Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 Angler Sit-On-Top Fishing Kayak

Last updated date: March 27, 2019

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In our analysis of 69 expert reviews, the Ocean Kayak Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 Angler Sit-On-Top Fishing Kayak placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
81 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Kayak moves quickly and steadily through the water even in rough conditions. Offers both front and rear storage hatches.
- BestReviews
There is a large storage hatch at the bow with a Click Seal lock, where you can store gear that needs to be kept dry, as it has a handy watertight seal.
- Kayak Guru
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.
- Fishing Kayaks Guide
A big feature is it has its own area for a fish finder, really easy to install you can stick the base that comes with your fish finder perfectly within the little cubby you can run the wire through the kayak and put some silicon in without trouble.
- Kayaker Guide
Once advanced feature of this boat is the capability to mount a transducer, or fish finder. This is a capability we haven’t seen in the other boats we’ve reviewed and it may be a critical buying factor for some!
- Outside Pursuits
A large tankwell in the stern allows for the stowing of bulky gear that isn't vulnerable to water damage, while valuables can be sealed in the bow mounted waterproof hatch.
- Kayak Help
With a large front hatch with easy to access internal storage as well as a rear bungee storage system, you are free to bring all your gear with you.
- Globo Turf
January 17, 2019 | Full review
The versatility of this model is one of its main selling points. It can be used in rivers, on lakes, or even on the sea in the right conditions.
- Best Kayak Reviews
What experts didn't like
Will take in some water if used near weight limit. Not suitable for long distance paddling.
- BestReviews
Seat not great on long trips.
- Kayak Guru
The seat is standard and is very comfortable, but once that 8th hour comes around, it can start to get a little bit uncomfortable.
- Fishing Kayaks Guide
The seat comes standard with it it’s not the most comfortable seat in the world but it is a seat that’s useful if you want to go out for 6-7 hours at a time you might want to get a pad or you might have some trouble.
- Kayaker Guide
The only knock on the kayak is the lack of moveable rod holders, although you could add an aftermarket one if you really wanted one.
- Outside Pursuits
Unfortunately, there are no gear rails or the option to add additional rod holders.
- Kayak Help
While sitting, it might be hard to tip, but some have found that standing on it isn’t always easy because of this crossover hull design.
- Best Kayak Reviews

From The Manufacturer

The Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 Angler One-Person Sit-On-Top Fishing Kayak combines high performance with all the features an angler needs. Ocean Kayak's performance hull is fast, stable, and quiet, with a frame designed to handle calm or rough waters. A durable, four-way-adjustable Comfort Plus seat supports all-day paddling, with comfort for any body type. The Prowler 13 Angler's large easy-to-open Click Seal front hatch offers easy access to bow-to-stern internal storage and accommodates multiple rods for safe storage below deck. Easily store coolers, crates, tackle boxes, bait wells, and SCUBA tanks in the rear oversized tank well. Includes two cup holders and two paddle keeps; measures 13 feet 4 inches and weighs 56 pounds; capacity of 325 pounds. Lifetime warranty on the hull.

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