The. World. Just. Changed.
(Or at least the kayak fishing world as we know it!)
Do you want to catch more fish? Okay, dumb question. You wouldn't be considering a fishing kayak with a built-in trolling motor if you were content sitting on the bank with a cane pole, bobber and night crawlers. So how do you catch more fish? It isn't just location, location, location. Although you do need to be where the fish are when they're feeding, the more lines in the water and the more casts you can make (with the appropriate lure or bait), the better your odds of catching more fish.
Sounds simple, right? Not so fast! What's missing? The right gear can make all the difference, and in this case, the right gear will give you the power to get to where the fish are quickly, keep your hands free to cast and hold multiple rigs so you're ready for whatever you encounter. The right gear is the Old Town Predator MK Minn Kota Motorized Angler Kayak. That's quite a mouthful, but this game-changer marries the best features of fishing-specific kayaks with those of bass boats and shallow water skiffs. If you don't catch more fish with the Predator MK Minn Kota Kayak you should probably seek professional help. Well at least you're guaranteed to have an incredible time exploring your local waterways with a jaw-dropping kayak!
So, what makes the Predator MK Minn Kota Kayak such a lights-out fishing machine? For starters, adding a Minn Kota electric motor console and a foot-controlled rudder system to a KAYAK! And if that wasn't enough, you'll find all the mounting options the most gear-hungry angler would ever want. You'll be able to move quietly through shallow water following the shoreline and casting around structure like a tournament pro in no time. Read on for all the low-down on what's in store for you if you're lucky enough to call one your own.
Minn Kota Electric Motor Console
The top designers at Old Town teamed up with the technology innovators from Minn Kota and voilà, a modular system was born! At the heart of the Predator MK Minn Kota Kayak is a revolutionary electric motor console that weighs a little over 25 pounds, yet delivers 45 pounds of silent thrust, with infinitely variable speed control in both forward and reverse so you'll enjoy completely hands-free navigation, trolling and structure fishing. Maximum speed is 5+/- mph. This console is easy to drop in place and remove in seconds, so you can stash it in a secure location (like inside your vehicle) while transporting your kayak or when leaving it unattended. The included battery box is ready to plug into the pre-wired system and holds a Group 24 rechargeable, deep cycle, sealed marine battery (sold separately).
You'll find the roto-molded, single-layer LT900 polyethylene tri-hull is wide enough for extra stability when you're casting, reeling in and landing your trophy catch, but still tracks well to get you in position quickly. LT900 polyethylene is strong and durable to withstand years of rugged use. Even the deck features a proprietary textured design called Exo-Ridge that helps ensure you and your gear stay on top of the kayak in addition to helping channel onboard water to the scupper holes. And speaking of scupper holes, the Predator MK Minn Kota Kayak's hull has 8 scupper holes with patented one-way Scupper Valves to drain away any water that makes its way into your kayak, so you and your gear won't sit in a puddle of water all day. Four built-in carry handles are provided to make portaging easier and offer convenient places for tying up to docks or other kayaks and anchor points.
The large cockpit features the adjustable Element seating system and Support Track foot brace system that easily adjusts to accommodate your particular leg length or a change in position when conditions dictate. Molded-in paddle rests free up your hands when opportunity strikes, and you need to grab your fishing pole quickly.
Element Seating System
Form meets function and comfort in this remarkably versatile seat designed specifically for anglers. The TRAVEL position provides a lower center of gravity when you need more stability. The ATTACK position provides raised seating for additional leverage when fishing. The Element seating system can also be quickly flipped out of the way into the STAND-UP position for poling, sighting and casting. A tackle tray storage shelf is tucked underneath.
Support Track Foot Brace System
The Predator MK Minn Kota Kayak has a comfortable foot brace system that offers contoured rubber and extra padding (a really welcome feature for bare feet) to provide a secure grip and added control. An intuitive, easy-to-reach adjustment system and position indicators makes it easy to get the foot braces set to the same comfortable length on both sides (up to 48").
The aluminum alloy used in the rudder can take lots of abuse, bending and rebending before it breaks. With some care this aluminum rudder should last a lifetime. When deployed you use the foot pedals to guide your kayak to the right or the left.
The large bow hatch has a roomy opening so gear bags, foul weather gear and other essentials can be stashed inside. One simple click locks the cover down and keeps gear secure and dry. There's also a large capacity Exo-Ridge tank well with a bungee tiedown in the stern to hold gear you need to access quickly. This is the perfect place to stow your cooler, the battery for the trolling motor, tackle boxes and more. Both sides of the cockpit also have dual recessed tackle holders for ready access to your most used gear.
What is a fishing kayak without LOTS of places to mount all the fishing gear you could possibly want? The Predator MK Minn Kota is no exception! With no less than six, strategically placed, high-strength removable mounting plates, you'll be hard pressed to find a rod holder, fish finder, slide track or GPS unit you can't easily mount. Add accessories from brands like Scotty and RAM Mounts—all without the need to drill into the hull! You'll also find dual rod tip holders in the bow and rod retainer bungees on the sides that make it convenient to grab your rod and cast in a hurry. A stand-up assist strap is included to add extra leverage for standing up while underway.
Modular Console System
Add even more versatility to your Predator MK Minn Kota Kayak with optional consoles (sold separately) that install in seconds in place of the Minn Kota Electric Motor Console! Since they replace the motor, these consoles require you to use a paddle (sold separately) for propulsion.
The Utility Console is designed to be a complete sonar electronics management system that can be easily removed and stored. It comes complete with a sonar head unit mounting plate, battery and cable storage, plus a dry storage compartment.
