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Kayak Specs

Length
13' 6"
Width
29.5"
Weight
56 lbs
Capacity
475 lbs
Base Price
US $1,269
Main Propulsion
Paddle
Rudder
Optional
Passengers
1
Hull Type
Sit-On-Top
Production Status
Available

Manufacturer

Brand
Ocean Kayak

The Trident 13 has hit the perfect balance of speed, maneuverability, performance and stability. The Trident 13 was designed by professional kayak anglers looking to maximize features in a 13' hull.

ll in almost any water application but you'll notice the superb performance in breaking surf and rough seas.

Features:

  • Comfort Hybrid seat back
  • Oversize tank well with bungee
  • Large bow hatch with Cross Lock™ buckle system
  • Battery storage bag in bow hatch
  • Sonar Shield™
  • Modular Fishing Pod™
  • Transducer compatible scupper
  • Support Track foot brace system
  • Paddle keepers
  • Side-mounted carrying handles
  • Reflective deck rigging
  • Two Flush mounted rod holders
  • Skid plate

Options:

  • Rudder System

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Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
4.8  (5)
 
Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler 2013-08-17 17:49:37 RayBorbon
Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
5.0
RayBorbon Reviewed by RayBorbon    August 17, 2013 View all my reviews

An excellent choice for big water

The Trident 13 performs quite well in big water where ocean swells, surf and chop are going to be expected. The hull design is one of the best on the market when it comes to fishing the salt water conditions in my opinion. I was impressed on the first voyage with this boat and have been using it on several trips for about one month.

The 2013 model comes with the Comfort Hybrid seat which is fairly good. However I decided to replace it with a Surf to Summit GTS Pro model seat. I could easily see many people would be content with the Comfort Hybrid though. The Modular Fishing Pod is what a lot of other companies are now copying because it was a good idea. The large opening does not leak and allows me to store rods/reels and other items in the hull when launching or landing in surf. I have been able to easily fit one piece seven foot rods in there and have not tried my seven and a half footer yet. This protection provided by this feature will extend the life on my equipment since it will be less exposed to the salt water. The top of the Modular Fishing Pod is where the Cannon Rod holder that comes with the kayak fits nicely. At first I did not believe I would find this rod holder useful but in fact it is a good spot to place the rod when I am doing a cast and move fishery (like for bass). I can cast a few times and don't have to turn to my side and behind me to put the rod away to move onto the next spot, instead it is right there in front of me. You could easily troll with the rod in front of you as well by using the Modular Fishing Pod because it fits Scotty products such as the Rocket Launcher without any special attachment or addition, but you could also troll with the Cannon.. The Modular Fishing Pod also has places where you can mount other products by screwing into the pod itself.

The Sonar Shield is in a good spot and is where I placed my Lowrance X-4. It is out of the way for when the time comes to land a big fish. I drilled a hole and ran the cables for the sonar down under the hull and to the battery, mounting the transducer in the hull using Duct Seal.

Behind the seat in the tank well there is a spot where a Plano Marine box fits perfectly. This permits easy access to more tackle and I mounted a Mighty Mount base to the marine box so I can run a YakAttack flag when I want. Even with the marine box in the tank well there is plenty of room in this area for fish or whatever you want to put in there. I would guess I could fit a decent sized cooler back there or the kitchen sink if necessary. The two flush mount rod holders are a treat and perfectly located for trolling. Just put your rod in the holder, let the line out and turn on your clicker to troll.

In the cockpit the footing area is flat and if in calm waters a person with decent balance could stand and cast. The ergonomic foot rests are comfortable (more so than Wilderness Systems for example).

The kayak is about 1-1.5 feet longer than the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 yet weight is close to the same and the carrying capacity is much higher. You could fit a good sized halibut on this boat no problem. With the carrying capacity and ability to handle rough water this is a solid boat for certain. All of the holes/screws in the kayak are water tight such that the screws do not go through the hull but into molded areas which are designed to take them. Therefore there are no water leakage worries for me. I also like the skid place on the back of the boat. This is an area which receives a fair bit of wear and obviously was a smart move by Ocean Kayak to make it replaceable.

The kayak tracks well without a rudder but is somewhat susceptible to being blown around in the wind. Some people will insist on a rudder but I don't see a need for one unless you like them a lot or you prefer to troll with a downrigger or mooching rig with heavier weights.

This is a quality boat made in the U.S.A.

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Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler 2012-09-25 22:59:25 John
Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
5.0
Reviewed by John    September 25, 2012

OK Trident 13 gets it done.

The best yak for you is the one you are comfortable in and can effectively more through the water when things are dicey. After all, when the water is glass and you are feeling strong you can adequately paddle most things to arrive safely at your destination. I have caught lots of fish from my T13 and find that it moves through the water with relative ease, whether I've been porpoising through the swells or swiftly heading to the next spot to fish. I have found it performs well on the salt - where I have done most of my catching. My model is an older one with some flaws... Rod pod lid is weak (which has been addressed)... It lacks good places to mount forward rod holders... But I think these couple of deficiencies are inconsequential compared to the other strengths. While their are other yaks I would love to own, I don't know that I would ever surrender my T13. It is a great fresh and saltwater fishing platform.

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Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler 2011-03-31 21:43:18 Oklahoma Kayaker
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2.5
Oklahoma Kayaker Reviewed by Oklahoma Kayaker    March 31, 2011 View all my reviews

Ocean Kayak Prower Trident 13

This is the second season for my Trident 13 and I love it! I usually fish it on calmer waters, but have been caught in some very rough water a couple of times and it handled great. A very stable craft, will really move when you want it to, and tracks true. This kayak was made to fish, it is easy to rig and mod. There is more than enough storage for a weekend trip and I love that rod pod. I'll be buying a second Trident this summer.

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Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler 2011-03-03 11:33:56 BenTG
Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
2.5
Reviewed by BenTG    March 03, 2011

Awesome boat

This may be the perfect fishing kayak. It's plenty quick, just a little slower than my buddies 15 footer. It's stable enough for me to stand comfortably in flat water. It turns well and tracks well, which is always a hard balance to reach. The stowage is spectacular, so much that I stopped carrying a milk crate. The rod pod works VERY well, and I often would carry all my stuff inside the boat to the launch. The scupper mounts for the transducer give a clearer picture than the traditional way of mounting it inside the boat, plus the water temp readings are accurate.

I can't think of anything to change in this boat. Great job, Ocean Kayak!

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Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler 2009-11-27 12:19:07 Admin
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4.0
Admin Reviewed by Admin    November 27, 2009 View all my reviews

Ocean Kayak Prowler trident 13

I am new to yak fishing and have had this boat about 3 months. So far I like it very much. It is stable, easy to rig, light and quick. I would recommend it to others. I've fished with it in farm ponds, lakes and the Bouge Sound and had no problems. I've been bass fishing over 20 years but always from a jon boat. I like this kayak very much.
Reviewer: Jim Bennett from Greenville, NC

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