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New Hit Kayak Braves Through Open Water With Fishing Gear!

One of the best Kayak designers in the world has done it again. Jackson Kayak, the company named after it’s founder Eric Jackson, recently unleashed a new kayaking phenomenon onto the market. Last year it was Jackson Kayak’s “Coosa” model, getting rave reviews but this year a new hybrid kayak design, which is more fishing friendly, is sweeping the market. This December, Jackson Kayak released the new and improved “Cuda” kayak onto the market. Last year the kayak enthusiast, unleashed his patented Coosa model, as an aggressive river kayak for true sportsman. Today Jackson has developed a more open water friendly kayak for sportsman who fish and troll, centered around providing seating support and a rear hatch which can insert a fishing cooler!

Kayaking enthusiasts have long been divided on open water kayaks and aggressive river kayaking. For Jackson Kayak, the opportunity to corner the fishing market was to ripe to let go. The Coosa model which became famous last year, was well known for it’s paddle stager and holders as well as it’s remove-able skid plates, which made it ideal for river kayaking. The Cuda also is awesome because it has a large bow and stern hatches and a new and improved beverage holder. Still two centering features that make the Cuda top notch, is the high/low seat and the STAND UP PADDLING ABILITY FOR FISHERMEN!

The Cuda is similar in design to last years Coosa, a kayak for true professionals.  Still what we really like about it is the center hatch, dry storage, 26 inches of space and even fishing rod tips! Clearly this thing was designed for kayak fishing enthusiasts, people that felt Jackson Kayak had let them down a little last year by tailoring the Coosa, to strictly aggressive kayaking.

Personally, I believe the best way to use a kayak is fishing undiscovered waters. Kayaks give me the freedom I desire, the passion of braving terrain and the thrill of natures majesty. Releasing this pro-style kayak for my fishing needs, has been long overdue in the Kayak community. Pro angler Drew Gregory is really excited about Jackson Kayak’s new release. When Drew, a professional kayak fishermen, saw the new Cuda Kayak he had this to say,

“It’s rare to find a boat that has this speed, stability, comfort and options to fit so many styles of fishing…. There are built-in options available on the Cuda for all, whether anglers fish inshore, offshore, lakes or flat water rivers, with fly rods or stout big game tackle.”

That is just one professional fisher who has seen what the Cuda can do. A kayak is an item which a fishing enthusiast will spend a lot of time with, you share a bond with your kayak, so picking the right one this holiday season is important. Enjoying fishing, or catching monster fish as I like to call it, is a past time for those young and old alike. It is an experience a story, a that one time over the dinner table which makes kayak fishing so special and such a remarkable sport. True enthusiasts will recognize superior capability in the designs of strong kayaks, as well as fast kayaks, isolation and spacing. I encourage the sport of kayak fishing to all my friends, tell your peers about the fun of kayak fishing exploration, so get out their what are you waiting for enjoy kayaking and hit the water churning!

How to Make a PVC Fishing Rod Holder For Kayak

If you”e fishing on your kayak here’s a simple way to save a few bucks on equipment. Also this fishing rod holder is easy to make. The custom design gives you features you probably can’t find in an off the shelf  rod holder.

Here is a cheap, most functional, and very easy to make rod holder for Kayaks.
If you have a Scotty Rod Holder already, You can use the existing Scotty Base and Neck. If you don’t have Scotty rod holder on your kayak, you can by the Scotty base and neck separately. I prefer the Scotty Height Extender #259. The orginal neck (stock part on Scotty Rod Holder) may not give enough height for some kayaks.
If you have a standard kayak without a rear hatch it will be hard to install rod holder behind the seat. If you have center hatch or bow hatch, You may be install this home made rod holder – which comes with two vertical rod holders and two side-pointing rod holders. This may be enough if you had no rod holder or had only one rod holder.
If you have a raised center on your kayak, this will be a good rod holder to install.

What’s The Number 1 Fishing Kayak?

The most important thing you want to know when looking for a kayak  to use fishing, is what kind of KAYAK! We all love the sporty kayaks these days, but some are definitely more suitable than others. While getting a kayak that will perform at top flight fishing holes is a necessity, we must identify the most fundamental components of kayaks, as we move toward finding the RIGHT kayak for us to fish with! So the first thing you want to identify is whether the kayak your looking at is a Sit inside Kayak (sik) or Sit on Top Kayak (sot). Fishing kayaks correspond in design according to this standard. Recreational fishing can be done with either type of kayak and true fisherman have been in love with both styles, when choosing your own style go with whats most comfortable for you. Discover your rotational pivot points and focus on what makes you happy when your spending your days in the fishing holes! Kayaks are excellent tools for getting to hard to reach spots on the water use the sitting style that will fit for the most epic of fishing battles. With Sit In Kayaks, the issue of catching big fish can lead to tips. I myself have caught big fish in sit in Kayaks, and found that when the big one came calling it was feasible to pull my whole kayak over! To fight the big ones, the mantle fish, keep this in mind. Also because fishing demands a greater degree of lateral stability mono-hull fishing kayaks are generally very wide (up to 36 inches beam) and frequently equipped with outriggers to stabilize your fishing.

Catamaran or twin hull fishing kayaks (the kind that are rougher and inflatable generally) are expanding in public favor because of their expanded lateral stability. A few models enabling the user to cast while standing and even to paddle standing while searching for fish are also rising in popularity. Fishing Kayaks are altered to fish with additional accessories as well. When looking for fishing kayaks always consider things like the amount of  pole holders you need,  as well as the fish finding equipment your going to need. Sit-on-tops are bringing in more and more popularity for fishing and have a large amount of kayak accessories available, so keep that in mind when comparing the two.

Fishing Kayaks are taking over the kayak industry right now because of there utility to fisherman though. You can arrive at shallow fishing holes with a kayak that can’t be reached any other way. Along with the exploratory function of fishing kayaks, it is also amazing the utilities that keep popping up on the newest fishing kayaks, revolutionizing the old school typical kayak. Kayaks are more maneuverable in tight spots than any other boat could never be steered easier not to mention the fact that kayaks are motor free, which removes the violent thrashing of blades which drive normal boat fisherman’s prize fish miles from there boat motors!

If you love saltwater fishing, than the utility of kayaks gives you unprecendented reach to fishing holes that were impossible to reach before, permitting reachs around rock edges and coral reef! Closed water fishing kayaks even allow exploration to  access to river or lake spots that you can’t reach on foot because of foliage and overbrush!

To find the best fishing kayak look at all the options–hull types, including rotomold, kevlar, inflatable, etc. The type of paddling you will be doing will influence your choice, of course. Consider joining a fishing club and try their fishing motors out if you want who knows what fits you best!

Finally, some attention has to paid to the details: which kayaks accept features that facilitate your fishing style. Think about storage, rod holding solutions and sounder installation compatiability. The best fishing kayak is the one that fit your individual personal needs and desires. What do you bring with you and what are you catching? Thats the essential task of decision making when choosing your kayak. Good luck, experiment and hit the waters!