The Exo-Ridge Paddle Console turns your Predator MK into a wide-open big game fishing platform. This flush-mount deck features the Exo-Ridge proprietary textured design which provides a confident non-slip grip for standing casts.
Hull Material: Polyethylene
Length: 13' 2”
Seat Height: 15"
Maximum Load: 600 lbs.
Claimed Weight: 92 lbs. (117.5 lbs. w/motor)
Rudder: Yes, retractable
Manufacturer Warranty: Limited Lifetime
FISHING PACKAGE INCLUDES
Fiberglass reinforced polypropylene blades in camo colors are lightweight and durable. The asymmetrical, slightly curved blade shape combined with a lightweight, flexible fiberglass shaft produces smooth yet powerful strokes.
RAM’s latest entry into their diverse fishing rod holder line of products is the RAM Tube Jr. Right or left-handed, spinning reel or level wind, this holder can do it all. Ideally suited for a wide range of uses and vessels, this holder is great for the family that fishes together or a fleet of kayaks needing a single yet versatile rod holder for everyday use. Accommodates spinning and bait-casting reels.
For the serious kayak angler, the RAM® Quick Release Track Base is a universal mounting solution for a wide variety of RAM kayak products. The RAM Adapt-A-Post™ Quick Release Track base is available to mount the full line of RAM Post and Spline rod holders, for your heavier fishing rod set-ups. Designed to accommodate most kayak tracks, quickly fasten and adjust the base to your existing track system or add a track system to kayak set up. To adjust, simply depress the release buttons and turn the ball counter-clockwise. The base will slide along the track, giving you the ultimate flexibility in re-positioning your rod holder or mounted device. The RAM Quick Release Track base can be installed at any point along the track without the need to feed in from one end of the track. A necessity for all fishing enthusiasts, the RAM Quick Release Track Base is certain to create more mounting options on whatever you choose to take to the water.
This medium heavy-duty surface mount track provides a platform that's not only adjustable, but fully configurable, enabling unparalleled versatility for accessory mounting! Includes #8-32 socket drive button head stainless steel screws plus nuts and washers.
Keep those nice fishing rods from swimming away with the Hobie Rod Leash. Secure the rod leash to your boat with the brass snap and your rod with the adjustable bungee loop. A quick snap connection feature allows easy detachment of the Hobie Rod Leash when needed. Heavy duty webbing construction and quick connect hook.
Folds up for easy storage and is lockable in both the opened and closed positions. It is an ideal 4-fluke anchor for kayaks. Includes 25’ of ¼” line and storage bag.
Keep your paddle secure while paddling with the YakGear Paddle Leash. This 1/2-ounce, 40-inch leash features a carabiner on one end and a velcro strap on the other for maximum connection possibilities to your kayak, while maintaining unrestricted paddle movement.
Fishing Package Value: $299.75
This PFD came straight from a fisherman‘s dream with oversized pockets that allow you to wear your tackle box and keep it right at hand. An irresistible set of features and easy-to-fit, universal size prove that you don't have to spend a fortune to get a true paddling PFD. A Baja Back coupled with adjustable side and shoulder straps give you the freedom for all-day paddling.
Baja Back – comfort with all seat designs
Adjustable shoulder straps
Adjustable side straps
Zippered chest pocket
2 Expandable pockets for storage cases
VHF Radio pocket
Carabiner clip-on loop
Hypalon patches for retractors
2 D-Rings & elastic retention clip
Reflective piping on front & back
Design Floatation: 15 lbs. 8 oz.
Sizes: Universal 30" - 56"
Fabric: 200 Denier Nylon
Foam: Lightweight PE
YakAttack LevorLoc Anchor Trolley
The first anchor trolley designed specifically for the job, the YakAttack LeverLoc Anchor Trolley features a LeverLoc line clamp, which locks your trolley line in place with a simple “flip of a switch” motion. Keeping the trolley lines in line is the PadHook, a simple but clever design that combines the functionality of both a pad-eye and a hook, keeping even the tightest trolley lines in place on the side of the kayak, not over your gunwale. When not in use, the easy-knot trolley ring snaps into the base of the LeverLoc, quietly secured until deployed. Includes 35’ of USA made 550 paracord with a highly reflective tracer. Features Harken® Pulleys for super smooth operation.
YakAttack SideWinder Anchor Line Reel
Get your anchor line under control with the SideWinder! Designed to make anchor line management simple and effective, the YakAttack SideWinder has some great features packed into a simple and effective design. The line lock groove keeps just the right amount of line deployed, and the tail rope passage means it can be deployed outside your anchor trolley ring for true quick release in dangerous situations. For flat water with no current, use the track mount holes in conjunction with Mighty Bolts and knobs from YakAttack to attach the SideWinder directly to your kayak's track system.
Sea-Lect Designs 3.5 lb. Folding Anchor Kit
The SEA-LECT Designs Folding Anchor Kit includes everything you need to get started. It comes with a 3.5 lb. folding anchor, 20' of 3/16" line, and a handy mesh bag.
Suspenz has introduced their newest cart with Airless - no flat tires. The Deluxe cart rolls effortlessly while fully loaded with a kayak or canoe and all your gear. Built with a sturdy aluminum frame with stainless steel hardware.
Folds down to: 27" x 13" x 3"
Comes with a mesh storage bag
Platform size: 13" x 18"
10" airless tires
150 lb. weight capacity
Rubber bumpers to protect the hull from dings, dents or scratches
Dual-arm kickstand for extra stability while loading kayak or canoe
Plastic wheels so they don't rust
Arched axle for better ground clearance