The Old Town Predator 13 is a beautifully designed 13 foot kayak that can handle all your fishing and camping requirements. The hull’s design offers enhanced stability and whilst it is a sit in kayak it offers enough balance to allow you to stand without ending up in the drink. If you have multiple rods or like to switch positions a lot whilst out on the water then the Old Town Predator 13 could be the perfect kayak for you.
The Old Town Predator 13 has a comfortable seating system which allows you to fish for hours on end without the back pains you may have experienced with other fishing kayaks. The seat can be put in either a low or high position, if you prefer your seat in a high position this will also open up extra storage room. You can also fold the seat down if you wish to stand whilst out on the water, this is a great feature as the kayaks balancing point is where the seat is located, this makes the kayak almost impossible to tip if you are standing where the seat is positioned.
If you are the kind of angler who likes to use GPS and other accessories whilst out on those long fishing trips and you don’t want to have to drill your own holes to mount them then this is an ideal kayak! The Old Town Predator 13 comes with 6 removable mounting plates, making drilling a thing of the past, simply attach your accessories to the mounting positions on the kayak and away you go.
If you are one of those anglers that takes multiple rods on a fishing trip then this is another area the Old Town Predator 13 really excels. You can store multiple rods in the rod pod underneath your seat, this means they are kept our of the way and won’t get caught on anything as you fish or move around on the water. Switching between rods is also hassle-free thanks to the great design of the kayak, never again will you have to fish with just one rod.
The deck space on the Old Town Predator 13 has also been well thought out, you have plenty of foot space so you won’t feel cramped or uncomfortable. Whilst on the water the Old Town Predator 13 can carry up to 425 lbs, this is more than enough for most folks who want to carry multiple rods, tackle, camping gear and food for long fishing trips. With the high seat position and wide hull design you will want to ensure you have a decent sized paddle to ensure you can propel yourself through the water properly, keep this in mind if you are looking for a new paddle.
Overall the Old Town Predator 13 is an incredible fishing kayak, the width and design makes it feel as if you are riding on top of the water rather than in it. The seat design and space ensures you always feel comfortable and the storage is more than enough for those long fishing trips. The combination of space, stability, comfort and manoeuvrability makes the Old Town Predator 13 a true joy to use.
Old Town Predator 13 Review
Colours – Available in a variety of different colours to suit all tastes.
Comfort – Incredibly comfortable and spacious, allows you to spend many hours inside the kayak without feeling uncomfortable or claustrophobic.
Storage – More than enough storage space, the Exo-Ridge Tank Well keeps all your gear dry and as well as a rod pod which allows you to store multiple rods.
Mounting Plates – No more drilling holes into your kayak, perfect for those who want a simple kayak with little hassle.
Stability – incredibly stable, even allows you to stand up and fish without any worry of falling in.
Weight – At 86 lbs the Old Town predator 13 is fairly heavy and may require assistance with loading and unloading from your vehicle.