Kayak Fishing Crate Shootout
- Carry handle makes it very easy to transport crate when not on kayak.
- Waterproof bottom keeps your gear dry and allows the crate to be plumbed as a live well.
- Included Gear Trac allows for easy customization.
- Recessed bungee lid closures allow the crate to be sat on when needed.
- Bungee lid can be hard to open when out on the water.
|Native Watercraft Fishing Buddy|
- Dual carrying straps make transporting this crate a breeze.
- Velcro top closures make interior access user friendly when on the water.
- 6 rod holders allow you to carry all your bass rods rigged up, a real advantage when tournament fishing.
- Over time the crate has started to absorb water making a mess in the truck after a fishing session.
- Hooks can get caught in and on the nylon which is a pain in the A$%.
- Can't be customized with common accessories like more modern crates.
- Built like a tank, easily the strongest and sturdiest of the crates in this review.
- Almost limitless modifications can be done to this fishing crate.
- The rubber skid plates help dampen vibrations when accessing the crate, so you don't scare the fish you're trying to catch.
- Was a real nightmare to assemble.
- Doesn't come stock with a lid.
- H-Rails require special Hobie specific mounting hardware.
- Lid is easy to use when on the water.
- Endless mounting options for your YakAttack accessories.
- Drain holes keep your gear dry and your trunk clean.
- Lid is extremely loud when opening and closing.
- Carry handles require 2 hands to stabilize the crate.
- Kind of a pain to assemble.
So the final question is which of these fishing crates is right for you? That answer obviously depends on what you do when you're out on the water. I've used each of these crates at one time or another and now I use the YakAttack BlackPak almost exclusively. I bought my BlackPak with the goal of having a pre-rigged crate that I could drop into the tank well of any kayak when I'm guiding clients. Since that time it's quickly become my favorite fishing crate. I now use it every time I'm out on the water.