Jackson Cuda 12 Review

The Jackson Cuda 12  fishing kayak review 

Paddler; 140 lbs. experienced paddler 

Conditions:

Trip A-Open ocean, beach launch and landing, 5-15kts of sw wind, 3-5' swell. 5 hrs on the water fishing

Trip B-flatwater lake 0-8 kts of wind. 47 F water and 40-60 F air temp  6 hrs on the water fishing/

I had a chance to demo the boat from a local retailer and also take it through its paces in both fresh water lake and the ocean.

At first glance the boat didnt seem to be anything special. However, after I looked at the boat carefully, I found a few special touches to the design. LOTS of places to lash your rods down along the sides. I was able to put 5 rods including my fly rod using the provided bungee cords and hooks. All within reach when you are seated also. The center console lid lifts up and you can store rods inside the hull easily. Very similar to the Ocean Kayak Trident series kayaks. The boat also come standard with three RAM balls, two rocket launchers, rod holder and a built in mount for the Go Pro Hero camera. It also comes standard with the hig /low elite seat.