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 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 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