Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler Kayak Review
If you take you fishing seriously, then I think that there is no better option for you than the Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler Kayak. This sit-on-top fishing kayak is a hard-shell kayak that can be purchased in one of three different color choices. You can go with the green/beige camo color, the sand color or the yellow color option.
This 13-foot rigid fishing kayak is a force to be reckoned with. It is one of the best tracking kayaks for the money right now and it is already rigged so that you can hit the lake with it as soon as it arrives at your home.
The retail price on this one is a little high in our opinion, but you might be able to save yourself some cash if you shop around online to see where the lowest price might be. Then you can use that money you saved on more bait.
Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler Kayak Features
As I’m sure you’ve already discovered, this is a really great fishing kayak. It has the sit-on-top design, which means that it is easy to get in and out of, plus you can stand on it while fishing without any stability issues. To give you a clearer picture of what you get for your money with this kayak, here’s a look at the basic features you can expect from it:
- Durable polyethylene hull
- Adjustable foot braces
- Bow hatch for storing gear and catches
- Modular Fishing Pod
- Dual flush-mounted rod holders
- Paddle keepers
- Transducer-compatible scupper hole
- Claimed Weight: 56 lb
- Maximum Load: 425 – 475 lb
- Seat: Comfort Hybrid with four-way adjustability
- Hatch Cover: Cross Lock
- Length: 13 ft 6 in
Now, let’s get into more detail on what makes this fishing kayak so great.
You and the Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler Sit-On-Top Kayak make a silent, efficient hunting team on the lake. The Trident’s polyethylene hull is durable enough to withstand years of abuse against rocks and other underwater hazards, and it still slips through the water quietly and provides plenty of stability for casting.
The Comfort Hybrid seat back consists of comfortable padding, four-way adjustability, a ventilated back for breathability, and a higher back rest to keep you comfortable if you decide to fish all day. You can also adjust the foot braces for relaxing or getting down to business with a big fish that’s sure to end up being your dinner.
The Trident 13 has a bow hatch that stores your lunch, extra layers, or anything you want to keep dry and secure thanks to the Cross Lock buckle system, and the oversized stern tankwell and bungee cord store a cooler or drybag and keep it in place.
The Modular Fishing Pod is a central command center with seven portals that accommodate Scotty Cannon rod holders and RAM mounts, sports trays that accommodate oddly shaped lures, and a built-in ruler so you always know if your fish is legal or not. There’s no need to worry over losing your paddles because this boat comes with dual flush-mounted rod holders and a set of paddle keepers.
The scupper hole is transducer-compatible, and Ocean Kayak gave the boat a sonar shield to keep your transducer safe when you don’t need it and to reduce glare on your screen.
Bottom line: it’s hard to find a better rigged fishing kayak for the money. If you want your kayak to be hard-shell, then this is what you should go with.