Kayak Fishing Accessories and Rigging at ICAST 2017

by • July 31, 2017 • Kayak Rigging Reviews, Product ReviewsComments (0)3034

Kayak fishing accessories and rigging were in full force at this year’s ICAST 2017 show in Orlando, Florida.All the players that we’ve come to love when it comes to rigging our kayaks was in full force at this year’s ICAST 2017 show in Orlando, Florida. YakAttack, RAM Mounts, Scotty, Yak Gear were but a few of the key players in this year’s show.

Cuda Brand

Cuda Brand is well known for their fillet knives and other fishing tool offerings, and this year added to an already impressive line up with several new kayak fishing items.

Medium Telescoping Net

Cuda fishing nets integrate a zipper for easy net attachment and removal. There’s no need to restring a replacement net around the hoop, simply zip and go. In addition, each product includes a mesh-coated net, which helps preserve the longevity of the fiber while making it easy to clean with nothing more than fresh water.

  • Telescopes from 5.5 feet to 6 .75 feet
  • 26 inch x 20 inch hoop
  • 23 inches deep
  • MSRP: $91.99

Folding Fillet Knife

Cuda’s 6.5-inch folding fillet knife features a flexible, yet resilient blade that creates a quality cut with every fillet. The blade also offers advanced corrosion and adhesion resistance for easy clean up and lasting durability. The knife’s compact design makes for convenient transport and storage, saving precious space in tackle boxes, while its durable liner lock keeps the knife securely closed and eliminates the need for a sheath.

  • MSRP: $25.29

Aluminum Pliers

  • Features ergonomic handles and an integrated mono side cutter
  • MSRP: $45.99

Hook Cutter

The new 10.5-inch Cuda Hook Cutter can easily cut through 6/O hooks due to its long, spring-action handles that provide added leverage and strength. Full-tang construction and corrosion-resistant steel ensure long-lasting durability and performance. Cuda’s signature non-slip, scale pattern grip offers unmatched control, while a convenient locking feature keeps the tool closed and secure when not in use.

  • MSRP: $28.74

Cuda Tackle Center

Accommodating tools and knives up to 7 inches long, the system utilizes a unique patented containment fitting system to secure tools. The tool containment rods can also be removed for easy cleaning. The Tackle Center’s net stretches to cover the system and can be fastened via clips on all four sides. The new containment system is easy to install and fits most standard cup holders – ranging from 3.27 inches – 3.46 inches.

  • MSRP: $57.49


When it comes to kayak fishing accessories, YakAttack typically leads the charge, and this year marks no different with the addition of several new kayak fishing accessories.

Versa Pro Rod Holder

  • Fits anything from light to heavy wt. fly rods, spinning gear, casting rods, and larger conventional reels
  • Available: September 1st, 2017
  • MSRP: $45.00

SwitchBlade Transducer Arm

  • Hydrodynamic blade design causes less water turbulence resulting in a faster and less noisy over the side transducer mounting solution
  • Adjustable depth
  • Can be mounted on the YakAttack CellBlok or track mountable
  • Easy articulation in and out of the water
  • Available: September 1st, 2017
  • MSRP: $50.00

Mighty Mount XL

  • Available in three lengths: 6″, 9″, and 12″
  • Strongest polymer track on the market
  • Includes mounting hardware
  • Available: September 1st, 2017
  • MSRP: $10, $13, and $15

Track Mounted Cleat

  • Attaches to all YakAttack GearTrak, Mighty Mount XL, and most other kayak track systems
  • Simple track mounted cleat solution
  • Great for use with the LeverLoc Anchor Trolley
  • Available: September 1st, 2017
  • MSRP: $15.00

Horizontal Tie Down

  • Accommodates 1-1.5″ webbing straps and bungee
  • Great for use when securing a YakAttack BlackPak
  • Track mountable
  • Sold in a 2 pack
  • Available: September 1st, 2017
  • MSRP: $20.00


Gerber has long been known for their multi-tools and knives, but this year added a new category of gear with their new fishing line.

Magniplier 7.5″ Pliers

Get a grip on the unexpected. swift power is on hand with the durable, hot-forged Magnipliers. The ergonomic trigger grip is offset to keep line of sight in tight spaces, while the finger choil offers maximum control. The thumb lock and ambidextrous tether points ensure safe stowage and transport while on the move.

  • Bear Hand Control: Ergonomic control system
  • Finger choil
  • Angled shape/off axis between handles for maximum force
  • MSRP: $80.00

LineDriver Multi Tool

Keep the line in the water. The compact, dual ended LineDriver has everything needed to simplify line management: one end rotates to quickly tie knots and clear eyelets, the other end features a crimper, hook threader, and scissor snips. A pocket clip and tether point keep the tool secured for easy access.

  • Spinning line vise
  • Tether ring
  • Eyelet clearing spike
  • Hook threader
  • Scissor snips
  • Split shot crimper
  • MSRP: $50.00

Yak Gear

Yak Gear teamed up with the folks from The Fish Grip to develop a new measuring board which folds from 36″ when flat to only 12″ when stowed giving the kayak angler more room on their kayaks.

