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Review: Jackson Redfish Paddle

Once upon a time, I was happy with my paddle. Then I attended a Yakangler Boondoggle down at KARS Park, Florida. There fellow Jackson team member Mark Wheeler, showed me the prototype for a new paddle he was helping to develop. I started to doubt my paddle. Sometime later, I saw Read More

High, muddy water? Coosa don’t care!

It was an awesome weekend up in the Pittsburgh, PA area for the River Bassin Tournament Trail regional stop held at the Rivers Edge in Leechburg. I had the pleasure of going up a day and a half early to fish with fellow team member Noah Heck and he was even Read More

River Bassin Recap – Charlotte, NC

Well, another River Bassin Regional event has come and gone! This time it was held in my home town Charlotte, NC at Great Outdoor Provision Company (GOPC). As always I fish before the event one day to put up a "Beat Drew Bonus Score" so that any angler who tops my total Read More

Devils River Adventure

Tired doesn't begin to explain the way I feel after getting back from one of my longest road trips of the year - from Charlotte to west Texas, then to Georgia and back. We made many stops along the way, visiting with several awesome JK dealers, friends and family. However, as Read More

River Bassin Trail Recap – Gadsden, AL

The first “regional event” on the 2014 River Bassin Trail presented by Jackson Kayak was everything we hoped it would be! Thirty-six river anglers came out to beautiful Gadsden, Alabama to compete for the title and take home a new Jackson Kayak Coosa - the ultimate river fishing kayak! Brooks Beatty, my Read More

NEW VIDEO: My favorite freshwater destination!

Ok, so to add on to the series that Jameson Redding, Brooks Beatty and I have been producing for Sperry I was asked where my favorite freshwater kayak fishing destination is. Want to find out? Watch below to see the answer and the sweet edit by Jameson. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki_LShDliFM&feature=share&list=UUYKng0HQMRAx87u6syXEWwg[/youtube]

Kayak Fishing Tournaments; how big will this get?

10lb kayak fishing tournament bass caught by Drew Gregory[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="344" caption="A nice 10lber I caught during my win at the Southern Kayak Anglers event last year"][/caption] As I am about to head out to pre-fish for the Kayaks n Greenbacks tournament this weekend I had some interesting thoughts about where this sport will be in 10-15 years. I Read More

Early Spring Bassin’, Chasing MegaMouth

Here in the Carolinas, we've had a few scares of warm weather. And without fail, every bass fisherman I know, heads to a body of water somewhere...even if only for a few casts. And it's because this time of year, on any given cast, there is a chance of setting a Read More

Big Smallmouth From The Big Rig

Everyone knows that it has been a brutal winter and most of us have been dealing with some serious cases of cabin fever in anticipation of warmer spring air. I couldn't get the Big Rig on the water quick enough when temps hit the low 60's in late February. Many lakes Read More

2014 River Bassin Tournament Trail presented by Jackson Kayak

So, Jackson Kayak heads back to its roots - rivers - to sponsor the River Bassin Tournament Trail that was announced today. Below is the official release I put out a few minutes ago. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2014 River Bassin’ Tournament Trail  Presented by Jackson Kayak National paddle-powered fishing trail offers over 35 events, Read More

Sweet Tea, Rapids, and Musky

Recently I had the opportunity to meet and fish with many of my Jackson Kayak teammates and some of our awesome dealers out at the annual dealer’s summit in Rock Island, Tennessee. Prior to arriving in Tennessee, I met up with Jameson Redding in Pensacola to fish the Gulf Coast for Read More

Customize Your Tank Well Bungee!

