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Bite Angler

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$1,099.00

Specs

Length:
11' 6"
Width:
36"
Capacity:
400 lbs
Total Weight:
74 lbs

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Description

With the trend in price point fishing kayaks tending towards compromise in hull quality, performance, gear management, and comfort, Jackson Kayak’s Bite Angler doesn’t cut corners.

The Bite performs to the high bar of paddling and stand-to-fish standards associated with the Jackson Kayak name. New for 2021, the Bite Angler has been upgraded to the Comfort Seat, which is the perfect combination of breathability, drainage and comfort in a framed seat not traditionally found on price point kayaks. 

The open-concept deck gives the angler one of our roomiest platforms to stand and fish. Ample storage fore and aft, paired with our updated bungee attachment system which prevents water from seeping into the hull, means there is plenty of storage space.

Four recessed areas on either side of the Bite Angler make quick, easy and secure storage for tackle boxes. Also included are flush mount rod holders and cup holders on both sides of the Comfort Seat.

Four molded-in inserts on the stern of the kayak will accept our newly developed Accessory Mounting Bracket, designed to accommodate accessories with the four bolt mounting pattern such as a PowerPole or Torqeedo trolling motor.

The Bite Angler is the perfect combination of comfort, smart and innovative design offered as a great value for anglers. Its at home across a diverse variety of waterways including small lakes and rivers, ponds, streams and inshore saltwater.

Asking yourself what the difference is between the Bite Angler and the Bite Rec? The Bite Angler includes flush mount rod holders while the Bite Rec does not. You can pick up a deck pad kit for both styles here: https://store.jacksonadventures.com/deck-pad-kit-for-jackson-kayak-bite/

2021 Accessories (included with new boat purchase): 

  • Stand Assist Strap
  • 5" JK Sticker

*2021 colors shown

Warranty Information

This warranty applies to all Jackson Adventure products (kayaks, boats, coolers and kennels) and covers substantial defects in materials and workmanship in the hull and outfitting components sold new or as "demos". The warranty policy is subject to the exceptions lists. Review the full warranty list and details by clicking here.

10 Reviews

  • Jackson kayak big bite
    4

    Posted by Chris on Jun 16th 2021

    Was told that this kayak was awesome to fish from. And it is. Bit also was told ot really good to go kayaking in the rivets around us and it will not tip over. It will tip over and its not the best kayak to take down class 2 rivers. I lost a few things I had on it. But it is what it is. Fishing lakes and ponds are on thing but rivers I don't recommend.

  • Love my Bite Angler 2021
    5

    Posted by Steve on May 17th 2021

    Jackson Bite Angler 2021

    Love my Bite. My 4th kayak and I use them often. Review after 4 months and 50+ river miles. I am sure there are better boats out there, but they cost and weigh a lot more. The bite packs a lot into a small package. My last boat was a Malibu Stealth 14 circa 2010 which I wore two holes it. I loved that boat, but now it feels like a barge after using the Bite.
    ME: I am in my 40’s, 6'4", and 225#. Often have my 60# dog and fishing stuff in the boat for about 300# of weight.
    USE: Almost 100% shallow rivers. Usually involving fast currents and regular grinding over rocks. Mostly small trout streams and bass rivers that I float well into the summer when it is too shallow.
    Stability: 10 out of 5. This is a dock you can paddle, which is exactly what I wanted. Secondary stability is ridiculous. Standing, standing and turning, bowfishing, walking, dancing, doing the electric slide, no problem. Sitting sideways on the deck or in the seat, no problem. Crawling back into boat on your knees from waist deep water, no problem. You might be able to fall off if you really tried, but you could not flip it without grabbing the side handles and trying to roll.
    Build: 5 out of 5. I thought I would want to outfit it like crazy, but I kinda like the simple deck. I may even remove the footpegs as I never really seem to use them and they catch fly line like crazy. I use a soft sided cooler as a “hatch” up front to leave the back open for my dog. Add a dry bag and I don’t miss hatches at all. Rod holders not needed as I found it easier to just lay it on the deck. It is a blank slate though, with lots of options to make it fit your needs. Some people complain about not enough track, but it has plenty for me, and track is cheap and easy to add if you want. It does feel a little heavy when fully loaded with my dog and fishing gear, but very manageable. Love the integrated front/back handles, as they also provide something to hold onto while wading fast current. Sliding seat is a bonus to balance weight when my mutt is in the back.
    Comfort: 5 out of 5. My second SOT but first “raised seat” kayak, and while it does not go a high as fancier models, it is awesome for 6+ hour fishing trips. Ignore old reviews about the seat, it was upgraded in 2020 and it rocks.
    Size: 5 out of 5: At about 70 pounds and 11.5’, it is fairly easy to maneuver out of the water. I do a lot of “up and down the bank – drag it through the weeds” type of trips, not a lot of boat launches, so weight was a factor for me. It is pretty easy to go north of 90 pounds quickly with some of the fancier kayaks (like the Jackson Yupik I planned to buy). It is wide, but see stability note above.
    Value: 5 out of 5: For about $900, good luck finding a better value.
    Speed / paddling efficiency: 3 out of 5. This boat is not fast. I knew that going in and I don’t care since 95% of my floating is downstream. Probably not the ideal boat for long paddles. Easy to turn this boat too (compared to my old 14-footer), obviously this means tracking is not that great, but not an issued for my use anyway.
    Overall: As long as it stands the test of time, I would give this boat the highest rating possible. If stability, customization, light weight, and value are important, this might be your boat. I hope this helps someone, as I did a lot of research and had trouble finding good info before buying my Bite.

