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Ergo Seat (Big Rig, Big Tuna, Coosa, Cuda 12, Cuda 14, Cuda LT, Kilroy, Kilroy DT, Kraken Standard)
Standing Pads (All fishing models except Big Tuna and Kilroy DT)
Sealline waterproof pouch (Coosa HD, Cuda HD, Kraken elite, Mayfly)
We offer demos of all our kayaks, so you can paddle it, fish from it, and determine if this is the right boat for you. Short demos are free, or you can rent a fishing kayak for $50 and take it on one of our standard paddling routes.
Give us a call at (931) 840-8575 and we can schedule a time for you to look at the different fishing models, compare features and give them a try on the water
Higher Pursuits has all the new 2017 fishing kayaks. If we don't have the color and model you want in stock we can order it directly from the factory at no additional cost.
We have put together a fishing kayak comparison chart to help you compare kayak features, weight, length of kayak, price and other key features.
The MayFly is a fly fishing oriented sit-on-top, loaded with features to make kayak fly fishing more fun and user friendly. The MayFly has a versatile hull optimized for tracking, stability, and speed in popular fly fishing conditions and destinations, including tropical flats, slow-moving rivers, lakes and ponds. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by fly fisherman, particularly fly line management, the MayFly includes a myriad of design aspects to address the needs of fly fisherman creating the ultimate kayak fly fishing platform. Snag-free footrests and features, protected fly box storage, unique fly rod storage options, rod butt props for dealing with tangles, integrated and protected fly patches, and more cater to the high-performance features expert fly fisherman need while being versatile and stable enough to bring new kayak fly anglers into the sport
New Cuda HD in Blue Fin
The new 2017 Cuda HD: Jackson Kayak has taken all the recent improvements to both hull design and deck staging and added it to this new small water product. A new longer and slightly wider size gives the Cuda additional stability and increased tracking and speed. The deck has completely been reworked with padding, a new hinged center hatch, tubular tip covers, YakAttack tracks in all the convenient places, Hi-Lo and trimmible seating and comes Raymarine and PowerPole ready! The Cuda HD comes with the Elite Seat 3.0 with separate lumbar support, Sealline Waterproof seat pouch, Platypus Hydration System, Tough Ball, RAM 2007 rod holder, 2 RAM Tough tubes, Line Cutterz, Plano Box, Orion Tumbler and Safety Flag
Coosa HD in Blue Fin
The 2017 Coosa HD is loaded with great accessories and is an excellent fishing kayak that blends many of the features of the Big Rig and Coosa in a fantastic fishing machine. The additional 1.5 inch width makes this a very stable boat, with a lot of real estate to spread out your fishing gear. The hull is still river friendly, but the HD will track truer on flat water making fishing lakes and ponds even more enjoyable. The Coosa HD comes with the Elite Seat 3.0 with separate lumbar support, Sealline Waterproof seat pouch, Platypus Hydration System, Tough Ball, RAM 2007 rod holder, 2 RAM Tough tubes, Line Cutterz, Plano Box, Orion Tumbler and Safety Flag
Jackson Big Rig in Mangrove
The Big Rig is a single-person SOT designed for incredible stability in a stand-up fishing kayak. Taking the best features of various Jackson Kayak fishing models into a new, larger package, while introducing some new ones at the same time to create the ultimate all-water, all fishing style, fishing machine. The Big Rig comes ready to accept the Raymarine Dragonfly fishfinder and Power-Pole Micro stake out systems
The Yakattack Upgrade Version of the Big Rig comes in the cool Yakattack color of slate/white/orange and the YakAttack Angler graphic on the stern. It is fully decked out with additional mounts and accessories. It includes 2 12” YakAttack Spectralite Geartracks in orange; VisiCarbon Pole (Light and Flag Pole); Zooka Tube with ball and arm; 2 YakAttack 1.5” Screwball; sidewinder and PanFish Portrait Camera Mount.
The Kilroy is a versatile fishing kayak that is stable, turns well, and can handle the extra weight of hunting gear, fishing gear, your dog or a child. The rod storage inside the kayak keeps your rods tucked out of the way until you a ready to use them. The hard deck offers great mounting options for additional accessories. The Kilroy comes outfitted with four gear tracks for mounting all the accessories you need. With logically placed gear mounts and staging systems all in a protected hull, this is a great kayak. The Kilroy is a Sit-in-kayak that keeps you high and dry and features an intuitive layout of protected gear positions.
The Kilroy is also available in the Yak Attack Edition and the Lightweight (LT) model
Yak Attack Edition: $1649
The Yakattack Upgrade Version of the Kilroy comes in the cool Yakattack color of slate/white/orange and the YakAttack Angler graphic on the stern. It is fully decked out with additional mounts and accessories. It includes all standard Kilroy accessories plus: YakAttack Spectralite Geartracks in orange; JK VisiCarbon Pole (Light and Flag Pole); 1 Zooka Tube; and PanFish Portrait Camera Mount.
Kilory LT Realtree: $1799
Molded using a thermoform methed, the Kilroy LT is 9 lbs lighter, slightly longer and wider adds additional stability, storage and capacity. Aside from the built in features such as protected rod tubes and tackle storage built into a unique molded floor system, the Kilroy LT has an interchangeable front and rear hard deck system. Standard offering is a rigid dashboard deck with tackle storage, 'glove box' like storage bin underneath, and other fishing features. The Kilroy LT includes standard YakAttack tracks and Screwball and RAM rod holder.
The Cuda comes in three great models, the Cuda 12, Cuda 14 and Cuda LT (Light).