Well i purchased a piece of green shock chord/bungee last year but finally got around to getting it on the Cuda 14 this weekend. [caption id="attachment_38887" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Yellow Bungee Customization"][/caption] Although the green  I ordered came in yellow I didn't mind at all.  Actually it looks really cool!  The stock cord was falling Read More

Falling for Largies

Fall is definitely a great time to target Largemouth bass, they eat as much as they can, as often as they can and will most likely be tempted by your baits if you know where and how to present them! I recently took my custom color cmapfire camo coosa out on Read More

VIDEO: Kayak Fishing 101, EPISODE 2 “Choosing the Right Kayak”

The latest installment of Kayak Fishing 101 is here! Choosing the right fishing kayak is always a challenge given the plethora of choices out there. How do you narrow it down? Well, in this episode I explain just how to quickly and easily narrow your choices down by looking at all Read More

VIDEO: One Fish, Many GoPros; EPISODE 4, “Topwater Smash”

  Recently, in Tennessee, I took a quick trip in the Coosa with my dog Lu in search for some big musky. I did lose a big musky (as you can see by the explosion in the video) but turns out I was able to land a nice bass close to 4lbs. Read More

VIDEO: Big Musky, Rapids & easy editing w/ GoPro Studio Software

  Recently Sean Morley (western sales rep), Jarrod McGehee (fishing team member) and I were able to take some of our Jackson Kayak dealers on a sweet fishing trip down a river filled with some nice rapids and BIG musky! We successfully tackled the rapids and musky in our Coosas, Cruise 10s and Read More

Road Trippin’ with some Lip Rippin’

It used to be that I would fish for hours on end, by myself and not think twice about it. And there are definitely still times when the solitude provides my brain and soul the therapeutic relief from everyday life. However, it's the road trips, camping out, and fishing with friends Read More

Power Pole “Micro Anchor” Product Testing!

          We've been fortunate at Jackson Kayak to team up with one of the most innovative companies in the fishing world - JL Marine Systems, makers of the Power Pole and now "Micro Anchor" product that is perfect for kayaks, jon boats, canoes and more.  I was sent a prototype unit to Read More

2013 Beep Ball World Series Kayak Race

My friends, family and I had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the 2013 Beep ball World Series with a kayak race. 19 teams from all over the United States and one from Taiwan came to Columbus, Georgia for the championship series. Players from 18 of these teams participated Read More

Indiana and Emilie-Rose Go After Pike on the Mighty Ottawa River – Video too!

Lots of proud daddy moments go by every day with my two paddle-crazed kids.  This one, though, took me by surprise:  Emilie-Rose woke up wanting to go pike fishing with Daddy at his secret Ottawa River spot!  Wow!  Emilie-Rose rarely leaves the comfort of her Jackson Kayak Ibis, a light touring Read More

Credit to those Behind the Lens!

This past weekend Jameson Redding and I ventured out for a photo/video shoot on the river in our Coosas, but on both attempts the rain just wouldn't let up! This makes everything so difficult, even with the waterproof GoPros because once you get any water inside the housings it is hard Read More

Kayak Fishing 101: EPISODE 1, “Why?”

This is episode one in an installment of Kayak Fishing 101 that Jameson Redding and I have been working on. In this episode we discuss "Why kayak fish?" along with several of our Jackson Kayak team members. Stay tuned for the next episodes where we get into more details about kayak fishing, Read More

The mighty Coosa on the mighty St-Lawrence: Fish and Paddle 1.0

Last month i had the chance to go to one of my favorite places to Fish&Paddle, lake St-Francis. This lake is in fact a widening of the St-Lawrence river between the cities of Cornwall in Ontario and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield in Québec near Montréal. It was one of those days where bass were simply crazy. Read More

Coosa Propels me to Victory at the SKA Catawba Clash

So, I've been very close on the few tournaments I've entered this year. I was 2nd (via tiebreaker!) at the KBF Invitational Tournament, then got 4th in the flounder division at the Jax Classic and in California I was able to score the largest Vermilion and come away with a nice Read More

Sperry Top-Sider Video Shows Off Jackson Kayaks!

I was super fortunate to be asked by Sperry to star in some cool new videos for them that show off their awesome SON-R line of shoes. I wear these shoes while kayak fishing because they are so comfortable and work well in and out of the water. This first video Read More

First Trip of 2013

After a few missed attempts do to bad weather and limits on access points ( Ice Walls to 6 ft in some sections) I was finally able to get out and float my favorite section of the Lower Bow River and for 2 days no less. On day one I met Read More

Another Fly Fishing Film Tour Success!

