Jean McElroy

Homebase: Tequesta/Jupiter Area, Florida

*Favorite Kayak: The Ocean Kayak Trident 13 is my favorite fishing tool, as it quietly gets me to locations I was previously unable to reach. In addition, it's so easy to paddle, maneuver, and very stable when I want to stand and cast. With the Modular Fishing Pod I can easily access the inside of my kayak, allowing me to dry store my gear, extra fishing pole, spare paddle, and most importantly my umbrella for when the sun gets too hot and I want some shade! I tend to go with the saying "less is more" when it comes to kayak fishing, but with the Mod Pod outfitting capabilities I must admit the sky is the limit.

If you are new to kayak fishing, I suggest starting simple with just a fishing rod and the necessary fishing tackle and emergency equipment on board. When your trying to land your first fish and things get chaotic, you'll quickly understand why having only the basics is a good way to start. I know you'll want more, but believe me when I say, you'll add more to your kayak fishing arsenal eventually.

FISH HARD AND HAVE FUN! Don't forget your camera...

About me: Fishing for me started at around age 8. I rode my bicycle with the cute little basket & handlebar tassels to a local bait & tackle shop to fish at the dock and under the bridge. Growing up I dreamed of working on a drift fishing boat and teaching people to fish. My parents to this day have no idea how I became interested in fishing, because neither of them fished! I continued enjoying fishing from beaches, bridges and boats for many years. Then came the discovery of kayak fishing after bringing a fishing rod "along for the ride" on a kayak camping trip with some friends. It was love at first cast.

Species that I enjoy targeting are Snook, Redfish, Trout, and of course Tarpon! I'm primarily a catch & release fisherman, so hopefully I'm doing my part to preserve our marine fisheries for the future.

The reason I love kayak fishing is because one moment it's relaxing and peaceful, and the next moment it can be complete's a bit of an adrenaline rush! I love the freedom to paddle and fish almost anywhere. I also enjoy encouraging others to appreciate and explore our environment and to share with them my passion for kayak fishing and Florida nature. Remember, your Ocean Kayak is not only an amazing fishing's a tool to get you into some of the best areas for wildlife and bird watching.

(*Disclaimer: I'm a woman and can change my mind on what model I like at any given time)

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Torque Series

The Torque is unlike any kayak you have seen on the market. Based on our popular Trident 13 model, the Torque features a Minn Kota trolling motor. Infinitely variable speed control allows you to hit the perfect pace for trolling. And if that wasn't enough, this quiet motor also has reverse capability to allow you to easily maneuver in and out of tight spots. Not in the mood to motor around? Not to worry. The motor can easily be removed for transport or swapped out with a skeg plug. The Torque takes kayak fishing to the next level. Read More

Predator Series

Prepare yourself for a totally new fishing experience. The Predator will bring you closer to the water and the action with highly customized features that are engineered to meet the needs of avid anglers and weekend warriors, alike. Read More

Trident Series

Got fish? With the help of our Modular Fishing Pod you soon will. Featured on the Trident 11 and 13 this central command center provides unmatched flexibility for rod mounts along with sports trays for odd-shaped lures, and it even has a built-in ruler to make sure that catch is legal. Read More

Prowler Series

One of the most popular angler kayaks on the market, the Prowler 13 combines performance with features. A large bow hatch, an oversized tank well and several places to mount fishing gear, the Prowler 13 was designed to produce results. Read More