UpStreamPaddle Presents: Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit with the Ocean Kayak Prowler

Get ready to dive into the thrilling world of kayaking with the Ocean Kayak Prowler!

The Prowler Big Game II is perfect for freshwater or salt. Photo: Jason Arnold

When news broke about the groundbreaking Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game II, it ignited an undeniable desire within me to embark on a journey to Old Town, Maine. Driving over 300 miles, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to gain exclusive insights from the designer and marketing team. And let me tell you, it was a truly awe-inspiring experience!

Unleash Your Inner Explorer


The Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game II is not just a kayak—it’s a revelation. With its impressive stability and ample space, this high-capacity vessel effortlessly cuts through even the most challenging waves. Equipped with six mounting brackets, anglers can effortlessly customize their fishing setup. “People want to truly customize where they put their gear,” emphasizes Luke LaBree, Marketing and Communications Manager for Ocean Kayak.

Innovation Meets Capacity


What sets the Prowler Big Game II apart is its unrivaled class-leading capacity without sacrificing speed or stability. Boasting an impressive weight capacity of 550-600 lbs and a spacious rear tank well, this kayak offers ample storage for all your gear and more. As LaBree affirms, “It rides really high on the water, floating right across the top.”

Unparalleled Comfort and Versatility


The Prowler Big Game II boasts a range of creature comforts, with the star being the Element Seating System. Seamlessly transitioning between its three stages—stand, travel, and attack—this kayak ensures maximum versatility on the water. Additionally, the raised flush mount rod holders keep your fishing rods within easy reach. While the cockpit offers a snug fit due to the high deck walls, ample width prevents any feelings of confinement.

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Seamless Control and Accessibility


Featuring Glide Track foot braces that are effortlessly adjustable with just one hand, the Prowler Big Game II offers unmatched control even while on the move. The built-in paddle keepers provide rock-solid security, while the comfortable carrying handles make long-distance transportation a breeze. The Click Seal bow hatch ensures your gear remains dry and secure, showcasing its exceptional durability. Moreover, the Mod Pod center hatch system grants easy rod access and multiple mounting options for additional accessories. With a transducer-compatible scupper hole, installing fish finders has never been easier.

The Ultimate Poling Companion


“It’s almost like a micro skiff,” claims David Hadden, the brand director at Ocean Kayak. Hadden took the Prowler Big Game II on an unforgettable fishing adventure in Florida, where it proved its mettle in both inshore and offshore conditions. From reeling in jacks and bonita 80 feet below the surface to navigating the Everglades for redfish, jacks, ladyfish, and shark, this kayak delivered unparalleled stability and comfort throughout. Hadden remarks, “Being in the boat for 6 hours plus, the stability and comfort were incredible. I was able to throw flies when the bonita came up with the elevated seat.”

Unleash Your Potential


While it sacrifices a bit of hull speed for stability, the Prowler Big Game II remains a force to be reckoned with. It may not match the speed of the Trident series, but its exceptional stability more than makes up for it. Hadden proudly asserts, “It’s the best poling boat that we have.” Throughout his time in the Everglades, Hadden found comfort and ease as he effortlessly navigated the waters.

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Your Gateway to Adventure


The Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game II caters to experienced kayak anglers seeking higher capacity, as well as novices yearning for enhanced security and stability. Although my attempt to sneak one into the back of my truck before leaving was foiled, I was promised the opportunity to do a full review in print later this year. So keep an eye out for that! At least I managed to snag a T-shirt.

The Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game II is available now through authorized Ocean Kayak dealers for $1,249. Don’t miss your chance to embark on incredible adventures with the ultimate fishing companion.

Key Features:

  • Element Seating System
  • Six accessory mounting plates
  • Large bow hatch with Click Seal cover
  • Glide Track foot brace system
  • Transducer compatible scupper
  • Oversized tank well with bungee
  • Mod Pod center hatch cover
  • Built-in carrying handles
  • Paddle keepers
  • Includes battery bag

Key Specs:

  • Length: 12′ 9″
  • Width: 34″
  • Weight: 70 lbs.
  • Max Capacity: 550-600 lbs
  • Seat Width: 21″
  • Seat Height: 15″
  • Leg Length: 50″
  • Bow Hatch: 16.5″ x 10.5″
  • MSRP: $1,249.00 US

For more information about Ocean Kayak, visit To catch up with Ocean Kayak’s Pro Staff and Adventure team, head to

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