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Epic chironomid hatches, aggressive char, and fat stillwater rainbows are just a paddle away when you head to the lake with your Fish Cat Panther Pontoon. The Panther is Fish Cat's highest capacity pontoon boat, with a load capacity of 400 pounds and a stable nine-foot length that's great for cruising the lake or exploring slow, meandering rivers. The Panther may be big and stable, but it's still nimble for its size, which makes it easy to maneuver into those fishy-looking weed beds and narrow inlets where small creeks feed hungry trout.

Fish Cat kept the profile of the Panther low, so you won't have to paddle to shore at the first sign of wind rolling across the lake. The frame is a six-piece aluminum setup that can be broken down for easy storage, and the included seat and paddles ensure you stay comfortable as you slip away to your top-secret honey hole. Fish Cat also fit the frame with an anchor system/motor mount attachment point behind the seat, so you can easily accessorize the boat with either a motor or anchor, depending on where you'll be fishing for the day.

  • Four Aire chambers
  • Welded seam construction
  • Summit Two valves
  • 6-piece aluminum frame
  • Adjustable foot bars
  • Seat and oars included
  • Two side pockets
  • Mesh storage deck
  • Anchor system/motor mount attachment included
  • Item #FCT000A

Material
[AIREcells] vinyl, [covers] 1000D PVC, [frame] aluminum
Dimensions
9 x 5 ft
Number of Seats
1
Pockets
2 side
Pump Included
no
Oars Included
yes
Weight Capacity
400 lb
Claimed Weight
67 lb
Recommended Use
fly fishing
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year limited

Tech Specs

California Proposition 65

Warning:

This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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>Rating: 4

Great all-rounder for fishing

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

If you're going to split time between lakes and rivers--this boat does both well. The split pontoons on each side provide ample floatation for a big guy and a bunch of gear. Similarly--I've run it on still water with an electric trolling motor and a big marine battery. Although I have not suffered a puncture, knowing something catastrophic would have to happen to multiple bladders before I start sinking is comforting. The big plus to this design is the relatively low profile afforded by the split pontoons on each side--you don't get so blown around on a lake and it certainly tends to track pretty straight on moving water. Recognize that gaining these benefits has a downside--waves on a lake (if there are motor boats) can more easily break over the top of the pontoons getting you or gear damp. And I don't think the split tubes are quite as maneuverable--it may be rocker too--but you can't really spin circles like on most regular pontoon boats and rowing back upstream seems more difficult in this vs a regular pontoon boat. One final comment--operating a tiller type trolling motor is a challenge with the tiller behind you--not a deal breaker but know you'll be making some funny contortions to turn around to adjust speed or direction. And to be fair, most brands of float boats have the tiller mounted behind. On the plus side--because this boat tends to track straighter even on still water, once you get the speed and direction you are after, you can use your fins to make any little adjustments needed before you change direction. Outcast makes solid boats at a good value and this one is no exception.

>Rating: 5

This has changed my fishing experience

Love this boat, it has really enabled me to get to more spots. It handles well in the rapids, very stable, and comfortably holds all my gear.

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>Rating: 5

River Paradise!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Contemplated long and hard; finally made the move... This Cat is one comfy, smooth float. It holds all my gear and is stable as all get out! I hit some rough water and it came out clean as a whistle. I did flip her once, but all is well. She is easy to break down, and she knows how to give me a sweet ride! Nirvana!

>Rating: 5

Outstanding Cataraft, Reliable & Stable

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I have abused this cataraft for the last 5 years on flat water and rivers. While it is billed as a flat water and wind performer (the quad pontoons = low profile and steady tracking) this boat has been very reliable in moderate rapids (Class 2) and keeping pace with smaller and taller pontoons. Specifics: @65lb with capacity @ 400lb with aluminum frame and 9ft length. Pontoons roughly 10in diameter and the fabric is 500 and 1000 PVC with 4 valves (one for each pontoon). Extended use and Reasoning for purchase: low profile is key when dealing with lake or canyon winds, quad pontoons = extra security should you get a leak or major incident during multi or singular day use, load capacity can handle multi day trips with extra gear, length contributes to tracking and support for larger guys (6 foot 3 and plenty of space and comfort). Extended Use Feedback: this has been a completely reliable and useful tool tackling small and large fishing objectives. Multiple days on the S Fork of the Teton when weighted down with gear and tackling severe rapids (for any cataraft) sealed my opinion. Frame is easy to assemble and the pontoons have been incredibly reliable (patching is easy if you have a puncture). Rarely rely on the oars and cheap flippers and the boats ability to track provide great fishing. I have ditched the anchor and motor mount to save weight. Low profile doesn't alleviate extra effort in wind (Strawberry or CO lakes), but it definitely helps and is great for shallow water. I would definitely recommend pairing with a small pump and both oar tethers and stops. An emergency kit includes all you need for repairs and a seat bag helps create more space. The frame bags have ample room and the rear frame can accommodate multiple dry bags and a cooler. Recommend buying a rod holder to carry an extra rig and/or reliable storage while rowing or tackling larger rapids/wind. Matter of preference re small boats, but I cannot say enough about this cataraft!