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Confluence Outdoor New Kayaks and More ICAST 2016

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Confluence Outdoor will unveil some sweet new kayaks and the all new "Helis PD" Pedal Drive at ICAST 2016. The Pescador "Pilot", and the Wilderness Systems "Radar 115 and 135" fishing kayaks will all take the new Helix PD and the "Helix MD" Motor Drive, making them hands-free fishing machines. The award-winning Wilderness Systems A.T.A.K will be available in a shorter 12' version with a full lineup of kayak fishing accessories.

"The Pescador "Pilot" offers big performance at a small price. It allows anglers to get to their fishing spots quickly, and multiplies the number of casts they can throw,” said Evan Lyendecker, marketing director for Perception. “For the recreational user, the ability to propel a kayak without a paddle gets those who may be paddle-adverse - or even those with disabilities - into kayaking and fishing, helping to open doors to the sports we love.”

The Pescador Pilot is $1,799 USD and launches to retailers in December, 2016.


Pescador Pilot fishing kayak new for 2017

"The "Radar" is the culmination of anything and everything a kayak angler would want or need in a fishing kayak,” said Lyendecker. “The Radar was designed with S.M.A.R.T. Hull Technology that optimizes the boat for paddling, pedaling, or motoring. Versatility is also paramount, as you can choose your mode of travel and leverage fish finders simultaneously. There is nothing like it on the market today.”

The Radar 115 is priced at $1,349 USD, and the Radar 135 at $1,499 USD. Both will launch to retailers in January, 2017.


Wilderness Systems Radar 115 and 135 new fishing kayak for 2017

"The "A.T.A.K. 120" meets the demands of any angler who wants a smaller version of the original A.T.A.K. that took the kayak fishing world by storm. Its innovative design offers maximum comfort and increased maneuverability with the same stability, wind shedding, and walkable platform as its predecessor," Lyendecker points out.

The A.T.A.K. 120 costs $1,649 USD and will be available in six colors—Desert Camo, Dusk, Mango, Midnight, Solar, and Sonar—in November, 2016.


Wilderness Systems A.T.A.K 120 new fishing kayak for 2017
Propulsion is the next frontier in kayak fishing. The "Helix PD Pedal Drive" was optimized for all-day cruising, offers both forward and reverse maneuverability, and produces increased torque that allows users to cover more water and overcome the elements more easily en route to their favorite fishing hole—all in one sleek, easy-to-stow design. It allows kayak anglers to go farther, fish longer and return faster.

The patent-pending Helix PD Pedal Drive is $1,100 USD, and comes standard with a versatile and ambidextrous steering system kit that includes steering handle, rudder, patent-pending noise reduction baffles, and installation hardware. It launches to retailers in January, 2017.


Helix PD Pedal drive hands free kayak fishing

The new "Kayak Krate" $124.99 USD, sophisticates the tankwell storage experience with a superior functional interface and sleek look never before seen in a fishing gear storage crate. An open main compartment accommodates larger gear and tackle boxes, and features removable dividers for detailed organization. Smaller items can be stowed in the secondary lid storage. Functional and durable inside and out, the Kayak Krate is blow-molded, water resistant, is easily lashed within a tankwell, and comes standard with three rod holders.

The future of live baitwells has arrived with the Thrive Baitwell, $299.99 USD. The Thrive Baitwell is engineered to integrate with most sit-on-top kayaks and features a unique flexible hose system to draw water from any scupper in the rear tankwell, while a pump simplifies the input/output cycle. Modern and functional, the Thrive Baitwell boasts a compact lithium battery that is chargeable by USB. Stylish and strong rubber latches secure the spring-loaded lid, and the unit is easily transported with comfortable carry handles. Three rod holders come standard for a seamless transition from baiting to fishing. Additional new accessories in the 2016-2017 Wilderness Systems line include:

• Helix MD™ Motor Drive, $1999.00 USD
• Lithium Battery Cradle, $19.99 USD
• Through-Hull Wiring Kit, $19.99 USD
• Fish Finder Install Kit, $54.99 USD
• Custom Dry Bag, $179.99 USD
• Catch Cooler, $149.99 USD
• Mesh Storage Sleeves, $14.99 - $24.99 USD
• SlideTrax Tool-Less Tie-Downs, $21.99 USD
• Retractable Tether, $19.99 USD
• AirPro MAX Lumbar Support, $34.99 USD
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Mark Watanabe

Mark "YakSushi" Watanabe is the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com, "He built this site!". He considers himself a mediocre fisherman and an unexceptional writer. He's the devoted father of a ton of little sushis (Air Quotes) and everyday tech ninja.

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