Gene "Flukemaster" Jensen gives a back-to-front rundown of how he's rigged his Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14 Kayak for optimal fishing success.
Jensen is a bass fishing specialist and fishing educator. No aspect of fishing or fishing gear is unworthy of discussion or examination, including his Hobie Pro Angler 14 Kayak.
He has nothing but praise for the kayak. That's understandable, given that earlier this year, Jensen caught his largest 'personal best' bass to date: a 10-pound-plus largemouth that he caught on film.
He caught it from this very boat.
The features of his Pro Angler 14 that Jensen discusses include:
- Power-Pole Micro Anchor
- Full length Hobie H-Crate (storage)
- H-Rail (attachments)
- Accessories Tray
- Fully adjustable Seat
- Hobie Cart
- Multi-Rod Rod Holder (attached to H-Rail, holds 6 rods)
- Lowrance Elite-4 Chirp fishfinder
- T-Bone Bed Extender
"I sure do enjoy being in this Pro Angler 14," he says, praising the boat's stability. "It's a phenomenal kayak. Like I said, it's good for big, fat people like me. It's not tippy at all. Literally, I would fall out of it before I tip it over."
The only small critique he has of the kayak is its weight. "It's on the heavy side. It does take some work to load and unload it," he says. "But once you put the cart on it, it'll go anywhere. You can wheel it anywhere. That cart balances it out really nice."
The Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14 Kayak retails for around $3,300. That's not including several of the items Jensen discussed that he attached and added to the boat to customize it for himself.