Top 10 Best Fishing Kayak For Oceans & Lakes 2022 – 2023 [BUYER’S GUIDE]

1, Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 Angler One-Person Sit-On-Top Fishing Kayak

Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 Angler Fishing Kayak
Performance Meets Versatility
Combining performance with all the features an angler needs, the Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 provides long days of angling adventure. The open hull is non-confining and safe so you have full freedom of movement when your trophy is on the line..A durable, adjustable Comfort Plus seat supports all-day paddling for any body type.

Storage Galore
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 below deck. Anglers will also appreciate storage extras like the molded-in cup holder and pair of flush-mount rod holders.

Legacy of Innovation
From its humble roots in a Malibu backyard all the way to the shores of New Zealand, Ocean Kayak continues to find new, innovative ways to ride the waves. Whether for family fun, a bit of exercise, or to reel in the day’s catch, you’ll find the company’s sit-on-top kayaks and stand up paddle boards wherever the water leads you.

Adjustable Comfort
Fight your fish in comfort in the Prowler 13’s Comfort Plus seating system. Flexible, breathable, and designed specifically for beach bums, find the perfect seating position.

Ample Storage
Easily store coolers, crates, tackle boxes, bait wells, and SCUBA tanks in the rear oversized tank well with bungee. A 6-inch cam lock hatch with storage bucket and the easy-to-open Click Seal bow hatch keep valuables safe and secure.

Fish Forward
The kayak is angler-friendly, with features like flush-mount rod holders and a transducer-compatible scupper for paddlers who own fishfinders. Anglers can easily switch from paddle to rod thanks to the paddle holders located on both sides of the kayak.

Perfect Pairing
Designed for versatility, the Old Town Treble Angler Personal Flotation Device (PFD) offers a thin-back construction for comfortable integration with various kayak seats. Whether you’re a novice or experienced kayak angler, you’ll appreciate the utility and comfort at just the right price.

2, Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14

Hobie’s original Pro Angler packs extreme fishing utility, with scads of (that’s six) horizontal rod lockers, enough tackle compartments to empty a store, and an elevated Vantage ST Seat that’s as much easy chair as captain’s perch.
There’s a non-skid deck for standing – a huge advantage for sight fishing – and veritable acres of H-Rail for mounting rod holders and electronics. All this on a spacious 14-foot platform, with no need for a gas tank. Hobie’s unique MirageDrive with Glide Technology provides efficient, quiet propulsion.
• Carrying Handles
• Bow, Center and Stern Hatches
• Accessory Mount
• Horizontal Rod Storage
• 2 H-Rail Mounting Plates

3, Feel Free Lure 13.5

Ready to take on big water; The Lure 13.5 is fast, strong and incredibly stable. A front console with an insulated lid allows you to use it as a cooler and features an inlaid cutting board for fileting fish or prepping bait. This boat also boasts a removable sonar and electronic pad for easy installation of a fish finder or transducer. The Patent Pending Gravity Seat is super versatile, allowing you to adjust the seat up or down to find your optimum fishing position and deck pads make it easy to fish whether you choose to stand or sit. It doesn’t matter if you fancy the open ocean or winding rivers the Lure 13.5 is up to the challenge. Features: Front Uni Track rails, Rear Uni Track rails with tie down system, Molded-in crate recess with attachment points, 2 fishing rod holders w/rod leashes, Stand up assist leash, Adjustable foot rests, Transducer recess and port, Patented Wheel in the Keel, Molded in handles, Drain plugs

• Type: Light Touring (12ft.-14ft.)
• Hull Design: Sit-On
• Length: 13ft. 5in.
• Kayak Width: 36in.
• Weight: 95 lbs.
• Material: Polyethylene
• Cockpit Length: N/A
• Cockpit Width: N/A
• Cockpit Depth: N/A
• Number of Paddlers: 1
• Weight Capacity: 500 lbs.
• Bulk Heads: None
• Hatches: Bow & Center
• Deck Rigging: Stern
• Seat: Patent Pending Gravity Seat w/pockets
• Adjustable Seat: Yes
• Rudder: Rudder (not available)
• Best Use: Fishing
• Product ID: 426393
• Shipping Location Note: This item is available for shipment by freight to the lower 48 United States. It cannot be shipped to APO, FPO, PO BOX, Hawaii, or Alaska.
• Christmas Delivery: This is a Special Order item and is not guaranteed for Christmas delivery.
• Shipping Exclusion: This item is only available for shipment by UPS to the lower 48 United States. APO, FPO, PO BOX, Hawaii, and Alaska shipments may not be possible for this item. (Please call prior to purchase.)
• Special Order: T

