1910 Center St • Cedar Falls, IA
Live Bait & Tackle • Boats • & More • 319-260-2040
Our Story
James Cook

All Things Outdoors

James Cook has always spent his free time outdoors — fishing, hunting and boating. He now looks to share that love for the outdoors with the Cedar Valley. Cook's Outdoors is the result of a life long dream to be more involved with the outdoor sports community in his hometown.

Seeing a need in the Cedar Valley, James and Ken Syhlman, his business partner for over 20 years, set out to build their outdoor business.

The key was finding a central location and offering "fishing friendly" hours that gives anyone heading outdoors a place to quickly buy live bait, fishing line, a cooler, or maybe a new fishing pole, seven days a week. This idea has now grown to offering quality G3 boats & Yamaha outboard motors.

Conveniently located near Black Hawk Park, Big Woods Lake, Dry Run Creek, the Cedar River, and George Wyth State Park, Cook’s will provide outdoor enthusiasts in the Cedar Valley an outlet to purchase their live bait, tackle, outdoor supplies, boats, kayaks, paddle boards, disc golf, and other sports supplies all in one convenient location.