Jackson Fishing Kayaks
Try it before you buy it!
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.
Contact Us to 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 2019 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.
2019 Fishing Models available for Demo
- Big Rig HD
- Coosa HD
- Cuda HD
- Big Rig
- Cruise 10
Big Rig HD/FD (new for 2019)
Introducing the Big Rig HD! One of Jackson Kayak’s most popular fishing kayaks now gets the upgrades of both its HD predecessors, the Coosa HD and Cuda HD. Most importantly, the Big Rig HD can be converted into the Big Rig FD with purchase of the Pedal Pod system. The HD version of the Big Rig has features an oversized center storage pod (Paddle Pod), foot-controlled rudder system, our High Hi-Lo Ergo Seat Frame with MOLLE System, which includes infinite fore-aft trimming and the unique Big Rig rod troughs are doubled up with TWO rod tubes on both sides of the bow.
MSRP: Big Rig HD $1,999 Big Rig FD: $3,299
This ‘heavy duty’ fishing craft boasts amped up specs/features and is slightly longer and wider than the original Coosa; this makes it even more stable and a perfect fit for anglers of all sizes or those who are really looking for a stand up fishing kayak. The hull is still river friendly, but the HD will track truer on the flat waters of lakes or inshore saltwater. Packed with features, the Coosa HD is ready for any type of fish on almost any type of water found in Middle Tennessee.
Versatile inshore/lake kayak fishing platform, the Liska uses the same Hi-Lo trimmable seating as the Cuda HD and MayFly. Track systems on the gunnels and large stern storage area add the functionality lacking in the original Cudas. New, narrow hinging center hatch with molded-in tackle storage and fishfinder battery compartment allow convenient storage without cramping standing area. Molded-in handle on the stern for ease of transport. Wider hull creates a more stable standing platform than the original Cuda, meaning it is better suited to larger paddlers, beginners, and more gear.
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. At 64 lbs, it is easier to carry and load.
The MayFly is a fly fishing oriented sit-on-top kayak with a versatile hull optimized for tracking, stability, and speed in popular fly fishing conditions and destinations, including 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, protected fly box storage, unique fly rod storage options, rod butt props for dealing with tangles, integrated and and protected fly patches, and JK hatch with heavy duty locks and hypalon paddle keeper.
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. You can purchase the hard deck for the kilroy which 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 Cuda HDs wider size and longer hull give it the stability and increased tracking to make this an excellent big water fishing kayak. The deck features a hinged center hatch, tubular tip covers, YakAttack tracks in all the convenient places. The seat can slide in both the Hi and Lo setting so you can get your boat trimmed perfectly. It is both Raymarine and PowerPole ready. The front and rear hatches are hinged. The Cuda HD features the unique center hatch for quick access to your gear or you can use it as a cooler.
Big Rig (1st generation)
The Big Rig is designed to deliver big stability for the many anglers that deserve a model to help them feel comfortable in a smaller watercraft, and even allow them to stand and fish from one! The hull is crafted for reliable, efficient performance in most kayak fishing situations – lakes, ponds, rivers, inshore saltwater bays or marshes – so no matter where you go the Big Rig is ready to make you feel comfortable there. The Big Rig comes ready to accept the Raymarine Dragonfly fishfinder and Power-Pole Micro stake out systems.
The Coosa FD is based on the top selling Coosa HD hull and deck layout but adds a long-awaited Flex Drive system (patent pending) allowing for hands-free propulsion. The new Flex Drive System offers forward and reverse operation and includes a unique articulating system for deep and shallow water navigation. A daggerboard protected tri-blade propeller combined with articulation gives the Flex Drive a performance increase over other drives and helps with keeping the system clear of obstacles and easy to clean.
The Coosa FD comes with the fore-aft trimming and our High Ergo Seat Frame with MOLLE System giving it flexibility in seating positions that puts the pedaler in the most comfortable position possible. The Flex Drive is easily deployed with the flip of a lever, has adjustable pitch, a 1:12 ratio and will be upgradable to a new motor drive system available in 2019. The Coosa FD has all the the features of the best-selling Coosa HD, from rod tip protection system to gear track and more