SUPerFISHal SUPerPOLEing Platform!

So, when I took the prototype of the SUPerFISHal to the keys I noticed something about it – its SUPer STABLE!!!  So stable I spent most of my time standing on the cooler on the board. I felt plenty comfortable that high and thought to myself, “I bet I can get a poling platform made for this when I get my production model in.” So, as soon as I got my boards I went to work on this poling platform. I wanted it to be higher than the cooler by a significant amount because otherwise I might as well just be on the cooler, right? I also liked the idea that the platform weighs far less than the cooler and it allows wind to pass through it, rather than hit it which makes for better performance in windier conditions.

I finally got a chance to pick the board and platform up in Columbia, SC, from a guy named Bob who helped me with this project. It turned out great using the existing inserts on the boat, so no drilling into the SUP was necessary. I was passing through Columbia on my way to the Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) Open and Invitational tournament (more on that later, as the results are announced this week). Upon arrival at the Santee Cooper lakes I immediately had to unload the SUP and get it on the water before boiling anticipation inside of me caused me to explode! I saw fellow team member Stewart Venable and friend Eric Hughes at the ramp and said, “You guys wanna help me get this in the water and check it out?” They said, “Uh, yeah. You really going to stand on that thing?” I said, “We’re about to find out!”

As you can see the platform works really well and, although I wouldn’t recommend everyone use a platform this high, I can say that this 25 inch platform was just fine for me. Now, I just have to start adding rod holders to it, get a longer push pole (which Luther from YakAttack is saying he might can develop!) and make a few tweaks and I’ll be ready to sight fish at a “higher” level! Yes, pun intended!!!

 

Comments on “SUPerFISHal SUPerPOLEing Platform!”

  1. Brendon Piper
    March 20, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Great idea!! You could also come up with some Jackson mesh bags to attach under the platform for gear/bait storage! You could also have some pretty cool gopro angles if attached to the legs looking up at the angler!! Keep it up Drew!

    1. March 25, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      Thanks Brenden! No doubt I’ll do some sweet stuff with this! Haven’t even begun to customize it yet – just wait!

  2. Roger Terry
    March 21, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Can you stay on stand through Moccasin Gap?

    1. March 25, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Don’t know where that is Roger but I’d sure try to!

  3. Jessica
    May 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    This looks awesome. If you produce this I want it! My husband I are taking the SUP and Coosa 12 to the keys next week. I got my SUPer FISHal from Cohutta fishing company a few weeks ago and its so stable i can stand up going through the small rapids when fishing the Etowah. Spoke to you at the Atlanta Boat show a few years back and you showed my son and I the video from Devils River while my husband was deciding between the soon to be released big tuna or the cuda! You have great designs and I’m happy Andy decided Jackson Kayaks was the brand to carry at Cohutta Fishing Co.

  4. Josh Biehler
    May 8, 2013 at 4:36 am

    I do a little bow fishing and this would be perfect. My brother just bought a Jackson Coosa. Ill be owning that superfishal soon. You guys keep up the good work.

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