Jackson Kayak was once again on display with a SUPerFISHAL, Cuda, Coosa and Big Tuna in the showroom at the 2013 Fly Fishing Film Tour stop in Middlebury, VT. Hosted by our local dealer, the Middlebury Mountaineer, the film tour showcases some of the best fly fishing films from around the Read More

Devil’s River Trip #1

I joined my JK teammate Brady Sullivan, his brother, and his friend on a trip to The Devil’s River last weekend. This was my first multi-day river trip; I quickly noticed the difference between the rivers that I’ve fished in Louisiana and a river like the Devil’s. I read a book about Read More

New Toys! Indi Reviews the Ross RX and Evolution LT

I've been fly fishing since I was a boy.  Actually that's not true.  I started fly fishing as a boy, but have been on and off for the past 20 years, mostly fishing for the larger freshwater fish on the fly when I get the chance.  That chance has only come Read More

Houston Boat Show and Jackson Kayak

Had the pleasure of working the Houston Boat show, with Fishing Tackle Unlimited this past weekend. Fishing Tackle Unlimited had a very nice display setup for the Jackson Kayak line. The staff is headed up by Camille Null and is top notch, every one on her staff is very Read More

Understanding River Gauges for Kayak Fishing!

river gauge kayak fishingPeople have always asked me how I know if a river is fishable - which basically means that it is clear and low enough to reasonably expect to catch fish, and is safe enough for watercraft navigation. All of this can generally be determined by the river gauges even Read More

Investing in Family

I have had the pleasure of being in some sort of paddle craft for almost half of my 40 years. My bride and I were paddling a beat up canoe shortly after our marriage began in 1993. It was a given that after our son was born he would join us Read More

Jackson Kayak: Kayak Fishing “Spoof” Commercial

A couple years ago I was watching the Super Bowl and was intrigued by the new trend in commercials that, in the DVR age, were now focused on entertaining you so that you will watch them.  The majority of them you had no clue what the commercial was selling, or what Read More

Kayak Camping

For the third year in a row now, I have made the float trip on the New River from Fries, VA to somewhere between Byllesby Dam and Foster Falls. The reason the latter is so vague is due to the fact that depending on how the water flow is or Read More

Jackson Kayak adventure featured in Overland Journal

Jackson Kayak's own Product Manager, Damon Bungard, was featured in the Winter 2012 issue of Overland Journal. As kayakers, we're very accustomed to life on the road, living out of our vehicles, using them to get to what can be remote put-ins and take-outs, etc. Overland Journal is a very high quality, Read More

Watch Drew’s Interview on FOX

Recently I was fortunate enough to get asked to appear as the in-studio guest on FOX Charlotte's "Got Game" Sports wrap-up show which airs in the Carolinas on Sat evenings after college football. Bruce Snyder hosts the show and asks me all sorts of questions about a sport even he is Read More

Great shady day on the Cumberland

Love this boat... this is the first kayak for me, and I have to say it's quickly become my favorite boat (and I have 3.) I love the fact that it is such a strong stable platform that lends itself to be easily personalized. I do admit the first Read More

Here we G(L)O!

Jackson kayak recently introduced the new Illuminati series of glow in the dark fishing kayaks.  Before we made the call to go full steam ahead on this project, led by product manager Damon Bungard, Brooks Beatty and I, and others at Jackson Kayak, took the glow boats on the water for Read More

CT River 10-21-12

So for the past 4 years I have been living in NH and have only fished the CT River once and that was on a company outing that I snuck a fishing rod on. That day I only got in 4 casts but got a nice small mouth bass. Every year Read More

SKA Lake Chatuge, GA Championship

25 anglers, mostly sporting Jackson boats, took the field at the SKA 2012 Championship on Lake Chatuge, GA under heavy winds and stormy skies. The two day event was the culmination of a six event season across Georgia and Alabama with a brand new Cuda 14 and the respect that Read More

ARF Bayou Bash 2012

I spent this past weekend fishing in Grand Isle with some friends from Alabama River Fishing. I got hooked up with these guys when I lived in Madison for a year. We had a group of about 15 kayak fishermen, split between 2 camps in Chenier. The goal was to catch redfish Read More

On the River

Big fan of the Coosa. After a couple of hours, I felt like I had owned the Coosa for years. So easy to get used to and almost impossible to fall out of. The high/low seat is convenient and keeps you nice and comfortable.