4, Perception Pescador Pro Sit On Top Kayak

The Perception Pescador Pro kayak series leads the pack with serious fishing performance, stability, and comfort. The sit-on-top design offers generous storage and accessory mount options that make it easy to outfit the boat for all-day excursions. The removable and adjustable camp chair is the most comfortable seat found on any fishing kayak. The shorter length and lighter weight increase maneuverability and ease transport, allowing you to fish quiet waters beyond the reach of other boaters.
• Your perfect first sit-on-top fishing kayak
• Removable, two-level Pro Seat is constructed with breathable mesh for all-day comfort and can be raised or lowered
• Large front & rear open storage areas accommodates fishing gear or cooler
• Two-molded in fishing rod holders for hands-free storage
• Water Types: Lakes & Ponds, Slow-Moving Rivers & Calm Coastal
Removable Pro Seat features 2-level seat adjustment and breathable mesh for ultimate all-day comfort on the water or by the campfire
Maxiumum storage
Large front and rear open storage with bungee lashings for cooler, tackle & other gear
Ready to fish
Gear tracks, fish-finder console, and two molded-in rod holders for hands-free rod storage
Skid plate
Easily replaceable skid plate lets you drag your kayak without fear of damage.
A full day on the water demands ultimate comfort, and the Pescador Pilot is built for just that. The roomy and removable captain’s chair features zonal mesh to promote cooling airflow where you need it most. On-the-fly seatback adjustment tilts back for relaxed pedaling or forward for sportier pedaling. The entire seat slides forwards and backwards to put you in the most comfortable pedaling position.
Superior stability instills confidence, even from a standing position, all while keeping you drier than comparable sit-on-top models. Smooth and sleek, its fast and efficient hull tracks straight to stay on course and cover lots of water with minimal effort. The spacious cockpit makes entry, exit, and gear access easy.
Built-in buoyancy and stability means all paddlers can relax and have fun. Each model also comes with a permanent U.S. Coast Guard-compliant hull identification number.
Like all Perception kayaks, the Pescador Pilot is designed for maximum durability and optimized weight. The high-density polyethylene and one-piece roto-molded construction provides exceptional UV, impact, and abrasion-resistance. A replaceable skid plate adds additional protection when dragging your gear-loaded kayak to the water. Stainless steel and brass hardware on the Pescador Pilot and Drive are ocean and saltwater-optimized, preventing corrosion for long-lasting performance.

5, Bonafide Kayaks SS127

The SS127 fishing kayak from Bonafide delivers the Ultimate Fishability. It was designed by anglers, for anglers and is loaded with features you won’t find anywhere else. The hybrid cat hull design provides maximum stability without sacrificing paddling performance.
The SS127 features the incredibly comfortable HiRise seating system. The ultra-high seat allows you to sit with your knees bent, taking pressure off of your lower back. If you want to really dig in and cover some distance, the SeatRack and foldable seat frame allow quick and quiet conversion to a lower position.
The SS127 provides enough stability that you can stand on the gunwales for a better vantage point while sight casting. Surprisingly, a boat this wide and stable still paddles efficiently with exceptional tracking. The Bonafide SS127 is truly an incredible fishing kayak. In Stock and Ready to Ship from Three Belles Outfitters
• Ultimate Fishing kayak
• HiRise seating system with ultra-high seating position
• Loaded with angling features including the under the seat junk drawer, DryPod with transducer through-hull scupper, rod tip holders, GearTracs, traction pads, and bow hatch with Doubleheader hinges
• Hybrid cat hull for excellent stability, but also paddles efficiently and provides exceptional glide and turning power

6, Nu Canoe Frontier 10 Kayak

Combining speed, stability, and open space, the NuCanoe Pursuit provides a fishing experience without compromise.
 Loads of stability and great paddling performance in skinny water, open water, and moving water will take your fishing to new heights.
The Pursuits platform-style design is packed with integrated features that allow you to customize your Pursuit – rigged up, stripped down, or anywhere in between.
The Pursuits Custom Height 360 Seating sets a new standard for fishing kayaks – its performance and comfort are unmatched.
With space in both the bow and stern to place a crate and multiple freedom tracks, youll be able to customize The Pursuit however you need.The Pursuit is truly a fishing kayak that stands apart.

