I paid $649 for mine, but they were brand new on the market a few months ago and hard to find. Once I decided what I wanted, I was too impatient to shop around. I've seen people on the Pelican forums reporting sale prices around $500.
The river was up and muddy, so time to head back in the creeks and fish for bass. Both of these bass hit 5" Senko worms. Watch the "fly-by" at the end. Ha Ha. I over estimated the size of that bass and he nearly took me out
Caught a bunch of stockers an some nice Browns on Monday at Jones Bridge. Water was really running fast, but I can paddle the little 10ft Pelican up to the base of the shoals at Jones bridge pretty easily.
I've had that old Cardinal 3 since the mid 70's. It's caught literally thousands of fish. Thanks to the internet you can buy bail springs to keep them running. I've got several of every size up to the Cardinal 7.
I kick myself every time I realize I should have bought a fishing kayak 4 or 5 years ago when I first started to get interested in them. I'm 100% happy with the Pelican. I would recommend the Catch series to anyone looking for a fishing kayak.
I've heard about Hickory Log Creek, but haven't had the chance to go there yet. That's one of the awesome things about Kayak fishing: It will take me years to fish all the waters within 2 hours drive time.