Boat Review: Kaku's Wahoo Kayak | Kayak Angler Magazine | Rapid Media
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Ric Burnley casts from Kaku's Wahoo kayak Photo: Kevin Whitley

SUP? Kayak? Kaku's new boat has an identify crisis and we love it

Coming out of nowhere, Kaku’s new Wahoo kayak can sneak up on the spookiest fish. This flats fishing dream machine is the stand- up angler's answer to the cross between a kayak and a standup paddleboard.

Start with the kayak part. The Kaku Wahoo is 12.5 feet long; long enough to track straight but short enough to turn into tight places.

The topside is all kayak. Starting with a latching bow hatch, the gunnels host four gear tracks, two in front of the cockpit and two behind the seat. An aluminum frame seat with mesh back and seat is easy to sit on and stand from. The seat can also be removed and used as a camp chair. Or remove it for more standing room in the cockpit.

Behind the seat, two flush mount rod holders work for trolling or transporting the rods. A handy day hatch behind the seat gives access to the hull and provides more storage. The tankwell comes standard criss- crossed with bungees to hold down a crate or cooler. It’s large enough to fit a crate or a mid-sized cooler with room to spare.

One of the coolest features, the stern is designed to easily accept a rudder or a Power Pole Micro. Coupling the Wahoo with...

 

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