Each model of Old Town’s Topwater Series has a DoubleU hull design for stand-up fishing. Equipped with tackle- and rod-management gear and a universal transducer mount, the Topwater Series is available in two paddle versions: the 10-foot, 6-inch 106 and the 12-foot 120. There’s also a 10-foot, 6-inch pedal-driven Topwater PDL. The PDL Drive weighs 18.5 pounds and propels the kayak up to 5.5 mph. It adjusts fore and aft to accommodate leg lengths. Paddle versions, $899 and $999; pedal version, $1,999. oldtowncanoe.com
This article originally appeared in the October 2018 issue.