The all new Predator 13 from Old Town has been completely engineered - below and above the waterline - to deliver the perfect platform for fishing and on-water sporting. Old Town Pro Staff examined seating, rod placement, paddle holders and total "fish-ability" and incorporated it all into this revolutionary boat. The Predator 13 is designed to handle larger bodies of water like lakes, bays, and coastal areas. It is outfitted with the Element seating system, featuring 3 seating positions for traveling, fishing, and standing up. The slip-resistant Exo-Ridge deck ensures that you and your gear stay dry and secure. The side-mounted paddle storage, dual tackle holders, center console with Mod Pod Cover, dual-tip rod holders at the bow, side-mounted retainer bungees, molded paddle rest, removable mounting plates, Humminbird Transducer scupper, and a large bow hatch with the Click Seal cover make this the ultimate fishing kayak. The Predator 13 alters the playing field and provides a more personal connection to your environment - and the battles that take place there. You just may find the closer you get to the water, the further you can take your game.
|Length:||13 ft 2 in / 4.01 m|
|Width:||34 in / 86.36 cm|
|Weight:||86 lb / 39.01 kg|
|Capacity:||425 lb / 192.78 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||48" / 122 cm|
|Leg Room - Total:||52" / 132 cm|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
Just finishing up my first season fishing from my Predator 13. I absolutely love it. I've spent days in the seat catching hundreds of fish. It's extremely comfortable. The one thing to keep in mind, particularly if you're going after large fish like Musky, as I do in northern Wisconsin...the deck space in the kayak is tight. So you need to be prepared to handle large fish when you're on your own. It only took one large Pike trashing between my legs for me to realize this. I'm better prepared now. I leave all my gear loaded in my kayak during transport. So it is a bit heavy to load and unload. But between the Seattle Spots scupper kayak cart and Seattle Sports boat rollers I use (both work great) I can load and unload on my own. It's pretty easy once you do it a few times. I transport my kayak on my 2007 Honda Civic hybrid. You'd hardly know it's up there traveling 70 mph...I recommend the Danuu cover...although, I'd design it a bit differently for this specific kayak. I honestly can't say enough about this kayak.
First off, I did not buy this kayak from ACK. However, I did buy most of the gear for it from ACK. It is a great company with awesome customer service and fast delivery. I can't recommend the Predator 13 enough. This is an awesome QUALITY kayak tailored for fishing. It is very well engineered. It tracks really well, although not as fast as the extremely light weight kayaks out there. But that is expected. The seat is absolutely perfect. I can sit in it all day with no issues whatsoever. Trust me, I have literally sat in the seat for 12 hours at a time (I love to fish). I can paddle this thing for miles & I do not completely wear myself out. Stability is great too. I can easily stand up & cast without a problem. I actually recently stood up in it on the water and cut some tree branches with a machete. I got tired of them being in the way of my casts. Again, no issues. This kayak can take a lot of weight as well. I am only 160 lbs, but I carry a ton of gear, including a trolling motor and lead acid deep cycle battery. This brings me to the next point, STORAGE! The front storage area and the area under the mod pod in the center of the kayak can hold a ton of stuff! I easily store a dolly (C-TUG), life vest, net, machete, stake out pole, nav light with a pole, & a 250 cm Bending Branches Classic Angler paddle (2 pieces). I literally still have plenty of room for more too! The rear storage area can easily hold a large battery, kayak crate with rod holders, & a small cooler. Obviously, this makes the kayak pretty heavy, but it isn't a big deal. I am actually planning to do a primitive camping excursion with it soon. Don't be fooled, this is a heavy kayak. The 86lb empty weight of the kayak does not sound like much, but when you got to move it over natural barriers to get to other spots it can be a real (you know what). That's where a good dolly comes into play (C-TUG). Be sure to take a look into the reviews on that as well. Lastly, the mounting plates on this kayak are a great feature too. I can easily mount rod holders, anchor cleats, pad eyes, etc to them without poking a bunch of holes in my kayak. All told, this is the best fishing kayak "bang for the buck" on the market. You will not find anything comparable at the same (or less) cost. Old Town hit a home run with this one. Now, Old Town needs to make another Predator that is 10 or 11 feet in length. I wouldn't mind having a much lighter version for those quick trips to a local river or pond. :)