Short Trip Report Red Deer River,Alberta

After a few missed attempts due to conflicting schedules I was finally able connect with some of my kayak angling friends for a trip down the Red Deer River . The particular section we floated is home to walleye, northern pike, brown trout, rainbow trout, yellow perch, goldeye, and whitefish which Read More

A Ladies Day in the Coosa

5/23/12 Donna Coleman and I got to spend a week at Lake Texoma in Oklahoma last week paddling and fishing out of our Coosa’s.  The weather was perfect and the fish were biting!  Highly recommend this lake for fishing during the month of May if you ever get the chance.  We caught Read More

Tiesto & I.

I remember the first time I saw the Coosa at the local outdoors & fishing show, I just fell in love with the thing! No need to say that I ordered the boat the same week last year. This is the perfect boat for our lakes and rivers here in Quebec. Read More

Coosa off the Beach

I love my Jackson Coosa because I can fish any water, anywhere. From class 3 rapids on the Coosa River to the Gulf of Mexico. My Coosa puts me where I need to be to catch sharks off the beach, redfish inshore, and the Coosa spotted bass below Jordan Read More

A few Kayak Cart Tips

A Few Kayak Cart Tips Getting a kayak cart can be a liberating experience, it opens endless possibilities to launch your kayak, it can also be the source of great frustration. You have to remember, haste makes waste! When it’s hot and the sun is beating down on Read More

Deep Water Re-entry in a Coosa

Deep water reentry in the Jackson Coosa Just like it was stated in the deep water Cuda reentry article, deep water reentry is something that every kayaker should practice from time to time. It will build your confidence in your abilities and in your kayak. Again, for this “practice Read More

Redfish from the Custom Coosa

I've had my eye on the Jackson Kayak Coosa since it was first released. After trying other more readily available kayaks, I sold them all and finally got my Coosa. Not just any Coosa though. I ordered a custom color scheme, which part of was later introduced as Read More

Jackson Coosa Drag Chain Install

I’m sure a lot of folks have already installed a drag chain on the Coosa but for anyone who hasn’t here’s a quick easy way to get one on your kayak. What you will need: · 1 Flexi Brand retractable dog leash, size small · Read More

Forgot about balance.

Ive been looking to get back into kayaking for 3 years now and I love to fish. I wanted a yak that would combine the two sports I enjoy. Finally after hours of searching different kayak pics videos and web sites I stumbled across the Coosa. It was love at first Read More

Coosa’s on the Coosa

Our youth group was planning on kayaking the Coosa River in Wetumpka Alabama and we knew this would be a great time for some whitewater experience in our Jackson Coosa’s. Our home river, the Chattahoochee, near Columbus Georgia is undergoing a whitewater transformation right now. When it is done there Read More

Bennett’s summer

Beginning of summer 2012 Since the summer has started, I have spent a lot of time kayaking in Alabama and North Carolina with Hunter and other friends.   Beginning of summer 2012 Since the summer has started, I have spent a lot of time kayaking in Alabama and North Carolina with Hunter and other Read More

A Couple of Days on the Bow River ,Alberta

The Bow river has seen unusually high water levels this year due to the long spring runoff not to mention what seems like nonstop thunder storms through June and July. This left the river water murky and a little too fast for premium fishing conditions but in turn left the Bow Read More

Back on the River

Started a new project at work and it has my schedule all out of whack. This explains the latest trend of one post a week for this site. With the new project I'm putting in more hours, more hours means more money, but less free time, so it is kind of Read More

