My Gear

CURRENT KAYAK:

Native Watercraft Ultimate 12

I started using the Native Ultimate 12 as a kayak to do two primary things; photography and fishing with my son. Having worked around them for six years, I knew it would accomplish both of those tasks and more. I’ve heard the Ultimate referred to as the “swiss-army knife” of kayaks. While I bought it for those two specific purposes, it has worked very well as a fishing kayak – and it should – it’s one of the oldest designs that has been used by anglers since before the “explosion” in kayak fishing’s popularity.

Other kayaks that I’ve owned through the years:

Jackson Liska (2019), Hobie Outback (2019), Jackson Cruise FD (2018), Jackson Tripper 12 (2018), Jackson Cuda 14 (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017), Jackson Cruise 12 (2013), Jackson Coosa (2012)

FISHING RODS:

St. Croix Legend Xtreme Inshore Spinning Rod – XIS70MF – 7′ Med Power, Fast Action

I primarily use this rod for lightweight sight-fishing lures like Buggs Jigs and lightweight plastics. Also used for finesse tactics when bass fishing.

St. Croix Avid Inshore Spinning Rod – VIS66MF – 6’6″ Med Power, Fast Action

Used for topwater plugs like Skitterwalks, Spook Jrs, and other similar topwater baits.

St. Croix Avid Inshore Spinning Rod – VIS70MLF – 7′ Med Lite Power, Fast Action

Mainly used for jigs and suspending baits when targeting trout.

St. Croix Mojo Yak Casting Rod – MYC70MF – 7′ Med Power, Fast Action

Used for jigs and larger sight-fishing baits when redfishing. Used for jigs, worms, etc. when bass fishing.

St Croix Mojo Bass Glass Casting Rod – MJGC610MM – 6’10” Med Power, Moderate Action

This one is more specifically for bass fishing. This is used for crankbaits and chatterbaits.

REELS:

Shimano Stradic 2500 Spinning Reel

Shimano Nasci 2500 Spinning Reel

Shimano Curado K 200XG Casting Reel

Shimano Casitas 150HG Casting Reel

LINE:

FINS Windtamer Braid – Pitch Black

FINS 40G Braid

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