These fishing kayak reviews may help you find the right kayak. The Old Town Predator MX review Kayak is the ultimate kayak for sportsmen delivering a perfect platform for fishing and on-water sporting. The Predator MX, or Mixed Water, features a slightly more rounded hull, designed for moving water conditions such as rivers without sacrificing the Predator’s class leading stability and performance. The versatile Element seating system gives you that stability while seated, yet can be quickly flipped out of the way for poling, sighting and casting. The Predator MX also features a spacious Exo-Ridge deck providing the perfect standing platform, room for extra gear or a furry companion. The side-mounted paddle storage, dual tackle holders, dual-tip rod holders at the bow, side-mounted retainer bungees, molded paddle rest, removable mounting plates, and a large bow hatch with the Click Seal cover make this the ultimate fishing kayak.
- Element seating system designed specifically for the angler
- Performance crafted Tri-Hull offers superior stability and tracking
- Slip resistant exo-ridge deck and exo-ridge tank well
- Features dual-tip rod holders, rod retainer bungees, paddle storage, tackle holders, Exo-Ridge deck and tank well, and molded paddle rest
Predator MX: Great kayak for fishing the North Branch of the Susquehanna as well as all the area lakes. It is stable with a lot of room for gear, supplies, and everything you will need for a day on the water fly fishing. I carry a cooler, camera bag, two 9-foot fly rods, several boxes of flies, a pack (with leaders, tippets, pliers, stripping guards, sun screen, and cigars with lighter and cigar cutter), and anything else I feel necessary. I like the leg room and comfort of the elevated seat, as well as being able to stand if you would like. Well worth the money!
Whether you are looking for the best touring kayak or something more advanced, there are many different ones to choose from.
Touring kayaks (sometimes called sea or ocean kayaks) are great for kayaking long distances or paddling in big water where performance is key. These boats tend to be quite narrow so initially they feel less stable but they far outperform other boats in rough conditions. Their narrow beam (width) and longer length (14′ or longer) makes for a much faster boat.
Touring kayaks are generally made of either some kind of plastic (usually polyethylene) or some type of composite (with fiberglass being the most common).
Composite boats are usually much more expensive than their plastic counterparts. However, the composite boats can weigh quite a bit less, which can be a big benefit if you have to lift your kayak onto the roof of your car or truck by yourself.