Down The Chute

Donna, 56, was caught coming down “The Chute” in her Jackson Kayak Coosa on the Lower Mountain Fork River near Broken Bow, OK, a very popular float in southeastern Oklahoma. The Chute, located in a three-mile section extending from Reregulation Dam to U.S. Highway 70, has an average gradient of 10 fpm Read More

Over The Falls

Beccy, 57, was caught taking her Jackson Kayak Coosa over Presbyterian Falls on the Lower Mountain Fork River near Broken Bow, OK, a very popular float in southeastern Oklahoma. Although the Lower Mountain Fork River is full of trout and bass, Beccy and her friend Donna were paddling for the full pleasure Read More

Post Spawn Swimbait Bass

The post spawn can be a weird time to fish for everyone. The bass, having just finished their spawn, will move to nearby cover and hunker down. It can wear the patience, of any seasoned bass angler, down to the bone. The fish just seem to stop eating Read More

Jackson Kayak and the Ditch Pickle Classic Fly Fishing Tournament

    Jackson Kayak Fishing Team members Damon Bungard and Brian Cadoret made an appearance at the 2013 Ditch Pickle Classic, catch-and-release fly fishing bass tournament on Lake Champlain in Swanton, Vermont. Started three years ago, the tournament has grown by leaps and bounds, going from 10 teams to over 51 in three Read More

Spring on the Devils

The Devils River is a special place to me, it claims more of my fishing days than any other body of water. This trip included myself, Dr. Clayton Vandergriff from Dallas, Ross Cox and Jake Quine from Midland. Clayton and I have done the Devils together before but this Read More

Fly rod holders for Cuda and Coosa

This is a simple way to make a quick fly rod holder for the Coosa and Cuda. Not my idea, but I saw it when looking for plans for a multi rod rack for the Cuda and thought it would work for our boats. I quickly saw how handy and Read More

My Coosa Life

My Jackson Kayak Coosa allows me to penetrate the most rugged terrain in search of hidden predators. Versatile and light-weight, I can escape the hustle and bustle of Metro life across remote shoals, riffles, and runs. The built-in rod holders and under-seat tackle storage allows me to keep a Read More

Jackson Kayak: Flying Fish

Recently I hooked up with the guys from YonderBlueFilms.com to shoot and (try to) direct a unique fishing video via their innovative helicopter to get unique angles/shots.  Well, below is the contagious aftermath of the first edit from this day of filming with the Yonder Blue crew, Ben and Will.  I Read More

No Motors Allowed!

My dad and I took our Coosa’s out twice last week. The place we fished has a spot that is full of shoals. I was surprised at how shallow the Coosa could actually go through those rocks. I could take the Coosa through the small gaps with shallow water that no Read More

FROM SCHOOLING FISH TO FISHING SCHOOL

This was an awesome weekend for kayak fishing in North Texas. On Friday I took the Cuda to Lake Texoma for a little scouting trip to find some carp. That proved to be a bust but while enjoying a nice sandy beach on an island that I paddled to I saw Read More

In the Hole

This was my first Jackson Kayak experience, even though I never got on the water. Helped Drew and John Hard from Kayak Shed get these two Coosas down the side of basalt cliffs and into the Hood River. It was crazy. It was epic. And I didn't even get on a Read More

Trouting in the Yellowjacket Coosa

With a break in the spring thunderstorms predicted for the weekend a few of my favorite fishing buddies and I decided to fit in at least one more trip down the Bow river before the run off turns the it to chocolate milk. We decided to float from Fish Creek to Read More

Floundering in Gloucester

On Sunday I took my son Braden "Sharkbait" out for flounder during the NEKF annual Flounder Fest get together. He had to get up at 3:15 so we could launch before 6:30, but popped right out of bed ready to go. We launched into wet but calm conditions into Gloucester Harbor around Read More

