The Ocean Kayak Big Game Angler II is the ultimate boat for going after the 'big one'. It features the Element seating system with multi-position options. The all-day comfort of the Element seat, combined with stern stingers designed to carry volume in the rear of the boat, the Prowler Big Game II is BIG on stability and comfort. The Prowler Big Game II features 6 strategically placed mounting brackets.These allow you to equip all your gear around you just the way you want it, without drilling into your hull. The Prowler provides plenty of storage space and includes the easy-to-use Click Seal bow hatch cover to keep your gear secure and dry. The capacity is 550-600 lbs to accommodate fisherman of any size and the platform is built for stability. It has the Glide Track Foot Brace System, a transducer compatible scupper, Mod Pod center hatch, and an oversized tank well with bungees.
|Length:||12 ft 9 in / 3.89 m|
|Width:||34 in / 86.36 cm|
|Ocean Kayak Scupper Plug Size:||4 Medium / 2 Large|
|Weight:||70 lb / 31.75 kg|
|Capacity:||600 lb / 272.16 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||47|
|Leg Room - Total:||50|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
Love this kayak. Granted, I am a first time hard kayak owner. I've had an inflatable kayak for a couple of years, which is like paddling a brick through the water. I've tested a couple of other kayaks as well, like the Moken 12.5, which was really nice. But the comfort on this Big Game ll is far superior. It paddles just as easily as the Moken did and felt more stable right from the start. I've only had it out once so far and it was on a rare calm day in the California delta, so no waves other than passing boats. It did handle the larger boat wakes with ease though. Overall I am very happy with this kayak and I'm looking forward to getting it in the water again and again.
This kayak is hands down the best value for the price vs features. Years ago I owned both a prowler 13 and 15 when they made them so I knew what I was getting into buying a kayak. I chose this model after an exhaustive amount of research and you just can't beat it. The features of the boat are awesome, the seat, the storage space and the options for mounting accessories. I'm 6'2" 240 pounds and this thing doesn't even flinch with me in it. Nice comfortable ride, decent speed (despite what I read about it) and stability (remembering this is still a kayak). I used the high seat position and have to say I prefer the lower mounted seat position. The high seat position raises the center of gravity and makes it a little more tippy. In really calm waters with no wind sure but any kind of wind/chop and I lower it back down. Still a very nice feature. I have completely rigged out my kayak for fishing and have used it several times before deciding on mounting options. I would highly recommend you do not drill a single hole until you have taken it out and fished with it a couple of times. Yes, you can replace the mounting plates, but take your time and learn about your fishing style/preferences first. A couple things...I have a 260 cm bending branches angler paddler. In the recommended paddle holder location on the kayak, I found it interfered with the black mounting brackets and the paddle and brackets made contact to the point that it kept knocking my paddle out. I ended up drilling and mounting my paddle just south of the recommended location near the seat upright. This kept it out of the way. I also added a bungee to help hold it in. This location also did not interfere with my anchor trolley system that I also added. The black mounting brackets are genius...one problem though. I purchased Scotty rod holder mounts with the 241 base and backing plates. The black track is the same width as the scotty mount so the backing plates would not work as they hit the plastic of the kayak and wouldn't allow them to be used. I ended up using just stainless steel screws with nyloc nuts and washers and even those were pushed pretty hard against the plastic. These plates need to extend out further from the kayak to give you just a little more space for mounting your options. Other than those couple of things which are minor, this kayak is unbelievable. I do have to give a shout out to ACK. I was skeptical to order something like this through the internet but decided to go for it. I ordered my kayak on Sunday and it was delivered on Thursday. It arrived in excellent condition and I got accessories at a reduced price. Everything I have ordered from ACK has arrived quickly and exactly what I ordered. 2 weeks after purchasing my kayak it went on sale and I emailed ACK to ask them if they would refund the difference in price since it had only been 2 weeks. I received an email the next day with the refund already done! I'm sold. Thanks for the great online experience and helpful videos! If you are debating purchasing this kayak, don't. It is well worth it and ocean kayaks hold their value (as I know from owning two in my past). I know a lot of kayak fisherman put crates in the back well area but I have my yeti roadie strapped in back there with room to spare for my bait bucket. Again the extra weight capacity of this thing gives you a lot of options. I believe it will hold a yeti tundra 35....one tip, don't try to load or unload with the yeti full! Good luck! John