Originally from the Chicago area, YakGear Brand Ambassador Jeff Lange began fishing at a young age. Each summer his family took vacations to a small lake in Minnesota, and Jeff could always be found with a line in the water – whether fishing from the dock, land or a boat. This translated into a love of the sport and the ocean, which carried over into both his education and career.
It wasn’t until he attended college in Melbourne, Florida, that Jeff began to fish in saltwater. After studying marine biology and working in Alaska for a few months, he moved to Panama City Beach, Florida, and purchased his first kayak. He has been addicted to saltwater fishing ever since.
Jeff has fished from Panama City Beach to the Florida Keys, to Jacksonville and everywhere in between. His favorite activity is topwater fishing for redfish on the flats, but he also enjoys searching for big bull reds after dark. Additionally, he never misses an opportunity to go offshore in search of cobia, kingfish and sailfish.
Jeff works full-time at Florida Watersports in Panama City Beach, Florida. He loves the fact that he has combined his passion for fishing with his career, and enjoys helping other people discover their own passion for kayak fishing.