Cuda 12 (Forest Camo)
The Cuda 12 is a great fishing kayak for those anglers who split their time equally between rivers, lakes and the ocean. The Cuda 12 can handle fishing and paddling on most of the rivers in Middle Tennessee as well lakes like Percy Priest and Tim's Ford. It is a stable fishing platform that has good speed and maneuverability.
Cuda 14 (Mangrove)
The Cuda 14 is designed to fish big water – lakes, rivers and oceans; Speed for covering distance and stability for standing Angler-designed deck for logical tackle and rod storage. The Cuda 14 features a rod tip protector, molded-in fly rod stagers, vertical tackle stagers and center hatch for easy internal rod storage, new elite seat, a hinged hatch in the middle for easier access and improved foot pegs.
Cuda LT (Red and White)
The Cuda LT is a lighter-weight (11 pounds lighter) carbon copy of the Cuda 12 thanks to “thermoforming” technology. The LT version is also sleeker aesthetically and due to the lighter weight is slightly higher performing and a little more stable than the original Cuda 12. This new version maintains the deck features that everyone loves from the Cuda 12 - central hinging hatch, rod for various rod and tackle storage options and adds a couple new features to help the angler out, including new Yakattack tracks for and aft!
MSRP (RealTree): $1799
Coosa (Forest Camo)
Jackson's best ‘moving water’ fishing kayak. The Coosa is made to cater to the river angler. It is small enough to get into tight places, but stable enough for standing. It is an ideal kayak for rivers, creeks, small lakes and ponds. It's hull design makes it easy to turn and get into tight places. It features the Hi-Lo Elite seat, mold-in accessory mounts, rod staging areas and lockable hatches for loads of gear. In 2016, the Coosa is also available in the YakAttack Edition.
The Yakattack Upgrade Version of the Coosa comes in the cool Yakattack color of slate/white/orange and the YakAttack Angler graphic on the stern. It is fully decked out with additional mounts and accessories. It includes 2 12” YakAttack Spectralite Geartracks in orange; VisiCarbon Pole (Light and Flag Pole); Zooka Tube with ball arm; YakAttack 1.5” Screwball; and PanFish Portrait Camera Mount.
Kraken 13.5 Standard (Mangrove)
Kraken 15.5 Elite (Mahi)
The Kraken comes in two sizes, the 13.5 foot and 15.5 foot. Additionally, the Kraken comes in a basic model and an elite model that will have different accessory packages. The Kraken is designed for some of the most challenging paddling environments in the world and meant to be for the offshore and big lake kayak angler. It is shaped and built to accommodate those hitting the open water, those looking for speed, comfort, perfect trim and big water management. It’s a paddlers fishing kayak! It’s designed for punching surf, handling rough off shore currents, swells, beach landings and those wanting ultimate performance when putting in long distances to get on fish.
Kraken 13.5 MSRP: $1449 Kraken 13.5 Elite MSRP: $1799
Kraken 15.5 MSRP: $1499 Kraken 15.5 Elite MSRP: $1899
Cruise 10 (Forest Camo)
The Cruise 10 is a smaller and more lightweight fishing kayak. It is very maneuverable, stable and has a nice clean deck for fishing. IT is a great kayak for people wanting a lighter weight boat, women or youth. It is a great kayak for rivers, small ponds, and small lakes.
Cruise 12 (Patriot)
The Jackson Kayak Cruise 12 Angler kayak is based on the hull design of the Cuda 12 and fills a variety of niches. It is a great price point kayak for someone looking to get into kayak fishing without all the bells and whistles, but enough features to make your time on the water enjoyable. It is also a great platform for an avid angler who is looking for a versatile kayak with a minimalistic approach. The Cruise Angler 12 is great for fishing smaller rivers and creeks, or even your neighborhood pond.
Big Tuna (Patriot)
The Big Tuna is a versatile kayak that offers both a solo and tandem paddling option. It is one of the most stable platforms – perfect for the “big boys” in the solo mode! It features the Tuna Tank (livewell) in the center of the boat and is fishing kayak that is at home in the ocean, on big lakes and is still able to handle most rivers in middle Tennessee.
MSRP: $1799 rudder ready (rudder kit is available for $199)
Kilroy DT (Mahi)
The new Kilroy Delta Tango – “DT” represents a stellar tandem platform that slightly wider and longer than the original Kilroy. The DT is all about versatility! Designed to excel as a tandem it can paddle great as a solo kayak too! The JK Elite Seats with a Sealine storage pouch can be placed in multiple positions, and trimmable seating allows for fine adjustments resulting in a reliable, efficient paddling. Removable seats mean you turn the tandem DT into solo kayak and the same trimmable adjustments let you dial in a sweet spot for a smooth day on the water. The Kilroy DT is tailored for any outdoorsman; it offers features for the kayak fisherman, hunter, wildlife photographer, birder, etc. The Kilroy DT has a unique molded floor system making the kayak as comfortable as any sit on top
The Skipper also offers a stable enough platform for standing while casting. It features: comfortable, smaller, hi/lo Elite seat with tackle storage, molded in center Nalgene holder, internal rod storage options, rear flush mount rod holders, rod tip protectors, one RAM track mount for accessories, rear tankwell storage, replaceable skid plate, large front hatch, and some unique deck rigging and tether clips just in case a tow is in need. Recommended for anglers in the 50 to 125lb range. This certainly still includes many teens, college students, women and some adult men that are looking for that smaller, nimble craft to take on some wild waters that only a light weight kayak can easily access!