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.