Drew and Jackson Kayak to Unveil New Fishing Models at Outdoor Retailer Expo

WHAT:     Professional kayak angler pioneer Drew Gregory will be appearing at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City presented by Outdoor Industry Association. Gregory, who will be attending on behalf of his sponsor Jackson Kayak, will be promoting his three signature series kayak fishing boats.  The Coosa, ‘Cuda and Big Tuna are the increasingly popular vessels he helped design with the staff at Jackson Kayak.  The collaborative effort has helped make the kayak manufacturer number one in the fishing market according to Leisure Trend’s Q1 sales report.

Additionally, Gregory and Jackson Kayak will be unveiling several new fishing models for the first time since their recent completion. Gregory will also be hosting seminars where he will demonstrate the versatility and practicality of the new fishing kayaks.

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, Gregory will be on the water to show off the new products at the expo’s open air demo held at Jordanelle State Park. The demo begins at 8 a.m. MDT and concludes at 4 p.m.  Shuttles are provided from the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Beginning on Thursday, Aug. 2, Jackson Kayak members and products will be at booth number 39124 throughout the show.

On Saturday, Aug. 3 at 3 p.m., Gregory will be joined by SUP guru Ken Hoeve and Jackson Kayak product manager Damon Bungard for a presentation titled Fishing Innovation from Jackson.  The presentation will be held at the Paddle Zone area on the trade show floor of the Salt Palace Convention Center.


WHERE:  Salt Palace Convention Center

100 South West Temple

Salt Lake City, UT 84101


WHEN:  Thursday, Aug. 2 – Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


About Drew Gregory: Known as “BasserDrew” to many, Gregory is a professional kayak angler and an expert in bass fishing America’s rivers and creeks.  Gregory hails from Atlanta, Ga., and currently resides in Charlotte, N.C.  He has been river fishing since he could handle a rod and reel, but for the past 10 years has been pioneering the sport of kayak fishing in freshwater rivers. Standing up and fishing out of his signature series kayak, The Jackson Kayak Coosa, for smallmouth, largemouth and shoal bass is his passion.  Gregory also helped create two new kayak designs released this year by Jackson Kayak – The Cuda and Big Tuna.  The agile angler has logged more than 750 river kayak fishing trips and is the co-founder of RiverBassin.com.  Visit www.DrewGregory.com for more information.

About Jackson Kayak:  Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson. Currently located in Sparta, Tenn., near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures a multitude of models. Their line of high quality kayaks includes whitewater, creeking, touring, environmental, and fishing. Converting an old Levi’s Jeans factory into their manufacturing headquarters, Jackson Kayak has assisted not only in furthering the kayak industry but also promoting the economy of Sparta.