Lightning Paddles is introducing a new paddle for kayak fishing. The Redfish is 240 cm long and has a fiberglass shaft. It is very lightweight to make a long day of kayak fishing more bearable. What’s almost as cool as the redfish graphic, almost, is the integrated lure retrieval notch that’s built into the end of the paddle so you don’t lose those expensive lures to the river gods.
How do you Cruise?
The 2013 Jackson Kayak Cruise is a new 12 foot kayak that comes as a blank slate and disguised as a pure recreational kayak. While it’s perfect for recreational paddling, it can also be turned into a serious kayak fishing machine with the addition of a few fishing accessories. It comes with several mounting points for those accessories, but since it comes as a blank slate you customize it however you want.
However, what’s great about the Cruise is it’s lack of accessories. The clean blank slate is the perfect boat to strip off your line in and fly fish from. Fly fishermen will love this kayak!
You can easily stand in the Cruise and it also includes same great Hi-Lo Elite seat that Jackson Kayak uses on all it’s kayak fishing boats. This is a great (starter) kayak that’s easily customizable to your fishing or recreational needs.
Rejoice shoal bass lovers…..there’s a new shirt in town!
ChattaYak, a new paddle sport and apparel company highlights Georgia’s most beloved bass species, the shoal bass.
Not many people have encountered a shoal bass (or have even heard of one), much less a company willing to base many of it’s shirt designs on shoal bass. So, it intrigued me upon seeing a company highlighting Georgia’s own shoal bass front and center.
A shoal bass lover, I fell in love with the shirts before placing my order. Shoal bass? Check. Shoal bass on a shirt? Double check. What’s not to like?!?!
There are two different shoal bass graphics to choose from, a “distressed” graphic and a “signature” graphic. The graphics are similar, but different. Also available are shirts with ChattaYak’s cool company logo and equally cool slogan, “Respect the Rapids.”
The shirts come in many different colors from “Georgia Pine Green” to “Fountain City Red.”
The shirts are available in both short sleeve and long sleeve versions. Both versions are made from “Dry-balance” material, which helps to wick moisture away from your skin so you won’t feel soggy and wet.
ChattaYak stays close to home, close to Columbus, Georgia and the Chattahoochee River, and it shows in it’s shirt designs and color choices.
Style, quality, and authenticity, combined with an appreciation for outdoor living, are the hallmarks of ChattaYak Company. ChattaYak Company is a leading provider of Paddle Sport Apparel and Accessories, and supports the largest urban whitewater venue in the world, located in Columbus, Georgia. With your purchase of our products, ChattaYak Company will proudly donate a portion of the proceeds to the restoration and conservation of the Chattahoochee River.
Check out Pat Kellner’s kayak fishing blog, Fish Tattoo. He lives in Texas and is a fellow member of the Jackson Kayak Fishing Team.
He runs an engaging kayak fishing blog, but doesn’t limit himself to just kayak fishing. His latest post shows off his creative skills with pastels as he displays some sunfish pictures he created a while back.
Join me for short trip to the river as I target Georgia’s finest black bass species, the shoal bass.