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Prowler Big Game II Reviews

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  • 12' 9" Length
  • 34" Width
  • $1,399.99 MSRP

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(13 Consumer Reviews)

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Great kayak for duck...

Great kayak for duck hunting. Stable enough to shoot from, tracks very well without any need for the rudder. Set up great to be able to customize. Only drawback is the kayak is indeed heavy, but that’s something I can deal with along as I have a $30 set of kayak wheel carrier to transport it around.

Hyped to the max

Im a real kayal fisherman I live on the mosquito lagoon I paddle 4 times a week... first of this thing is built well holds a a ton of weight and paddles like a barge its a barge when your my size 6"3 300 you get the barge it is what it is.
Now theres no cooler made for this theres no live well made for this no extras you want extra figure it out pretty much, im not a fan of rattling so fitting custom parts like these is a bit difficult but doable however if these people who make a kayak to be considered their "flagship fiahing machine" im pretty sure these things shoulds be made, honestly say you catch that nice fish and actually gonna take it home this time well i hope your close to the ramp/launch cause you aint gonna put it in a cooler cause it aint gonna fit. They show you pictures of these guys catching mahi off of them and yeah its a great stable offshore kayak but now that you have put gaft threw dinner and are 5 miles offshore should be awfully tasty after the hour or so paddle back without a fish bag that you hope has stayed in a spot that you can reach it in the hull.... just disappointed with acc. Ive owned 5 ocean kayaks 2 drifters, malibu 2 prowler,pbg2 built buy this johnson corp and i should have just kept it real this time and just bought the ghenoo fir when i wanna go buy myself sometimes tried and true should be stuck with.... oh and i did try the big hobie with foot drive and it floated me very smoothly i believe the capacity is way underrated

A kayak even for small people

I'm 54 yrs old and had many fishing kayaks - this one I like best. Paddles easy and I'm a small guy. Reviews are to be taken with a grain of salt... it's more stable the Predator MX or Ride 115 that I owned, and paddles better then both. super seat and mine is a 2017 with the new mod pod that's a great improvement over the older style. Ocean fishing is great with bg2

I enjoy the foot holders,...

I enjoy the foot holders, they adjust so easy. My husband is tall I am short. I like how the cooler area is behind my seat. The center console located between my legs. Has a ruler built into, so you can check to be sure your fish is legal size. Your serial number is melted into the kayak. Numerous places for rod holders. Easy carry handles in front and back. Only 79 pounds !

Big Game 2 is a fantastic...

Big Game 2 is a fantastic kayak! It is a great boat for big guys. I'm 6'1" and 300 pounds, and this yak holds me and all my equipment perfect. It's very stable! It is a large yak so don't expect it to be fast. I've used it for fishing, yakpaking, and just paddling around with the family. It works perfectly for all that I've done.

Love this kayak. Stable...

Love this kayak. Stable fishing platform with a range from 2 inches deep to the ocean. At 6'3 265lbs and I feel very comfortable on this kayak. It feels as stable as a flat bottom boat. When I need something from the front hatch I crawl up there and get it. I have a downrigger and fish finder on it. Mounted a solar panel off the back so the battery doesnt run out. When I go fishing the kayak resembles a fishing trawler more than a kayak.

I bought my Prowler Big...

I bought my Prowler Big Game II from a local distributor two years ago and couldn't be more happy with it. I'm a big man and load capacity was an issue with many of the kayaks I had been looking at. I had decided on one or two models and when I saw the Big Game II on sale I jumped on the deal.

It's a stable boat and I can stand up to fish and not feel like it will tip over. The seat is comfortable and I can spend an entire day on the water and not experience back pain. It paddles well and has space for all my fishing gear and supplies. It even has room for a camp stove which I bring with me sometimes to cook shore lunch.

In conclusion the Prowler Big Game II is a great fishing kayak which is sure to give me many more years of enjoyment.

This Kayak has everything...

This Kayak has everything you need for fishing,or just a day out paddling. Pros: Very stable, plenty of storage Element seating system is very comfortable, comes with Mod Pod to mount all your electronics and extra rod holders or other accessories (Go Pro or Fish Finder etc.). Mod Pod is easily removed to store extra rods or other necessities. I am 6' foot 250lbs and am very comfortable on this Yak. Cons: may be a little heavy at 70lbs for some.

I purchased my Prowler Big...

I purchased my Prowler Big Game II in July 2014 as an upgrade from my Prowler Trident 13. Needless to say I have been 100% satisfied and never looked back. With Ocean Kayaks sound quality and construction, along with the durability to handle any offshore condition I put the kayak through, this kayak has met my every expectation. The added gear attachment locations were a definite bonus, as was the comfort seating which provides all day support in any water condition.

If you are a kayak angler looking for exceptional quality, ease of paddling and control, plenty of storage and gear options at the best prices available then this is your kayak!

After a considerable...

After a considerable amount of research and shopping, I purchased my first kayak, an Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game II. I decided on the Prowler Big Game II because the reviews I found all pointed out its great stability and roominess. Being a bit past my prime at 57 years old, slightly overweight, but still ambitious and adventurous enough to want to try something new; I wanted a fishing kayak, but I wanted one that I was not so likely to turn over, swamp, or bring about my premature death by drowning. The Big Game II fit the bill perfectly.

Since the craft is rated at a 550 lb capacity it is more than capable of floating me, all of my fishing gear, extra fishing gear, both wiener dogs, the kitchen sink, and an anvil. I generally opt out of hauling the sink and anvil, and even the wiener dogs in an effort to make launching and trailering easier. But, it's still capable of hauling all of it should I decide I need to. It's more than capable of carrying even the largest of men (providing you don't weigh over 550 lbs.).