Jackson Coosa Camera Mount

Here’s a quick easy way to get a camera mounted to your Jackson kayak for those hero shots while you’re out on the water. For this install I’ve decided to use the Scotty 444 Threaded Deck Mount and Scotty 135 Camera Mount. Scotty’s 444 mount is a good choice for kayak Read More

Mountain Sports – Jackson @ Texas Paddle Sports

Jackson Kayaks were featured at the Texas Paddle Sports show by a local dealer Mountain Sports. Bill Anton, from Mountain Sports supported the event with a booth and a crew, so people could test paddle the Jackson Kayak line. The crew from Mountain Sports are as follows, Josh, Manager Read More

Stephan Laurie takes his kids out for a day in the Coosa

Over the May long weekend I decided to get the kids out in the Kayaks in hopes of instilling the same passion for paddling and kayak fishing as I have. My efforts do have some ulterior motives as I can always use more fishing partners and I can’t think of anyone Read More

Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic 2012

On May 11, I loaded up the Jackson Cuda and headed north to Jacksonville, Florida to fish the 9th annual Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic. This was my third time attending this event. This event brings in close to 400 kayak anglers each year. The captain’s meeting was put together very well. Read More

down time

i dont like my jackson coosa, I LOVE MY JACKSON COOSA

The Jackson Coosa on the Bow River, Alberta

So with the winter fading away up here in the great white North I was finally able to get my Coosa out for the first float of the 2012 fishing season. I decided to spend the day on what’s considered to be the Blue Ribbon section of the Bow River just Read More

Big Tuna Review – Four Days on the Devils River

This week was my first experience in the Big Tuna from Jackson Kayak. I put it through the ultimate test of a kayak here in Texas; I took it down the Devils River. Not that any trip down the Devils River is a regular trip, but this trip went Read More

Northwest Paddling Festival Saturday 5/12

Is it always sunny in the North West? No, but this past week has offered us some amazing weather.... beautiful sunny days perfect for enjoying the amazing outdoors the Northwest has to offer. Today at lake Sammamish, we finished the set-up of the Jackson Kayak booth for the Northwest Paddling Festival and had some Read More

JKTV Episode #5

Here it is the much anticipated JKTV episode 5. Make sure to check out Part 2 of Ben Stookesberry's First Descent of Fall Creek. Ben also throws in a nice little surprise with a new First descent of 100 foot slide on the South Branch of the Middle Feather with Chris Korbulic. Read More

Jackson Coosa – Front Hatch Modifications

  I know my neighbor must have thought I was crazy.…… For at least two days I just stood in the yard staring at my new Jackson Coosa. Sure, I was proud of my new yak, but this was a serious matter. I was thinking about where I wanted each piece of Read More

Spring G2G and HOW Event

This year the local north Texas Kayakers, had the annual Spring G2G (Get Together) at Lake Grapevine. This event is for everyone to get together & meet new kayakers in the area and get a chance to test paddle new kayaks from the local dealers. But one of the Read More

Mesh cargo panel install

I had documented this process on the Cuda prior to the last IFA event, but I deleted all the pictures off my camera before the tournament since it was catch-photo-release and I wanted to give the judges a clean card to look through. So today I had it all planned out, Read More

Coosa on the Holston River

Fishing the Holston River in TN. Thought you might give the fishing kayak crowd a chance in the Jackson Photo Contest.

wade fishing

Wade fishing and tugging the coosa along the holston river

5 lbs

Caught this on a cold day on a shallow rock bed from my coosa.

serinity

Jackson you have made one outstanding fishing platform with the coosa. I have been an avid tournament bass fisher for a couple years but found myself losing touch with what I loved about fishing. Being in touch with nature and the peace it can offer you. I have since found that Read More

From the Driver’s Seat

Awesome day on the Holston River. Fishing from the Coosa is an amazing experience. I have loved every minute of it.

Why I Kayak Fish – Part 3 “Ease of Access”

There are advantages to kayak fishing over power boat fishing. One of the biggest of these is the ease of access to fishing water in a kayak. You can take a kayak just about anywhere and fish waters you cannot reach in a big boat.   To move your kayak from Read More

My Jackson Coosa Kayak “Black Widow”

I start kayak fishing 1 year ago with a small regular kayak and fall in love with it. This year decide to approve my fishing time, the reason i buy my Coosa.

