Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler
A sit-on-top angling kayak that's awesome for freshwater…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $999.99
A sit-on-top angling kayak that's awesome for freshwater and saltwater fishing!
- Length is great for tracking
- Wide enough for casting standing up
- Scupper holes (self draining)
- Hollow hull (enough room for camping gear)
- Light enough I can put it on my car by myself
- Comes ready to use Scotty rod holders
- Large tankwell in the rear
- Comfy seat
- Higher priced then the average angling kayak
- Front storage hatch is hard to get to when on the water
This kayak glides through the water! It gives you the ability to set a line out and troll while you paddle down stream or drop anchor and stand up and cast into the weeds for that big bite.
The seat is perfectly comfy enough to paddle for numerous hours getting to your favorite spot and can be easily adjusted while sitting in it. It has adjustable foot peddles for tall or short people and the "mod pod" is a great exclusive to only the Ocean Kayak brand (I have only seen it on the Ocean Kayaks). It's a water tight lid that closes on the main opening to the hull and has specially made holes to fit Scotty fishing attachments as soon as you get it.
One cool thing that this kayak has is a spot designed to hold depth sounders and right next to it is a scupper hole (self drain water hole) that is made to fit a transducer so it sits flush against the bottom of the kayak. The rear tankwell is big enough to store a tackle box or two and has bungee cords on it to help hold any valuables. In there are also 2 rear flush mounted rod holders behind the seat. These are more for transporting rods that aren't being used. So far they're great, hold the rods in place even in some wavy water.
Every price of the kayak seems to be tough and I believe it should last me for how ever long I want it to. Although I might replace the side handles because I have heard that they break off with extended use but other then that I am extremely happy with this investment and can't wait for summer to come back to Canada.
I bought it new from Cabelas for $999.99. It was listed at $1,199.99 but the employees forgot to take the sale tag off when the sale ended so after a couple minutes of negotiation I got it for the sale price.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler Kayak Special - The Ocean Kayak Trident series is tried and true. For over a decade, kayak fishermen have been using Ocean Kayak sit-on-tops to reach previously unfishable waters. The result of all this is a feature-packed fishing kayak series unlike anything else on the market! A performance-oriented hull glides quietly through the water and packs a punch getting out through the surf. A carefully thought-out deck allows plenty of mounting and storage options for all your fishing accessories, even allowing you to store your fishing rods from a seated position. The wide seat well area gives you plenty of room for both paddling and fishing. The Sonar Shield provides storage for your fish finder and acts as a cover to protect your finder from waves and sunlight for easy screen reading. The kayak has a transducer-compatible scupper hole and a battery bag. A large bow Pro Hatch with Cross Lock strap system and cockpit-accessible Rod Pod with modular cover provide ample storage room and places to plug in rod holders, fish finder, bait boards and more.An extra-large stern tank well with bungee rigging is perfect for live bait wells, crates, or coolers. Ergonomic carry handles make transporting the boat painless, and perimeter deck lines add safety and style. Stable and efficient design in almost any water application, the Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler sit-on-top kayak is the choice of serious anglers.