Cuda 12 Takes on the River Bass… by Drew Gregory | Aug 19, 2012 | Cuda, Fishing, Freshwater Fishing | 20 comments …and the Cuda 12 wins! Well, it has been an eventful couple days in filming the promo video for the new Cuda 12. If you haven’t heard, we, at Jackson, recently partnered up with GoPro to include GoPro mounts right into the kayaks. Yes, no more drilling and some of the best spots to film are already picked out for you making capturing your on-water moments a lot simpler. Well, in celebration of the new GoPro partnership Brooks Beatty and I decided to shoot the entire promo video in GoPro! For audio I plugged in a mic to a GoPro and tucked that GoPro in the back of my pants to conceal it (trust me, you don’t want to see that footage) and attached the mic to my lapel. On another scene we put the mic on the boat to get cool river audio, and lo and behold the mic must have got wet and we only ended up with have half the audio from the trip!!!!! Urggghh! We’ll be out there again on early next week to finish up the video, but I had such a good time in the Cuda 12 that I couldn’t wait until Monday to take it out again! I haven’t been on a solo trip in quite some time and felt it was time for me to just get away and do some real fishing. I still brought GoPros of course but this was mainly a Saturday afternoon trip for me to enjoy some time on the water without thinking about anything but fishing! I also wanted to see how the Cuda 12 performed on a river trip where I floated down about a mile and a half through some rapids/shoals and then paddled back up the swift water.Well, needless to say it was the perfect boat for this trip. The Coosa would have worked well, especially on the way down, but the Cuda 12’s extra speed helped me get back up a lot easier. The day was full of a lot of nice bass caught, including one that went somewhere between 6.5 and 7lbs! Also got several in the 3-4lb range. All in all it was a good half day on the water and the pictures definitely say it all! I already love my Cuda 12 and can’t wait to see what other adventures it takes me on, in rivers, lakes and the salt! I can’t wait to see everyone havin a great time in the Cuda 12 like I did today! Check out all of the days photos below in the slide show to see what I mean! 20 Comments Derek Bushnell on August 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm Glad to see you enjoying the 12. Cant wait to get mine. Ordered one in the Black Widow color and ready to take on some reds in Louisiana with it!!! Reply Drew Gregory on August 23, 2012 at 4:21 am That’s awesome! Black Widow is a solid choice for sure! Those redfish don’t stand a chance! Reply Gary Hanes on August 20, 2012 at 12:51 am Hey Drew, awesome stuff. When exactly can i grab one of these 12’s up? Reply Drew Gregory on August 23, 2012 at 4:20 am They should be available fairly soon, sometime in September. Of course it all depends if your local dealer is first in line to receive theirs or last, which is based on when they ordred them. Anyway, first production models should see some stores in early or mid September! Reply Chris on August 20, 2012 at 3:03 am Looks like a blast!! What color is the 12 your in? I’m hearing mid to end of September b4 I can get my hands on one, does that sound about right? Reply Drew Gregory on August 23, 2012 at 4:19 am This is the new dessert camo color and it rocks! They should be available fairly soon, so September sounds like it is right on to me. Of course it all depends if your local dealer is first in line to receive theirs or last, which is based on when they ordred them. Anyway, first production models should see some stores in early September. Reply Rob Bailey on August 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm Our river bass don’t look quite that large up here in VA. What river were you on? Reply Ryan DeLong on August 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm When will the promo video be coming out? I have to prepare to innundate my wife with the awesomeness of the Cuda 12. Reply Emily Jackson on September 12, 2012 at 10:34 pm Walkthrough was just released! Emily Jackson Reply Luchiano Fuentes (from Spain) on August 31, 2012 at 11:12 am Helo Drew! Please…could you tell me, for when i could fine a “Cuda 12” on Spain dealers?? Thanks Reply Emily Jackson on September 12, 2012 at 10:33 pm Be sure to check in with Roc Roi. They should have some coming soon! Emily Jackson Reply Ryan DeLong on August 31, 2012 at 1:34 pm When will the promo video be released? Reply Emily Jackson on September 12, 2012 at 10:33 pm Walkthrough was just released! Emily Jackson Reply Rob on September 6, 2012 at 2:31 pm Hi Greg! I’m looking at purchasing a kayak here in a near future but am having a difficult time deciding on which one to go with. The plan for this kayak is to use it for both fishing and waterfowl hunting. Where I am running into trouble is finding one that has enough room for my hunting buddy(65lbs chocolate lab)to float around with me. I was looking at the new 12’Cuda and the Big Tuna and see potential for both. Have any recomendations? Reply Drew Gregory on October 8, 2012 at 6:41 pm I gotta admit I KNOW the Big Tuna will work, but not so sure the Cuda 12 will. Depends on how big you are and how much gear you have plus the weight of the dog. I’d go test out a demo from our nearest dealer to you. Also, test the Big Tuna and see what you think. Reply Rob on October 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm Drew, thanks for your advice. After thinking about it over the last month or so i have decided to go with the big tuna! It has so much freaking room for gear storage and room to move around on. I’m not that big of a guy. I’m 5’7 and 165lbs. After seeing you manuver the thing i know i can handle it! Thanks again! Reply Rob on September 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm Sorry I meant Drew. Reply Jason on September 20, 2012 at 3:15 am When will the Cuda 12 be available for sale? Reply Drew Gregory on October 8, 2012 at 6:37 pm Its out and for sale now! Reply Kevin Browngoehl on October 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm On the Cuda 12, does a 9 foot fly rod fit into the tip protector when the rod is in the rod holder? Thanks Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.