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:
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.