As affordable approaches to getting on the water continue to gain popularity, we’re sure to see unique designs from builders filling the niche. However, paddle power may seem like too much for some. If you fall into the category of anglers who want the stealthy attributes of a micro platform yet don’t see yourself paddling for hours, X-Fish is for you. Blending the benefits of a micro skiff, kayak and stand up paddleboard, the X-Fish Recon-V is perfectly matched for nearly any shallow water ecosystem.
Built with simplicity in mind, the hybrid X-Fish Recon-V provides a stable platform that’s both stealthy and highly functional. Built with hand-laid fiberglass and quality epoxy resins, the construction techniques rival high performance vessels. With a displacement hull, this dangerous shallow water weapon is ideal for crossing bays en route to pristine shallows, yet is also capable of near-shore excursions when ideal conditions exist. Outfitted with a Water Snake 45 lb. thrust trolling motor and sealed front dry storage battery box, you’ll have greater range over traditional sit on top kayaks, yet the streamlined design also enables anglers to paddle with ease.
When you want to further investigate a flat there’s a thru hull that accommodates a Stick-It stake out pole. Step off the stable deck to wade fish and when you return the grab rails will help you get back in with ease. Additional options include a Frigid Rigid cooler, hands free steering and custom carbon fiber paddle. While paddling into solidarity don’t forget to bring your camera because without a witness it’s just another fishy story. Sit, stand, paddle, or sit back and enjoy the ride with X-Fish Recon-V. X-Fish, 800.643.1988, xfishsup.com
Weight (rigged) 150 lbs.
*Model shown with optional features
Frigid Rigid 55 Qt. Ice Chest
Constructed of fiberglass with a smooth, marine grade gelcoat finish, Frigid Rigid coolers are built with superior insulation for the sole purpose of keeping food and beverages fresh, and bait frozen in the harshest outdoor environments. Featuring 2″ polyurethane foam, an airtight D-ring lid seal and weatherproof materials, Frigid Rigid ice chests keep ice for days and withstand years of abuse. With a 55 Qt. Frigid Rigid recessed in the bow of the X-Fish, anglers can keep drinks cool and dinner on ice. It also doubles as a poling or casting platform. MSRP $580. Frigid Rigid, frigidrigid.com