Bonafide Kayaks for Fishing represent one of the newest brands from Performance Kayak. Just launched in 2016, Bonafide Kayaks assembled some of the most talented and experienced in the paddle sports industry with a big but simple plan: produce the highest quality, most thoughtfully designed, and most carefully engineered fishing kayaks possible. Bonafide Kayaks is committed to manufacturing in the USA, creating jobs, and providing unparalleled customer service.

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The Bonafide Kayaks for fishing family includes four models.

Bonafide EX123, the SUV of Kayaks 
The Bonafide EX123 offers stability, versatility, and utility. and provides a great choice for paddling, camping, fishing, or all of the above! One of the most unique sit-inside kayaks on the market, the EX123 lives up to its title as the SUV of kayaks. The EX123 redefines expectations for paddlers and anglers everywhere.

Bonafide RS117, RISE Series 
Whether lake fishing, river fishing, inshore or offshore fishing, the Bonafide RS117 “RISE Series” is truly an incredible fishing kayak. The Bonafide RS117 offers a new standard for budget-conscious kayak anglers, and provides them the affordable opportunity to RISE up into a premium, authentically-designed fishing kayak that’s made in the USA! With a Hybrid Catamaran hull, the Bonafide RS117 offers an excellent balance of stability and paddling performance. Add in the top-notch deck layout with all day comfort and a wide array of features, and the RS117 is the perfect boat to get you out on the water, paddling and fishing, with friends and family!

Bonafide SS107, Sit | Stand 
Don’t confuse the compact SS107 with an entry level or “small person” kayak. This portable beast boasts premium fishing features with a small footprint and a serious payload.

Bonafide designed the SS107 for maximum stability without sacrificing paddling performance, resulting in a kayak that must be experienced to appreciate.

The experience starts with the incredibly comfortable HiRise™ seating system. The ultra-high seat allows you to sit with your knees bent, taking pressure off of your lower back. If you want to really dig in and cover some distance, the SeatRack™ and foldable seat frame allow quick and quiet conversion to a lower position.

The Bonadife SS107 is one of the most stable 10 foot kayaks you’ve ever been in, which is surprising considering its 34” width. Equally surprising is the tracking and glide, not something you typically find in a boat this compact.

But fishing kayaks are about more than great paddling. They must offer an angler the confidence to stand up and fish. Featuring YakAttack GearTrac the Bonafide SS107 keeps your gear out of the way but always within reach. Bonafide sets the bar at Ultimate Fishability™. Ultimate Fishability™ means an ergonomic kayak for long days on the water, performing as an angler intends.

Bonafide SS1227 – Sit | Stand 
At just 33.5″ wide, the Bonafide SS127 is crazy stable. A few paddle strokes will leave you wondering how a kayak this stable and only 12 feet-7 inches long paddles and tracks so well. Stop paddling, and feel the smooth and sustained glide. The icing on the cake is that in spite of all of this, the SS127 turns really well. To achieve this effect, Bonafide tested, measured, and refined, until perfecting the SS127.

Like the SS107, the SS127 also utilizes the Bonafide YakAttack GearTrac system. GearTrac keeps gear handy when you need it, and out of the way when you don’t. Bonafide carefully designed every piece, part, and function with the kayak angler in mind.

Whether lake fishing, river fishing, inshore or offshore, the Bonafide SS127 is an incredible kayak ready for all water.

Want to see more fishing kayak options from Performance Kayak? Be sure to check out either our Native Watercraft line or our NuCanoe Kayaks for Fishing and Hunting.