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LIP GRIPPER [S P LAS H] PELICAN INTREPID ANGLER


THE GO-ANYWHERE, FISH-FOR-ANYTHING KAYAK BY BEN DUCHESNEY


Pelican Intrepid 100x Angler FISH-FRIENDLY FEATURES


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• Two flush-mounted rod holders


• Two vertical rod holders


• Four-inch day hatch with storage bag


• Ergolite seating system • Swivel rod holder


• Tank well with mesh deck covers


• Bow-mounted bungees 48…KAYAK ANGLER


hen I first slipped Pelican’s Intrepid 100x Angler into a New Eng- land kettle pond known for punchy smallmouth, I quickly found out that this little boat is full of big surprises. While sit-inside kayaks aren’t as popular with kayak anglers as sit-on-top designs, these lightweight boats offer protection from the cold and wet, making them a favorite for anglers fishing smaller water in cold weather and those who portage their boats from one fishing hole to the next. The Intrepid’s twin-arch, multi-chined hull is stepped from the keel to the waterline to improve stability without affecting speed and maneuver- ability. Even though it’s just 10 feet long, I was able to out-paddle my buddy in his 12-foot sit-on-top without breaking a sweat. Digging hard with the paddle and turning the boat in circles, I never felt at risk of tip- ping over or flooding the kayak. The Intrepid 100x Angler model comes standard with five rod holders, making the boat fishable right off the rack. Two flush-mount rod holders behind the seat are in the perfect position for trolling. Two vertical rod holders are molded into the tankwell for storing rods while on the go. A swivel rod holder is mounted on the apron in front of the cockpit just out of quick reach but in the perfect place to mount a camera on a mono pod. The cockpit of this sit-inside is roomy enough for a full-sized angler.


The high-density foam Ergolite seat is super cushy and elevated off the deck to keep the angler from sitting in water that may collect in the bot-


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