My Gear


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)


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.


Shimano Stradic 2500 Spinning Reel

Shimano Nasci 2500 Spinning Reel

Shimano Curado K 200XG Casting Reel

Shimano Casitas 150HG Casting Reel


FINS Windtamer Braid – Pitch Black

FINS 40G Braid

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