Length: 13 ft 6 in / 4.11 m, Width: 35 in / 88.9 cm, Weight: 82 lb / 37.19 kg, Capacity: 500 lb / 226.8 kg, Number of Paddlers: 1 – Single/Solo, Type of Kayak: Sit on Top, Hatches Incl: 1, Optional Hatches: 0, Rod Holders Included: 3, Material: Polyethylene, Made in: USA

7, Old Town Topwater 106 PDL

Ultra-Stable, Pedal-Powered Fishing Kayak
Designed from the ground-up for fishing, the pedal-powered Old Town Topwater PDL fishing kayak delivers comfortable, hands-free performance in a compact, lightweight, and nimble package.
The ultra-stable, pontoon-style DoubleU Hull design provides excellent handling to help you quietly glide through the water to sneak up on fish while also offering a stable hands-free stand-up fishing platform.
The maintenance-free PDL Drive delivers agile forward/reverse maneuverability for efficient pedaling and precise control. The removable pedal drive installs in seconds and tips up instantly for shallow water docking.
A Legacy of Quality and Innovation
From advanced design to superior durability, Old Town has spent more than a century innovating to deliver cutting-edge watercraft with a custom fit and feel. Whether you’re fishing, sea kayaking, canoe tripping, or enjoying a relaxing paddle on the lake, there’s an Old Town watercraft for every type of adventurer.
Best Drive System
The Advanced PDL drive is backed by an industry leading 5-year warranty. Operating the drive is intuitive – simply pedal forward or reverse instantly. No additional expense or upkeep required since the PDL drive is saltwater safe and maintenance-free.
Compact Size with Loads of Storage
The DoubleU Hull design offers unmatched stability and precision handling in a compact easy-to-transport size.
The Topwater PDL offers an oversized stern tank well and an impressive hull capacity to maximize storage. It also includes two rod holders and thoughtfully-placed onboard rod and tackle storage for quick access to gear.
Comfortable Sitting, Stable Standing
The breathable beach-style ElementAir seat is adjustable and offers all-day comfort while pedaling and angling. The Topwater PDL also features padded EVA foam floor pads for added grip and comfort while stand-up fishing.
Accessorize Your Kayak
Designed with kayak anglers in mind, the Old Town Lure Angler Personal Flotation Device (or PFD, sold separately) keeps you comfortable during long days on the river. The PFD’s high-back integrates smoothly into your kayak seat, while the AirComfort system cools you down on hot, sunny days and zippered pockets keep you organized.
Lightweight and durable fiberglass-reinforced Predator Angler paddles (sold separately) produce smooth yet powerful strokes.

