If you’re keeping fish to eat, it’s important to store your catch out of the sun and away from predators. The Hobie® Soft Cooler / Fish Bags are ideal for the job.

Also known affectionately as Catch Bags, they are available now in a large size, and coming soon in a new medium size that fits inside the front hatch of many Hobie kayaks.

“Hands down, it’s the best kayak fishing bag on the market. It is solid and thick enough to hold up to the spines of a red snapper,” says Hobie Fishing Team member Brandon Barton.

Constructed of vinyl coated polyester, the Hobie Soft Cooler / Fish Bags boast a half inch of closed cell foam insulation. The closures are tough too, durable zippers.

Ryan Jones of Nautical Ventures used the Hobie Catch Bag during the two-day Extreme Sailfish Smackdown tournament. He was on the water a minimum of eight hours a day under the Florida sun. “The Hobie Catch Bag holds twice the insulation and the white color does not heat up. For the hot conditions of the South Florida sun I know this bag will be able to bring home my catch in a cold state,” he says.

The Hobie Soft Cooler / Fish Bags are designed specifically for kayak fishing, where space is at a premium. The large model includes convenient top-side Bungee® that provides a place to stash extra gear. Gear security is covered too, for those who venture into wild waters. There are three rugged D-ring tie-downs on each side.

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At 36 inches long and 8 inches deep, and 20 inches wide tapering to 10, the volume of the large Soft Cooler / Fish Bag is approximately 70 quarts. It’s shaped to ride comfortably in the rear cargo area, or perch on the nose of your Hobie kayak.

“The side carry handles make it easy to pack on and off the kayak,” Jones adds.

The medium Soft Cooler / Fish Bag has a volume of approximately 26 quarts, is 24 inches long, 7 inches tall, and tapers from 7 inches wide in the front to 16 inches wide in the back.

The Hobie Soft Cooler / Fish Bags are available at your local Hobie dealer. The large retails for $179; the medium is $129.

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The large Hobie Soft Cooler / Fish Bag has Bungee® on the top, making the most of scarce storage space.