  • Jackson Bite
    5

    Posted by Steve on May 14th 2021

    Jackson Bite Angler 2021

    Love my Bite. My 4th kayak and I use them often. Review after 4 months and 50+ river miles. I am sure there are better boats out there, but they cost and weigh a lot more. The bite packs a lot into a small package. My last boat was a Malibu Stealth 14 which I wore two holes it, from about 2010. I loved that boat, but now it feels like a barge after using the Bite.
    ME: I am in my 40’s, 6'4", and 225#. Often have my 60# dog and fishing stuff in the boat for about 300# of weight.
    USE: 100% shallow rivers. Usually involving fast currents and regular grinding over rocks. Mostly small trout streams and bass rivers in PA that I float well into the summer when it is to shallow.
    Stability: 10 out of 5. This is a floating dock, which is exactly what I wanted. Standing, standing and turning, walking, doing the electric slide, no problem. Sitting sideways on the deck or in the seat, no problem. Crawling back into boat from waist deep water, no problem. You might be able to fall off if you really tried, but you could not flip it without grabbing the side handles and trying to roll.
    Build: 5 out of 5. I thought I would want to outfit it like crazy, but I kinda like the simple deck. I may even remove the footpegs as I never really seem to use them and they catch fly line like crazy. I use a soft sided cooler as a “hatch” up front to leave the back open for my dog. Add a dry bag and I don’t miss hatches at all. Rod holders not needed as I found it easier to just lay it on the deck. It is a blank slate though, with lots of options to make it fit your needs. It does feel heavy when fully loaded with my dog and fishing gear, but very manageable. Love the integrated front/back handles, as they also provide something to hold onto while wading fast current. Sliding seat is a bonus to balance weight when my mutt is in the back.
    Comfort: 5 out of 5. My second SOT but first “raised seat” kayak, and while it does not go a high as fancier models, it is awesome for 6+ hour fishing trips. Ignore old reviews about the seat, it was upgraded in 2020 and it rocks.
    Size: 5 out of 5: At about 70 pounds and 11.5’, it is fairly easy to maneuver out of the water. I do a lot of “up and down the bank – drag it through the weeds” type of trips, so weight was a factor for me. It is pretty easy to go north of 90 pounds quickly with some of the fancier kayaks (like the Jackson Yupik I planned to buy). Easy to turn this boat too (compared to my old 14-footer). It is wide, but see stability note above.
    Value: 5 out of 5: For about $900, good luck finding a better value.
    Speed / paddling efficiency: 3 out of 5. This boat is not fast. I knew that going in and I don’t care since 95% of my floating is downstream. Probably not the ideal boat for long paddles.
    Overall.: As long as it stands the test of time, I would give this boat the highest rating possible. If stability, customization, light weight, and value are important, this might be your boat. I hope this helps someone as I did a lot of research and had trouble finding good info before buying my Bite.

  • Bite Angler
    5

    Posted by ChrisU on Feb 17th 2021

    I wanted a kayak I could safely stand and fish out of and the Bite Angler is it. Super stable, surprisingly fast and tracks straight. An excellent boat.

  • Love my Bite, need the new seat
    4

    Posted by Doug on Nov 22nd 2020

    I went from a Jackson Big Tuna to the Bite, bought it just as it was released. I wanted something lighter and no longer needed a tandem. Bought new for $699 at an outdoors show, it was quite a deal. The original seat is pretty uncomfortable after a couple of hours of fishing. The seat it comes with now, looks nice. I'll probably spend the $139 to upgrade. Right now though, I've had good luck using a seat cushion, which is working well. I love the storage around the seat for the smaller Plano sized boxes. Super stable and a great platform for fishing. No problem standing at all.

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