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Monday, 11 August 2014 09:22

Old Town's "Predator XL" fishing kayak wins ICAST 2014 "Best of Show"

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They came, they unveiled, and they took home the ICAST 2014 Overall Best of Show. That’s right - Old Town (a division of Johnson Outdoors) stole the show with their new fishing kayak line, the “Predator XL”.

The Predator XL will be sold with three separate - and interchangeable - console options: the “Minn-Kota” console, “Utility” console, and the “Exo-Ridge” console.

Minn-Kota Console

The Minn-Kota Console is basically a 45 lb variable thrust crotch rocket. It features a complete hands-free navigation system that utilizes a 45 lb variable thrust Minn-Kota trolling motor built into the console.

It features:

     Complete hands-free navigation and trolling

     Steerable forward and reverse

     Saltwater grade with anodized/zinc-coated metals

     A full 45lbs of thrust with variable speed control

     Stealth quiet

     Digital maximizer for full day motoring

     Quick-stand to avoid water hazards and debris

     Dual kill-switches for safety

     LED charge indicator

     USB charge ports

     Sonar mounting plate, battery/cable storage

     Storage compartment


Utility Console

This is an easily removable sonar electronics management console.

It features:

     Total sonar electronics management system

     Easily removed and stored

     Sonar-ready mounting plate

     Battery and cable storage

     Storage compartment

     Perfect theft protection


EXO-Ridge Console

This is a flush-mount console that creates an open deck for fly fishing, standing, or just those days when you want more open space in your kayak.

It features:

     Flush-mount open paddle deck

     Wide open big game fishing 600lb cockpit capacity

     Exo-Ridge design for confident standing casts


We had a chance to catch up with David from Old Town at ICAST. Check out the Predator XL walk through, and the answers to your questions.

To find more info on the Predator XL, check out http://predatorkayak.com/xl/

Last modified on Monday, 11 August 2014 09:51
adam hayes

About the Author: Adam Hayes is an avid kayak angler and the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com. He enjoys spending time on the water with his friends and family and really just about anything than involves growing the sport of kayak fishing.



# Jeremiah 2015-01-19 10:32
I have a few questions for you guys. One does the EXO ridge console open for storage? Two, Is there a transducer scupper in the front like the predator 13? Can you use a fish finder without the utility console and just use the EXO ridge console? Last but not least, anymore word on the release of a pedal drive console? I thought I would ask, because I heard it mentioned in the video Q&A. Thanks, Tight lines!

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