We’ve been a fan of Pelican’s lightweight, tough kayaks for years, so we were stoked to paddle the new Catch 120, the company’s first sit-on-top designed specifically for stand-up fishing. The new kayak hosts many of the features common on a stand-and-fish kayak. A large, wide and flat deck offers plenty of room to stand and fish or mount accessories.
A quick-lock hatch in the bow will hold fishing rods or the day’s catch. A large tankwell criss-crossed with bungees is perfect for a cooler or fishing crate. Flush mount rod holders behind the seat are in easy reach. Pelican’s new high-low seat is a simple system to raise and lower the seat for fishing or paddling.
What is most impressive is the boat’s lightweight thermoformed construction. Paddling the Catch 120, the weight saving is transferred into energy savings. This boat is surprisingly fast for a wide and stable hull. Standing is no problem on the sturdy hull. The boat paddles well and turns quickly. Standing and paddling is a breeze with solid tracking and stability. This boat will make stand-up fishing fun and easy.