate was developed by Hobie and Lowrance to accommodate the TotalScan Transducer. The mount leaves the transducer completely open and free of obstruction. MSRP $34.99Sam Hudson / sportfishingmag.com

Hobie Fish Bag

Hobie Fish Bag
Hobie introduced two sizes of soft coolers that work equally well as fish bags. Features include half-inch closed cell foam insulation, vinyl coated polyester and YKK zippers. The Large Soft Cooler measures 36 inches long, 8 inches tall, and tapers from 10 inches wide in the front to 20 inches wide in the back. MSRP: $179Sam Hudson / sportfishingmag.com

Old Town Predator PDL

Old Town Predator PDL
The Old Town Predator PDL was voted best boat at this year's ICAST show. The new drive features a 10.3:1 gear ratio that allows anglers to reach speeds up to 5.5 mph. Forward and reverse propulsion is as easy as pedaling forward or backward! MSRP $2,799.99Sam Hudson / sportfishingmag.com

Easy Steering

The Predator PDL
The Predator PDL is fast and maneuverable, with one-hand-operated rudder steering.Sam Hudson / sportfishingmag.com

Wilderness Systems Radar 135

The Radar 135
The Radar 135 from Wilderness Systems utilizes the new Helix HD Pedal Drive. The drive handles three positions — fully deployed, zero draft and fully stowed — for whatever depth you want to fish.Sam Hudson / sportfishingmag.com

Wilderness Systems Radar 135

Wilderness Systems Radar 135
In the cockpit, there are two different compartments that allow anglers to mount electronics or drive systems. Shown, this electronics-and-transducer combo fit snugly in a compartment between your legs, plus it's quick and easy to remove.Sam Hudson / sportfishingmag.com

Pescador Pilot

Pescador Pilot
The Pescador Pilot is an affordable sit-on-top kayak packed to the gills with fishing features and complete with the Pilot Drive pedal drive system. Length is 12 feet.Sam Hudson / sportfishingmag.com

Pescador Pilot

Pilot Drive
The Pilot Drive features a Quick Key zero draft option and Turbo Flaps to keep propulsion turbulence to a minimum.Sam Hudson / sportfishingmag.com

Wilderness Systems ATAK 120

Wilderness Systems ATAK 120
The new Wilderness Systems Advanced Tactical Angling Kayak (ATAK) has optimal Power-Pole mounting locations. along with a host of other fishing features.Sam Hudson / sportfishingmag.com

Wilderness Systems ATAK 120

Wilderness Systems ATAK 120
In the cockpit, I noticed how wide and open the deck is for standing up and sight fishing. Traction pads help mask noise and provide extra grip. Still, there's room to in the Flex Pod, between your feet, for electronics (pictured) or Helix MD Motor Drive.Sam Hudson / sportfishingmag.com

Jackson Kayak Cuda HD

Jackson Kayak Cuda HD
One cool feature on the new Cuda HD from Jackson Kayaks is the tubular, enclosed rod holder. The rod tips slide into the front of the kayak when stowed. MSRP: $1899Sam Hudson / sportfishingmag.com