What if Jackson Kayak’s top selling fishing kayak was able to get even better? What if the the one attribute of any kayak (weight) that people always want improved upon could be improved upon? Well, the Cuda LT may not be equivalent to “sending a man to the moon” but it’s an impressive achievement none the less; it’s virtually a lighter-weight carbon copy of the Cuda 12 thanks to “thermoforming” technology. The LT version is also sleeker aesthetically and due to the lighter weight is slightly higher performing and a little more stable than the original Cuda 12. This new version maintains the deck features that everyone loves from the Cuda 12 - central hinging hatch, rod for various rod and tackle storage options and adds a couple new features to help the angler out, including new Yakattack tracks for and aft!
1 - Hull Design
The Cuda LT is Jackson Kayaks first thermoformed fishing kayak. What that means is a kayak that is the same hull as the Cuda 12 but approximately 15 lbs lighter. This in turns makes this one of our most responsive fishing kayaks. The Cuda LT also 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, Princeton-Tec flip up light 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 - Elite Seat 2.0
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.
5 - Yakattack Gear Tracks - YakAttack
Located on both sides of the center hatch and behind the tankwell, the YakAttck gear tracks are built in to the kayak in easily accessible locations for adding accessories via Yakattack Screwballs and RAM Mounts.
6 - RAM Rod Holders - RAM Mounts
Each kayak includes (2) RAM Tough Tubes with Base, a RAM 2007 Rod Holder, and a YakAttack Screwball
7 - 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 (2) JK Plano 3640 Boxes.
8 - 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.
9 - Therm-a-Rest Lumbar Support - Therm-a-Rest
Therm-a-Rest lumbar support is adjustable and removable, makes for a great camp pillow.
10 - 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.
11 - 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.
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 - 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.
15 - 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.
16 - Tankwell
Large rear tankwell with bungee to put and secure gear, coolers or tackle
17 - Stand-assist strap
A handy strap that is within reach of the seat and that makes standing up and sitting down safe & easy!
18 - NEW Padded Flooring
Provides comfort for standing and dampens the sound of tackle hit the deck of the kayak
19 - Adjustable foot pegs
Making the boat functional for paddlers of all sizes. The foot pegs adjust easily.