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Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 Angler Review

A lot of thought went into the design of the Ocean Kayak Prowler 13, which is why it is one of the most popular fishing kayaks on the market today.

The Prowler 13 kayak is 13.4 feet in length that tracks straight which helps with speed when hunting down the fish in the lake or ponds.

Unlike other kayaks, the Prowler is suited for all kinds of water conditions from calm flat waters of a lake to currents and surf of the ocean.

When it comes to speed, dependability, and stability, the Prowler is the choice for any skill level angler.

Our Review of the Ocean Kayak Prowler 13

Design

Tons of storage, perfect for fishing.

Features

Special fish finder spot, foot pegs.

Material

Strong and durable polyethylene.

Price

Priced extremely well for its features.

THINGS WE LIKED

  • The storage space that is provided for the Prowler is more than enough for all tackle, tools, and necessities needed for a long day out on the water.
  • The Prowler comes with a large bow hatch, a tank well, and 6" cam lock hatch.
  • The Prowler wouldn't be a fishing kayak without the 2 flush mount rod holders.
  • There is a special spot for a fish finder making hunting fish easier than ever.
  • The Prowler comes with more than enough leg room to stretch out and enjoy the scenery.
  • The adjustable foot pegs keeps the paddler in place and provides proper paddle alignment making each stroke count.

THINGS WE DID NOT LIKE

  • The seat is standard and is very comfortable, but once that 8th hour comes around, it can start to get a little bit uncomfortable.

Features of Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 Angler Kayak

There are several features that make the Prowler stand out of the crowd.

First off it comes with a skid plate and side mounted carrying handles to make transporting it to the water easy.

Another feature is the shape of the kayak itself to minimize the amount of water that gets into the kayak.

Granted, all sit-on-top kayaks can get a bit wetter than sit-in kayaks, but the Prowler has scupper holes and water drains that quickly get the water out and will keep the paddler a bit dryer as the water doesn't pool around the feet or seat area.

One of the best things about the Prowler is the hull storage space that allows for rods to be placed easily inside the hull.

When out on the water and cutting through the surf, the rods are stored securely within the hull keeping them safe and secure until ready to use.

Lastly, if waters are choppy or strong currents, the Prowler does offer the option of adding a rudder to help with steering and maneuverability.

Let's discuss the features in details.​

Construction

Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 Angler

Transporting to unseen debris under the water are no match for the Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 as it is constructed from polyethylene making it strong and durable for years.

The Prowler's hull is "V" shaped allowing the paddler to cut through the waves or through the calm water with ease. The hull is only 28" wide allowing it to maintain speed and stability even in choppy waters.

Tracking and Stability​

The tracking is amazing and keeping the kayak on course with little effort. Adding a rudder to the stern makes this kayak one of the best fishing kayaks on the market.

While the Prowler can be used by beginner anglers it provides the angler a chance to hone their paddling and kayaking skills while still keeping on track and staying upright.

It is difficult for a paddler to tip the kayak, but should it happen, it is also incredibly easy to get back in and keep going.

Loading

The Prowler is easy to carry and maneuver both on and off the water as it only weighs 54 pounds.

For the size of the kayak, it can hold up to 450 pounds making it an angler's dream kayak with ample amount of storage compartments on the deck and in the hull of the Prowler.

Comfort​

Comfort is king when it comes to long hours waiting for fish to bite.

Luckily though the Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 Angler is equipped to handle long hours as the seat is designed for proper paddling positioning in rough to calm waters.

However, if a trip is planned for longer durations out on the water, paddling would come in handy as this seat doesn't offer much for the back side for trips that are longer than 8 hours.

Everything is well within reach on the Prowler so tackle, gear, rods are all right there.

Being a sit-on-top kayak gives the paddler full range of motion and the high kayak seat keeps the angler in full view of what is going on around them.

Instead of foot pegs, the Prowler comes with molded-in foot wells so that it can easily accommodate all paddler sizes.

Conclusion

Because the Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 Angler is designed for anglers, every little detail went into this kayak to make it the best choice available.

There isn't anything that is truly lacking and the fact that it can handle all water conditions makes this one kayak no angler should live without.

Janice Friedman
 

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 2 comments
Artie - September 22, 2017

I own the ocean kayak prowler 13. I find it too be very slow. I am sure that my paddling leaves something to be desired but old women paddle faster than me! is it me or are all these reviews saying how light and fast and maneuverable this boat is full of it?

Reply
    James Moore - October 24, 2017

    It’s also more about practice.

    The more you get your hands on your paddle and maintain a momentum, your speed gets some life and you can match other anglers.

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