The Big Game II is large compared to many kayaks but it is roomy and comfortable. It has 6 mounting brackets mounted on the gunwales, both fore and aft of the seat, making it unnecessary to drill holes in your kayak to mount your favorite rod holder, fish finder, camera mount, beer keeper, TV stand….well, you get the picture. It also has more than ample storage with a huge bow hatch, open rear trunk, and ModPod center hatch (on which you can also mount so many accessories that it would look like the antenna array on the roof of a Russian Embassy).

I found the rear trunk roomy enough to hold both my milk crate (containing all the stuff that I may or may not use) and a small soft sided ice chest (which contains stuff that I will most definitely use). The Element Seating System is fantastic. Even in the low position, my butt stayed dry paddling across a semi rough lake. It is much more comfortable than any of the other kayak seats I test sat and it is capable of placing in the low position for maximum stability, the high position for best fish-ability, or it can be folded up at the rear of the cockpit making more room for standing up to fish or scout the terrain. Yes, I said standing up! I had difficulty believing that any kayak would be stable enough to stand up in until I did it myself on my first time out on the Big Game II (which was also my first time out on a kayak of any kind). I not only stood up, but I turned completely around and reached into the trunk, all without falling out or dumping the kayak over. Having never been an acrobat, and generally having the agility of a drunken wart hog, I was really impressed by the stability. I still wear a PFD as I know if it can be turned over, I'm the one to do it.

There is a pack on the back of the seat that is perfect for holding two fishing tackle utility boxes. It has an abundance of storage space compared to most of the kayaks I considered before buying the Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game II. It is heavier than many of the smaller kayaks at 70 lbs, but I can manage to get it off my trailer and back on without ripping a shoulder out of socket or dropping an important man part.

In the water it doesn't have the agility of dolphin but it turns within a reasonable circumference and moves along at a pretty good clip. It's not a racing Yak but I did feel the wind in my hair….or I would have if I still had hair…and it tracked straight.

I'm not an expert kayaker, but as a novice I'm certainly impressed with the Big Game II and would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a fishing kayak with plenty of room and stability.

Did my research and chose...

Did my research and chose the Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game II. Being a big guy weight capacity was a major issue and this kayak fits the bill perfectly. It has room for all my gear and then some. Was lucky enough to find it on liquidation and saved $400 bucks, the store even threw in a free paddle. I'm glad I waited otherwise I would have never gotten one for such a good price.

Overall, a great kayak which I'm sure will last me for many years to come.

I bought this kayak for my...

I bought this kayak for my wife about 6 months ago. I have a Ride 135 that I love but I love this kayak too. Extremely stable and the most comfortable seat of any kayak I have tried. Not quite as fast as my Ride 135 but not slow either. It's a tough choice if I'm going out alone whether to take my Ride or her ocean.

After a considerable...

After a considerable amount of research and shopping, I purchased my first kayak, a Ocean Kayak Big Game Hunter II. I decided on the Big Game II because the reviews I found all pointed out its great stability and roominess.

Being a bit past my prime at 57 years old, slightly overweight, but still ambitious and adventurous enough to want to try something new; I wanted a fishing kayak, but I wanted one that I was not so likely to turn over, swamp, or bring about my premature death by drowning. The Big Game II fit the bill perfectly.

Since the craft is rated at a 550 lb capacity it is more than capable of floating me, all of my fishing gear, extra fishing gear, both wiener dogs, the kitchen sink, and an anvil. I generally opt out of hauling the sink and anvil, and even the wiener dogs in an effort to make launching and trailering easier. But, it's still capable of hauling all of it should I decide I need to. It's more than capable of carrying even the largest of men (providing you don’t weigh over 550 lbs.).

The Big Game II is large compared to many kayaks but it is roomy and comfortable. It has 6 mounting brackets mounted on the gunwales, both fore and aft of the seat, making it unnecessary to drill holes in your kayak to mount your favorite rod holder, fish finder, camera mount, beer keeper, TV stand... well, you get the picture. It also has more than ample storage with a huge bow hatch, open rear trunk, and ModPod center hatch (on which you can also mount so many accessories that it would look like the antenna array on the roof of a Russian Embassy). I found the rear trunk roomy enough to hold both my milk crate (containing all the stuff that I may or may not use) and a small soft sided ice chest (which contains stuff that I will most definitely use).

The Element Seating System is fantastic. Even in the low position, my butt stayed dry paddling across a semi rough lake. It is much more comfortable than any of the other kayak seats I test sat and it is capable of placing in the low position for maximum stability, the high position for best fish-ability, or it can be folded up at the rear of the cockpit making more room for standing up to fish or scout the terrain. Yes, I said standing up! I had difficulty believing that any kayak would be stable enough to stand up in until I did it myself on my first time out on the Big Game II (which was also my first time out on a kayak of any kind). I not only stood up, but I turned completely around and reached into the trunk, all without falling out or dumping the kayak over.

Having never been an acrobat, and generally having the agility of a drunken wart hog, I was really impressed by the stability. I still wear a PFD as I know if it can be turned over, I'm the one to do it. There is a pack on the back of the seat that is perfect for holding two fishing tackle utility boxes. It has an abundance of storage space compared to most of the kayaks I considered before buying the Ocean Kayak Big Game Hunter II. It is heavier than many of the smaller kayaks at 70 lbs, but I can manage to get it off my trailer and back on without ripping a shoulder out of socket or dropping an important man part.

In the water it doesn't have the agility of dolphin but it turns within a reasonable circumference and moves along at a pretty good clip. It's not a racing boat but I did feel the wind in my hair... or I would have if I still had hair... and it tracked straight. I'm not an expert kayaker, but as a novice I'm certainly impressed with the Big Game II and would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a fishing kayak with plenty of room and stability.