03 Jul Gear Review: Jackson Fishing Kayaks
Gear Review: Jackson Fishing Kayaks
As anglers we are always seeking the next adventure be it a new species, new water or a new technique. The evolution of the fishing kayak has provided greater access to those wishing to expand their range and enjoy some less pressured water. Water unreachable on foot and unnavigable by larger watercraft. In addition, the perspective gained by maintaining a perch which has you only inches above the water adds to the enjoyment. As Kayak fishing has gained popularity the choices in boat and gear have expanded as well. An angler can now tailor and outfit a fishing kayak to meet their specific needs on the water for almost any situation. We chose to stock Jackson Fishing Kayaks because they offer a diverse family of kayaks and stand up paddle boards. All the JK boats offer all-day comfort, unprecedented “standability”. thoroughly thought out deck designs and loads of options to easily accessorize. All proudly made in the USA.
A fine example of their focus and innovation for the benefit of the angler is the Elite Seat developed by Jackson about five years ago – the first of it’s kind.
The Elite Seat is designed more like a lawn chair and there is not one customer who doesn’t sit down and immediately comment “Wow. This seat is comfortable”. More comfort means more time on the water. You will have to sit in it to believe it. For 2014 Jackson takes it up a notch by adding a really nice lumbar support to all Elite Seats as a standard feature. The best just got better.
Here’s is the Jackson Fishing Kayak line up:
Cuda 12 and Cuda 14 – A great choice for our inshore waters. The Cuda 12 is especially efficient and fast for getting around the bay and the longer 14 footer is stable in the swells. Both boats are stable enough to stand and sight fish in the right sea condition. The Cuda 12 is our most popular kayak. Both come loaded with fishing friendly features such as rod tip protectors, molded-in spin and fly rod stagers, multiple vertical rod holders that can be relocated or removed in seconds and a sizable center hatch for easy internal rod storage.
Cuda 14 Walk Through
Big Rig – New for 2014 the Big Rig is designed to create the ultimate all-water, all fishing style, fishing machine. The Big Rig has incredible stability making it the ultimate stand-up fishing kayak. Built to do it all a battle wagon.
SUPerFishal – This SUP was designed with fishing in mind! The SUPerFishal is stable, straight-tracking and set up for the angler. Featuring screw-in mounts for RAM equipment and accessories, there is a removable deck organizer for paddle, tackle, water bottle and gear storage. The bow and stern are equipped with webbing straps to support any extra equipment (like the Jackson JKrate) you may want to take with you. A unique fishing craft. Tons of fun.
Jackson Kayak offers a complete line of angling kayaks, designed by kayak anglers. We have demo yaks available and can easily arrange a test paddle. Bring your rod and give it a go!