8, BKC UH-RA220 Fishing Kayak

The BKC UH-RA220 Angler sit on top fishing kayak is like the Swiss Army Knife of solo fishing kayaks, it has everything an angler needs for the ultimate aquatic adventure except for a reel, bait, and a bit of luck. But that can be helped when you make use of the fish finder cutout in the hull.
The UH-RA220 Angler sit on top fishing kayak features four storage areas, three are watertight and perfect for a phone, keys, wallet, and your lunch.
The fourth is an open cargo area with a bungee tie-down system for keeping larger gear secure. So, go ahead and bring your tackle box, cooler, or a dry bag filled with supplies for a multi-day kayak fishing adventure.
The UH-RA220 Angler sit on top fishing kayak is stable enough for standing, so if you prefer to cast and reel while on your feet, go ahead and stand tall. Don’t worry, the Brooklyn Kayak Company BKC UH-RA220 Angler sit on top fishing kayak paddle rests keep your paddle safe when your hands are busy with rod and reel, preventing overboard loss.
And a pair of flush-mount rod holders can hold your poles when you’re paddling or taking it easy. The UH-RA220 Angler sit on top fishing kayak is an ideal 1-person kayak for the fisherman who wants to cover plenty of distance over open water or downriver and who demands plenty of control over the kayak.
The vessel features a foot-operated rudder that helps you deftly steer around obstacles or through chop, and its 11-foot 6-inch hull and 34-inch beam provide unparalleled stability in a solo sit on top kayak.
The UH-RA220 Angler sit on top fishing kayak can support the weight of a single adult and plenty of gear, too, the BKC UH-RA220 Angler sit on top fishing kayak 68-pound kayak has a 450-pound capacity.
Multiple drain ports clear water that splashes into the kayak, and a trio of carrying handles make overland transport easy. The Brooklyn Kayak Company BKC UH-RA220 Angler sit on top fishing kayak comes with a two-piece 86″ aluminum paddle, a deluxe upright kayak seat.
• Rudder Control: Features a foot pedal-operated rudder for ultimate control in all water conditions and without paddle steering required
• Rod Holders: Twin flush-mount rod holders keep fishing poles out of the way during paddling or keep lines in the water for trolling or still fishing
• Standup Stability: The Brooklyn Kayak Company BKC UH-RA220 Angler sit on top fishing kayak is such a stable platform that you can stand up in the kayak for long casts, without falling overboard, either
• Waterproof Storage: The Brooklyn Kayak Company BKC UH-RA220 Angler sit on top fishing kayak features ample watertight storage space and a large cargo area. Bring along enough supplies for a multiple-day adventure Paddle Parks: Secure your paddle to the hull with bungee paddle rests whenever you’re actively fishing or just taking a break. You’ll never find yourself up the creek
• Hull Weight (empty): 68 lbs Max Load Capacity: 450 lbs. Hull Length: 11-foot 6-inch (138 inches) Width: 34 inches Height: 20 inches Seating Capacity: 1 UV Protection

9, Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Kayak

Not too big and not too small, the Wilderness Systems 2019 Pungo 120 Kayak’s size is just right for touring big lakes, local ponds, lazy rivers. 
As the middle sibling in the Pungo series, the 120 sports the same modified-v running down the center of the hull as a keel for true tracking with every stroke.
This helps new boaters feel stable from the outset, but won’t leave experienced paddlers desperately searching for more.A console in the spaciously designed cockpit comes equipped with cup holders to keep your travel mug upright, a paddler-facing pocket for keeping snacks right where you need them, and a latched day hatch for hiding your electronics from the occasional splash.
But the best part is that it’s fully removable when you need extra room for bulky gear or a canine companion. Plus, the stern offers a chunk of cargo room for bigger items you want to keep dry.
The fully-adjustable seating and sliding foot brace systems support your back and legs for an upright paddling stance or can be released to let you turn this luxury seat into an on-water recliner.
• Hull Material: polyethylene
• Length: 12ft
• Width: 29in
• Deck Height: 13in
• Maximum Load: 325lb

10, Sea Eagle FishSUP 126

Paddle Pocket
Keep your paddle secure and out of the way with the Paddle Pocket. Simply slide your the blade into the pocket and start fishing.
Non-Slip EVA Foam Footpad
Prevents slippage while standing and provides extra protection against punctures and lacerations from fish, hooks and fishing tools.
40″ Wide for Stability
At it’s widest point, it’s 40″ wide making the FishSUP super stable for standing to paddle, cast or reel in a fighting fish.
Removable Motormount
Removable Motor Mount for mounting up to a 55 lb. thrust electric motor.
• Exterior: 12’6″ x 40″ x 6″ / Deflated: 45″ x 15″ x 10″ / Board Thickness: 6″
• Hull Weight: 45 lbs. (hull only), 48 lbs. (w/ motor mount)
• Load Capacity: 2 adult or 500 lbs.
• Material: 1000 Denier Reinforced Drop Stitch / Seam: Quadruple Overlap / Air Valves: One Way
• Inflation and Assembly Time: 7 Minutes / Inflation Pressure: 12-15 psi

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