2022’s best new fishing kayaks for hardcore anglers in Canada (and beyond!)

PERCEPTION KAYAKS: SHOWDOWN 11.5

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The new Showdown 11.5 is the pedal-powered version of Perception’s popular Outlaw boat, updated with many premium fishing features. Those updates include a cool and comfortable framed mesh seat, traction pads for stability and dampening sound when standing, along with generous storage and accessory mounts.

LENGTH: 11’ 6”

BEAM: 36”

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WEIGHT: 90 pounds

CAPACITY: 450 pounds

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LEARN MORE: www.perceptionkayaks.com

 

WILDERNESS SYSTEMS: RADAR 135

The Radar Wilderness Systems’ first series of tri-powered kayaks, offering paddle, power and pedal capabilities, with the drop-in Helix MD Motor Drive or Helix PD Pedal Drive. In addition to a flat deck for standing, the Radar has SlideTrax mounting rails, multiple storage areas and can accommodate either down-imaging or side-scan sonar. Add-on options include an elevated sit/stand platform, coolers, dry bags and other fittings.

LENGTH: 13’ 6”

BEAM: 34”

WEIGHT: 90 pounds

CAPACITY: 475 pounds

LEARN MORE: www.wildernesssystems.com