So, you’re already in love with your Old Town Predator XL with that sweet Minn Kota motor, but you’re looking to take your fishing to the next level? Perfect. When paired with the Humminbird Helix 7 Fishfinder  you’re in for a treat – this combo is a game changer and couldn’t be easier to install.

I’ll admit fishfinder installations have always intimidated me, so when I heard the news of this great video with Dr. Jason Haflen explaining how easy it is to install the Humminbird Helix on your Old Town Predator XL yak I had to share it with y’all. The coolest thing about this yak is that it’s “fishfinder ready” meaning installation is a as easy as 1-2-3 (seriously, there are only 3 steps in the video!). The transducers are safely nestled in their own protected pockets within the console so you won’t have to worry about damage from rocks or stumps in shallow water as you venture out to that perfect spot.  The rigging channels within the Predator XL console are ready to go too so there isn’t any drilling into the hull required. Removable mounting plates allow for clean “fit and finish” so you’ll be looking great on the water!


Devyn, All about those easy installs!




  1. Thanks for including our Humminbird HELIX 7 for the Old Town Predator XL on the Austin Canoe and Kayak page! We hope that you and your customers find it helpful.