Pro Staff Kayak Fishing Team
Meet Barrett Jones

I am married with 3 boys and just found out this past Saturday my wife is pregnant with our 4th and final, hopefully a girl. I have been fishing since I could walk as my family had a camp on the bayou off of Lake Pontchartrain. I grew up paddling a canoe into the marsh looking for speckled trout and redfish at 12 yrs old as the canoe was my birthday present. I was instantly hooked. Since then I have fished the redfish tour in boat series and then got serious into kayaking about 7-8 years ago. When I would fish in the boat I kept looking at spots for the kayak and it was killing me. Now I primarily fish out of the kayak unless I go offshore for tuna and will be bringing the kayak as well sometimes.
 
The reason I picked the ph160 was I wanted something fast and to fish offshore. This model is more than I expected as it handles anything you throw at it. Everyone that sees my kayak loves everything about it and I am known for this boat. I absolutely love it.
 
I was the President of Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club (BCKFC.org) for a couple years and now just very active as a new president is voted in every year now. We have over 500 members and many tournaments a year. We also have demo days, rigging clinics, fund raisers, etc that I am very involved in.
 
This past year I followed the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour and qualified for the championship in Orange Beach, Al. I came home with a check for placing in 20th but I could have done better, Lost a fish at the boat that would have had me in the top 5 both days. Made me sick actually!


Ashley "Druminator" Williams
I paddle a Hurricane Open Fisherman and a Hurricane Phoenix 160

I fish as many tournaments a year as possible; these include the TKAA Annual Tournament, TJM Celebrity Charity Tournament held by Hook, Line, and Paddle, and the Inshore Fishing Association Kayak Tour. My most memorable placement was 2nd place in the 2007 Delta Waterfowl North Creek Tournament (which was a boat tournament that I was allowed entry as a kayak angler). I paddled the Phoenix 130 and was a few ounces short of first place.

In 2006 I graced the cover (and several pages inside) of the first kayak fishing issue of Canoe and Kayak magazine. I have also been found in various print and online media in the world of kayak fishing.

My sponsors include Hurricane Kayaks, Werner Paddles, St. Croix Rods, and Great Outdoor Provision Company. It is a privilege to be associated with the best in the business.

My endorsement work includes seminars and educational events that have ranged from settings such as local parks and recreation, NC State University, and the North Carolina Aquarium Society. Annually I hold the North Carolina Kayak Fishing Meet and Greet at Fort Fisher, NC. It is the largest kayak fishing event in North Carolina and has drawn participants from as far as New Jersey and Georgia. The event is a social event geared around a day of fishing, friendship, and food. 

In addition to kayak fishing I enjoy paddling with my dog (Milo), golf, camping, and spending quality time with my wife, Jill.


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William Ragulsky
From my days fishing for Trout with my father back in Colorado, I have been hooked on fishing. Growing up, I fished throughout the Rockies on a canoe and a SiNK. My hobbies include Fishing, Kayaking, and… um… Kayak Fishing. Actively, I have been fishing from a kayak on the East Coast since 2008, pursuing Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Striped Bass, and Sheepshead. I fish a number of Tournaments each year throughout Virginia and North Carolina. My most notable tournament finishes include a Kayak Division Champion (2nd Overall) in the 2010 Poquoson, VA fall festival, and a Speckled Trout division win at the 2011 TJM Charity Tournament. In 2012, you can find me at costal events in SE Virginia, the costal NCKFA tourney trail, and the IFA Atlantic Division events.


In 2011 and 2012, I have been elected by my peers as the Vice President of the Tidewater Kayak Anglers Association. I have coordinated local charity events, a club tournament series, and advised boat clubs on the inclusion of kayaks in their local tournaments and events. I am actively involved in the annual TKAA Kayak Fish for Charity tournaments, which in 2011 was the third largest kayak fishing tournament in the world behind the Jax and Jamaica Bay events. I am a Marine Corps Combat Veteran and an active volunteer and supporter of Heroes on the Water.


I primarily fish the Phoenix 140 due to its lightweight, speed, stability, and most importantly LOOKS! The 140 is perfect for my home waters of the lower Chesapeake Bay, but is also comfortable in the backwaters and swamps far inland. If you see me on the water, stop and say hello. Until then, Tight Lines!


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