When I first slipped Pelican’s Intrepid 100x Angler into a New England 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 maneuverability. Even though it’s just 10 feet long, I was able to…
This article appears in the Spring 2014 issue of Kayak Angler. To get more kayak fishing content and to watch exclusive video extras, download our free iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch App or Android App or read it here.