Jackson Kayak will be at the Fly Fishing Film Tour stop in Middlebury, VT on Friday!

I'll be attending the Fly Fishing Film Tour (http://flyfilmtour.com/) in Middlebury, VT this Friday, April 13th, and Jackson Kayak will be on display. Come check out the Coosa, Cuda, our new Big Tuna, ask questions, talk to team members, and watch a great show at the same time! The Vermont Fly Guys will Read More

Father/Daughter Time

[gallery]With my daughter in town for a few days from College I decided to take a day off and spend it with her on the river. The last time we went out we were both in Coosa's so I was looking forward to how she was going to like fishing out Read More

First Ever North Texas Kayak Tournament Won in my Jackson Coosa

First Ever North Texas Kayak Tournament Won in my Jackson Coosa This all started last year at the annual fall get together of the local kayakers. One of the most appreciated members decided to announce that he would be starting a new kayak fishing trail. The North Texas Kayak Trail was born, http://northtexaskayaktrail.com/ Read More

First Trip in the Coosa

The weather in the Northeast has been unseasonably warm this past week, with temperatures in the 70s and even breaking into the 80s. On Friday afternoon I got out of work a few hours early and took my new Jackson Kayak “Coosa” out to a local pond for its maiden voyage. Read More

Jerry’s New Cuda at Ray Robert

Hello wanted to start out this article by welcoming a new Jackson Star team member Jerry Hamon. Jerry is on the Jackson Star program for one of the local Jackson Kayak dealers in Dallas, Kayak Instruction. Jerry is also a proud owner of a new Urban Camo Jackson Cuda. A little Read More

Boat Trim – Things to consider before you drill that first hole

I Just got my new Jackson Cuda and Coosa in this winter and I am really JACKED about getting them ready for this years fishing season! And well……. I got to say among the many things I enjoy about this great sport, one high on that list, is rigging a new Read More

Chasing Smallies

Several years ago, I developed an enjoyment for chasing Smallmouth Bass in some of my local rivers. I was limited to wading and this has it limitations. Most of the land along the rivers is private property. I could only access the rivers by state parks, even then I was limited Read More

Personal Best while standing in a Coosa!

Let me start off by saying, I have been fishing for 26 years (Since I was about 7,) mostly from the bank, casting, hoping, and praying to catch a monster bass. I would watch those fishing shows on Sunday mornings before church and see them reel in these huge bass Read More

Fall Snook Bite

Every fall season I get the chance to fish one of my favorite Snook fisheries here in SW Florida, The Myakka River. The bite usually starts in November and runs through late February.This year we had a very short time period that the Snook were in the river do to the Read More

2012 Jackson Kayak Coosa Promo Video

2011 was a great year for the Jackson Coosa and its owners, however we feel there is always room for improvement so we made some cool changes to our most popular 2012 fishing kayak model, that we're sure will make your time on the water that much sweeter! Read More

Fishing with Friends

Decided to go fishing with a few friends for the day, decided we would meet at a local lake and enjoy the day. Was able to have one of my very best friends make it, my brother.   We hit the lake early, was a little cooler than we would have liked, Read More

chokoloskee: a dream

CHOKOLOSKEE: A PADDLERS DREAM Kayak fishing radio (www.kayakfishingradio.com) and yakangler.com do what we call a Boondoggle, basically it is an opportunity for kayak fisherman to get together and fish in locals that are an anglers bucket list. This last weekend was spent at Chokoloskee, Florida in the south west tip of Florida Read More

The Real Paddlesport show of Jersey

Got your fill of Jersey Shore and the real housewives of Jersey? Well we have the cure to change your perception of what all Jersey has to offer... Jersey Paddler's Paddlesport show is the largest canoe, kayak and stand-up paddling show on the East Coast! Jackson Kayak will be there in Booth 350 and will be Read More

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