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Jackson Kayak Cuda 12 First Impressions

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Over the years I have now owned 6 Jackson Kayaks including two Cuda 14's but have never really had seat time in the Cuda 12 as I felt I didn't need to owning a Coosa most of the time for my river boat. I had an opportunity recently to take one of the locals shops boats out on a single access trip on the Susquehanna river in Pa and put it through some tests. And man was I so impressed that I'm now selling some stuff off to add one to my fleet.

On this trip I paddled upstream a good .5 miles to some ripples with some heavy current coming down. I did this same trip the week before in my Big Tuna and had a heck of a time getting up even though I got up I can't say I enjoyed it with the tuna, but the Cuda just sliced right through the water. Once we got a good mile to mile and a half upstream I ended up doing quite a bit of fishing in heavy current, in ripples, and put the boat in positions I questioned myself about before I did it. At no time did the boat disappoint me. After doing quite a bit of fishing I ended up running some narrow small rapids, through some grass islands, and back down river and the boat again impressed me.

I've heard tons of people say if you're only going to get one boat the Cuda 12 is the boat to get, now that I've had some seat time in it I can 100% agree. I can't say I'm selling other boats, but I'll definitely add it to the fleet.

 
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Andrew Morrow

I've been fishing since I could walk.  When I was younger my grandfather would pick me up at my house weekly and take me to the local lake to bank fish with him.  I caught tons of fish from the bank this way but in 2007 realized I needed to get out ON the water and bought my first fishing kayak.  Since then you won't find me fishing any other way and I'm mostly on the Susquehanna or Juniata Rivers.  Besides kayak fishing I also am the chapter coordinator for the Central PA Chapter of Heroes on the Water.  

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