Kajun Custom Kayaking Company

The Kajun Custom Kayaking Company was formed by friends Corey Coghlan, Andrew Chidlow and Dan Garrett. The trio attended LSU together, and afterwards spent about a year developing the K12 kayak.

The boat is 12 feet long, 34 inches wide and weighs just 60 pounds, but it has a carrying capacity of 450 pounds.

The Kajun Kayak’s triple-hull design makes it more stable than some other boats, and scuple holes in the bottom allow water to drain out. When I first saw the holes, I was expecting a wet day on the water, but that was not the case; the scupper holes work very well in draining out water, and you can push a Cajun anchor through them into the mud to hold the boat in place.

While in the marsh, I asked Chidlow what advantage a kayak offers the fisherman.

“Just to get to places like this where no one else can fish,” he said. “The K12 only needs 2 inches of water to float, and its tri-hull style makes it very stable — enough so that you can stand up in it easily. You get a lot of visibility for sight-fishing by standing on the seat. For every 6 inches of height, you get 10 feet of farther vision.

“So by standing on the seat I can see a whole lot farther than sitting or just standing in the boat.”

For more information on the Kajun Custom Kayaking Company check out their Web site at www.kckayaks.com.

About Terry L. Jones 99 Articles
A native of Winn Parish, Terry L. Jones has enjoyed hunting and fishing North Louisiana’s woods and water for 50 years. He lives in West Monroe with his wife, Carol.

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