The Cuda 12 is the little sibling to the Cuda 14; it was designed for those anglers who enjoy fishing many different water types – rivers, lakes, ponds, ocean – but can only purchase one kayak. The popular 12ft length makes it easy to store and transport off the water, yet is quick enough and maneuverable for any on water situation. The deck sports all the comforts and angler friendly features that fishermen have come to love about the Jackson brand.
*NEW For 2016* Charcoal Grey Seat Cover - Ergonomic Handles - Two-Layer Standing Pad - Fish Grips - Line Cutterz - SealLine Seat Pouch
1 - Hull Design
The Cuda 12 was designed to be the kayak that fits between the maneuverability of the Coosa and the speed of the Cuda 14. The Cuda 12 has a great secondary stability that makes the kayak extremely stable to stand and fish from.
2 - Hinging central hatch cover
The Cuda’s center hatch is now hinged for easier use and comes with YakAttck gear tracks, and day hatch for easy internal access.
3 - Center Hatch
The Center Hatch allows you to access the hull of your kayak. This is a great place to store rods for a gnarly surf launch, or all your gear when traveling. It is easily accessible on the water. You can also add an tub insert that allows you to keep plenty of on the water accessories close by. The hatch cover has small indentions that keep items like hooks and weights from falling on the floor of you kayak, and eventually down a scupper. The hatch cover is also a great place to mount accessories like a GPS or a depth finder.
4 - Yakattack Gear Tracks - YakAttack
Located on both sides of the center hatch, the YakAttck gear tracks are built in to the kayak in easily accessible locations for adding accessories via Yakattack Screwballs and RAM Mounts.
5 - RAM Rod Holders - RAM Mounts
Each kayak includes (2) RAM Tough Tubes with Base, a RAM 2007 Rod Holder, and a YakAttack Screwball
6 - Tackle Management and Plano Boxes - Plano
There are designated areas beside and under the seat that make reaching tackle boxes extremely easy and keeps your deck clutter free. This kayak includes (1) JK Plano 3640 Box.
7 - 32 oz Nalgene / Central Beverage Holder - Nalgene
Each kayak includes a Nalgene 32 ounce wide mouth water bottle.Made in the USA, our custom Nalgene bottles are decked out with Jackson Kayak logos.
8 - Therm-a-Rest Lumbar Support - Therm-a-Rest
Therm-a-Rest lumbar support is adjustable and removable, makes for a great camp pillow.
9 - Rod Tip Protector
The Rod Tip Protector is a great way to store your rods when they are not in use or if you are paddling through tight areas like mangrove tunnels. By concealing the rod tips, they won't get snagged on brush or weeds, and helps prevent you from accidentally breaking your rod on the water. You're on your own with ceiling fans and car doors.
10 - Heavy duty seat attachment buckle
Durable and tough attachment that will outlast all the use and abuse you can manage, season after season. Keeps your seat locked in position and makes you feel connected to the kayak.
11 - Elite Seat 2.0
NEW Charcoal Gray Elite Seat Cover
The NEW Elite Seat 2.0 is everything you loved about the previous version with some tweaks that are certain to make your time on the water more enjoyable, sturdier and more comfortable than ever before. It has a new look and feel with 3D mesh fabric. Some new changes for improved ergonomics and comfort, along with more storage capabilities, and NEW Therm-a-Rest lumbar pad. See full details in product description tab.
12 - Hull Storage
Open hull space that allows for safe storage of fishing rods, camping gear, PFD’s, dry bags, etc.. A great way to keep your gear safe when traveling and generous volume allows you to pack enough gear for expedition paddling.
13 - Ram and GoPro Inserts - GoPro
There are molded-in inserts located throughout our fishing boats for GoPro and Ram mounts. They have have been placed in locations that are convenient for use and optimal for GoPro footage or fishing accessories via ram mounts. The Cuda 12 comes with one GoPro mount, one Ram 2007 rod holder, and 2 Ram rocket launcher rod holders.
14 - Rear Tackle and Rod Holders
The Cuda has a very large rear tankwell for plenty of storage. Along the sides of the tankwell, there are 2 tackle stages that hold 3700 size boxes horizontally. Also, behind the seat the Cuda comes with two Ram rocket launcher rod holders that keep your reels clear of any saltwater that may splash up when paddling.
15 - Rod Stagers
Stagers are great locations to place items that you need handy but aren’t using at the moment. They also keep the rods from sliding around the kayak.
16 - Paddle holders/stagers
The perfect compliment to the rod stagers. These allow easy stowing of your paddle when you are ready to make that perfect cast.
17 - Rudder Ready
Comes pre-rigged for easy rudder installation, if it suits your paddling style.
18 - Tankwell
Large rear tankwell with bungee to put and secure gear, coolers or tackle
19 - Stand-assist strap
A handy strap that is within reach of the seat and that makes standing up and sitting down safe & easy!
20 - Removable skid plate
We protect the biggest wear area on the kayak with the skid plate. Your keel will last season after season with this smart feature.
21 - Adjustable foot pegs
Making the boat functional for paddlers of all sizes. The foot pegs adjust easily.
22 - Two-Layer Standing Pad
NEW Two-Layered Standing pad. Great for sound dampening and super comfortable for standing and fishing.
23 - Ergonomic Handles
NEW Ergonomic Handles with added grip textured inserts help you keep good contact when carrying your kayak, even when wet. Also, there is no fabric to ensure snag-proof days on the water.
24 - Fish Grips - The Fish Grip
A great fishing tool for landing and handling fish in a kayak, especially ones with gnarly teeth. Can be attached to the kayak and used to keep fish alive in the water until you get the perfect photo and release the fish.
25 - Line Cutterz - Line Cutterz
Sleek, adjustable ring with double-sided blade perfect for quick and efficient cutting of mono-filament and braided fishing line. Blades are protected so safe and easy to use, convenient location on seat frame.
26 - SealLine Seat Pouch - SealLine
Water-resistant seat back pouch from SealLine. Heavy duty construction that will keep your items out of the elements. Removable for versatility and comes with bungee for added storage to easily accessible items.