Gear Review: Old Town Topwater PDL Fishing Kayak

What is it?

Old Town Topwater PDL Fishing Kayak

What sets it apart?

The Old Town Topwater PDL offers big fishing performance in a compact, lightweight, easy-to-maneuver format. The ultra-stable Topwater PDL features the award-winning Old Town PDL drive which delivers the ultimate hands-free fishing experience. With instant forward and reverse (no cables to pull in order to go backward) and easy boat handling, your hands remain free to focus on the fishing. Not only is the Old Town PDL drive the easiest, but it is also the most reliable kayak pedal system on the market. The drive is completely maintenance-free and backed by an industry leading five-year warranty. 

How do I use it?

If you've spent any time in a tradiitional kayak, you know that the number one thing you are constantly dealing with is repositioning yourself in relation to the fish you are trying to catch. By having the PDL work just like a bicycle, you are immediately more free to worry about fishing, and less about paddling. It sounds like hyperbole, but it is a true game-changing experience going from the paddle to PDL. 

How much?

$1,999.99

More Information:

oldtowncanoe.com/topwater

Angler’s insight:

Kayak fishing is pretty great to begin with, but not worrying about repositioning with the paddles takes it to the next level. The control and ease of use with Old Town's system means you can sneak into places where the fish least expect you. If you are looking at the best experience fishing out of a kayak, this should be first on your list to check out. The Old Town Topwater PDL allows you to fight the fish, not your kayak.