Just got back from Academy Sports. Picked up a Pelican Catch 100, it was $699 and you got a $100 gift card with purchase. Got a cheap Magellan paddle to go with it. This is a simple little yak but I like the seat and the width(even though it looks like a barge.) This will be my pond and pit hopper this spring then it might be going south to be my guest kayak. I'll do a video review as soon as it warms up again. www.academy.com/shop/pdp/pelican-premium-the-catch-100-10-ft-sit-on-top-fishing-kayak
I've got the yellow one, Troy. You should like it. It is very easy for one person to load and handle out of the water. Enjoy!!
I wanted the yellow one! Lol. They had 3 in Terre Haute and only in gray. That's another reason I liked this one was the size. Figured it would be a good "throw n go" kayak for quick trips. Seems I never have time to fish around here anymore but I'm gonna try to change that this year...even if it means just hitting the ponds.
I was thinking about getting the Pelican 130 Catch with the HyDryve pedal system but decided I didn't want to spend the $1,500. Glad I didn't because my knees could not take the pedaling the other day in our pedal boat. I could only last maybe a minute and my knees would just be throbbing. I think running up and down the stairs here at work the past 5 years has done them in...that plus working on concrete floors for 35 years.
Ahhh...I see what you mean now Troy. I've thought about getting a smaller yak for the local, smaller lakes. My Pescador is not light and pond hopping can turn into a workout. If I plan on fishing one lake an outing then it's fine. Which for the most part that's what I do anyway.
Forgot they were running a similar deal last year when I got mine. They had it marked down to $1500 from $1800 and there was a store wide offer that anything bought with a gift card you would get 10% back on. So I purchased 2 cards to cover the yak (limit a $1k a card) and then used them to buy the yak. At the end of May the promo ended and I had $150 back on the cards. So what should have been an $1800 yak cost me $1350. I ended up using those cards to aid in purchasing a small gun safe back in November. Now that I think about it I mentioned all that in my thread when I bought mine...which happened to be a year ago today because I seen the "memory" on FB this morning.
I have the same paddle. It was ok until I raised the back of the seat up. The seat is reclined to accommodate the pedaling feature but sucks when you're trying to fish. So I stuck some pvc under the seat to help me sit more upright but by doing this the paddle is too short now.