Yak Gear Fish Stik

  • The Fish Stik is available in three colors: White, Yellow, and Sunset Orange.
  • 36-inches when expanded. 12-inches when stowed.
  • The Fish Stik floats
  • Easily store the Fish Grips Jr. inside your folded Fish Stik
  • Comes with a marker for self-applied darkened measurement indicators for CPR photos & tournament submmissions
  • Mount your Fish Stik with the Railblaza Pivot Kit to allow to rotate
  • Proudly manufactured by the same company that brings you the Fish Grip.


The new Ball Mounting System from Scotty provides a platform for many Scotty accessories. The ball joint design enables a smooth and full range of motion. The corrosion proof construction of this system provides a long service life in both fresh and saltwater conditions.


  • Ball mounting system with 2.25″ square  bases
  • stands 6.75″tall


  • Ball mounting system with Gear-Head and 1″ low profile track
  • Stands 9″ tall


  • Ball mounting system with Gear-Head and Side/Deck Mount
  • Stands 10.75″ tall

RAM Mounts

RAM Mounts introduced several new items at this year’s ICAST show in Orlando geared to make rigging your kayak that much better!

Light Aware

  •  Enhance your visibility on the water
  • The light is provided by a flashlight (included) which can be removed for other used or replaced if necessary
  • Accommodates various length and diameter flashlights
  • Heavy-duty spring offers bend away feature when traveling under bridges or low hanging branches and doubles as pivot point for easy access to light
  • RAM Pin-Lock pattern on top of lens for camera attachment
  • Orange safety flag can be customizes with any logo or text
  • Various base attachment options include post & spline and track mount

1″ Ball Adapter for GoPro® Mounting Bases

  • Material: high Strength Composite
  • Ball Size: 1″ Rubber Ball “B” Size
  • Part Number: RAP-B-202U-GOP2

Tough-Pole™ Action Camera Mount with Double Pipe and Adjustable Track Base

  • T-Bolt Dimensions: .48″ x .95″
  • Material: High Strength Composite
  • Part Number: RAP-422-18-18-A-GOP1

Tough-Cleat™ for Tough-Track™

  • Material: High Strength Composite
  • Part Number: RAP-432

Track Base for Spline Post

  • T-bolt Dimensions: .48″ x .95″
  • Material: High Strength Composite
  • Part Number: RAP-421

Transducer Mount with Aluminum Rod for Lowrance® TotalScan™  

  • Materials: High Strength Composite and Marine-Grade Aluminum
  • Ball Size: 1.5″ Rubber Ball “C” Size
  • Part Number: RAM-316-18-TRA4-NB

Level Cup™ XL with Small Tough-Claw™

  • Clamping Range (Rail/Tube Surfaces): 0.625” to 1.5”
  • Clamping Range (Flat Surfaces): 0” to 1.14”
  • Material: High Strength Composite
  • Part Number: RAP-B-417-400U

Drink Cup Holder for Tracks

  • Material: High Strength Composite
  • Common Beverage Sizes: – 12oz Cans – Water Bottles – Insulated Cups – 32oz Containers (Nalgene, Pelican, Contingo, Hydro Flask)
  • Part Number: RAP-429T

RAM-ROD® HD Fishing Rod Holder with 6” Spline Post

  • Compatible with: RAM® Spline Post Bases
  • GoPro® compatible: attach your GoPro factory mount directly to the rod holder
  • Material: High Strength Composite
  • Part Number: RAP-433-NB
  • Available: September 30, 2017

Extruded Aluminum Tough-Track™ With Top Loading End Caps

  • Material: Marine-grade aluminum and high-strength composite
  • Weight: 0.28 lbs.
  • Part Number: RAM-TRACK-EXA-9

RAM® Hand-Track™

  • Overall Length: 10”
  • Track Length: 4”
  • Part Number: RAM-TRACK-H4
  • Available: September 30, 2017

Rollerball Paddle Clip Base

  • Material: High Strength Composite
  • T-Bolt Dimensions: .48″ x .95″
  • Fits paddles: 1”- 1 5/16” in diameter
  • Part Number: RAP-412
  • Available September 30, 2017



Yakima introduced a new multi-sport trailer at this year’ ICAST show with the EasyRider.


Haul it all with EasyRider High. With two levels, our widest heavy duty balls, and 500lb of carrying capacity, our new EasyRider utility trailer can haul  a bunch of boats, bikes, paddleboards, or a couple of cargo boxes – plus it’s a great place to mount your SkyRise rooftop tent. A smart handle lets you use it asandcart, and the aluminum construction is strong and light.

Wilderness Systems

Wilderness Systems unveiled a ton of new kayak fishing accessories for making your day out on the water that much more enjoyable!

Flex-Arm LED Light

kayak fishing accessories

The Flex-Arm LED Light redefines what a light can do in a kayak. Featuring a 2 foot flexible yet stable plastic arm, the LED light can be precisely aimed anywhere – vertically for visibility, towards the deck as work station lighting, or bent into the water as a fish attractant.

Kayak Krate

The Kayak Krate sophisticates the tankwell storage experience with a superior functional interface and sleek look never before seen in a fishing gear storage crate.

Thrive Baitwell

Engineered to integrate with most sit on top kayaks, the Thrive Baitwell features a unique flexible hose system to draw water from any scupper in the rear tankwell, while a pump simplifies the input/output cycle.

Catch Cooler

A perfect fit in most Wilderness Systems sit on top kayaks, the highly insulated Catch Cooler can keep your catch fresh and your drink cold all day and simultaneously with isolated compartments with two separate access points.

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