This kayak is awesome! It's a huge upgrade from my old kayak not only because this one has a Minn Kota motor with spot lock but also because I can stand up on this thing without worrying about it tipping over. It's also really nice having 4 flush mounted rod holders. These ones are really nice too they have a loop so you can attach rod leashes if you want to. The tank well is huge! You could easily fit a full sized cooler in there. The rudder is a game changer for me as well. I had my battery die and had to paddle with a paddle that's to short. I was able to one side paddle to make it work and the rudder kept me strait. I also like that the stern has a place to mount a shallow water anchor system. it also has a hole on each side for that you could run an anchor rope through and manually pull it up and drop it down. I also really like having a huge open deck! You have tons of room for gear plus it has those cutouts for pliers and things. I bought Old Town scupper valves for mine and they work pretty good to keep water out. It does come with one scupper valve under the seat where the battery box goes. The motor is great, I can go about 4.3 mph with me (240lbs) and all of my gear. Spot lock works good plus you can save you spots. You can also save your course which will be very nice for me because I live on a canal that connects to the lake I fish so I can program my path so I can troll on my way out without messing with controls unless I see another boat coming. I really love the seat too. I could sit in this thing all day and when I get out I don't feel like I've never walked before like my other kayak. Overall I think you get your bang for your buck in this kayak. The price tag may seem high but go look up the motor alone (different set up of course) on Minn Kota's web site then go look up other brand fishing kayaks and tell me it's not a steal. Also this boat came wrapped in thick plastic then cardboard then a thinner plastic. Not a scratch!
I’ve been kayak fishing for about 5 years now. It has become one of my favorite things to do. This year I decided to upgrade my equipment. After doing a lot of research I went with the Old Town Topwater 120.
I knew because of supply and demand it would take a while for it to get to me. Ordered in May with an estimated September delivery. Eco Fishing kept me constantly updated on the progress of my kayak. It was a happy surprise when they told me my Topwater would be coming in July.
My new kayak showed up 2 days before my annual friends fishing trip. I couldn’t have been happier with my choice of boat. Incredibly comfortable smooth ride with all the cargo space and rod holders I needed. Even had enough room for me to put my 8 year in front of me and take her for a ride.
In conclusion my choice to go with Old Town for my kayak was a good one. Even better was going with Eco Fishing as my supplier. Always kept me in formed on progress and I love the Facebook page they’ve created. Such an awesome community of kayak and fishing enthusiasts like me.
This company rocks. One of my best interactions with a business. Top notch. If your gonna get a kayak get it here, if you have a problem with anything, they will make it right with you. I can't say enough. Haven't been able to use the kayak yet due to the blistering heat, but the shirt rocks. Thank you for everything, Jesse
Great job eco fishing shop. Always keep me informed and answered every email in a timely manner. The manufactor did have a poor design however that is also been fixed and new parts are being delivered to me without any questions at all.I never and mean never display companies on my truck however I have placed the ecofishingshop decal on my back glass. Will 100% guide any and all people to this company.
Purchased a Old Town Big Water 132 PDL. Had a problem trying to purchase online (due to my card). Emailed and that was taken care of by Eco immediately. Made the purchase. Received delivery last week. The kayak is everything I could hope it would be. Came undamaged and wrapped in a cocoon. I will be purchasing everything I can from Eco. Great Job!!!!
I have several other kayaks but this is my first PDL. Why did I wait so long to pull the trigger on a high end boat. The Old Town Sportsmen 120 PDL in the ember color was my boat of choice. After the first trip out I knew I had made the right decision. I was standing up fishing in the wind with little trouble. It is very stable and glides across the water. Eco was great to work with. Each time I called (yes, I am one of those customers) the were very helpful and was willing to help. I will buy from them again. Thank you.
I would absolutely recommend Eco Fishing Shop to anybody that asks where to go for their kayaking and canoeing needs! These people were super friendly and helpful and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Oh, and the Old Town 106mk is pretty badass as well! Lol
I was in the market for an Old Town BigWater 132 pdl. Most of the sellers online were stating that it would possibly be the end of March for availability. I talked to a customer service representative at Eco Fishing Shop and he told me that hopefully they would have some by late January or February. I ordered mine on the 4th of January, It shipped on the 22nd of January. I received it yesterday on the 16th of February. An amazing job was done wrapping it and preparing it for shipping. The company that delivered it was called FragilPak and they were also top notch. The gentleman who delivered it helped me carry it inside the garage and he let me look it over to inspect for damage. The kayak is in perfect condition. I highly recommend Eco Fishing. The new kayak is awesome and I can't wait to try it out. I already own a TopWater 106 pdl so I have confidence that the new one will be just as good. Thank you Old Town, Eco Fishing and FragilPak.
Everything was great from the second I place my order up to and including delivery. Thank you!!!
Thank you Eco fishing ! I received my kayak, it was in great shape when it arrived. It arrived when you said it would. The boat works realy well . I couldn't be happier, also gotta thank you guys for all your help !!
With the onset of COVID, I was looking for a simple way to get outdoors. I landed on the Inlet Kayak by Oru and ordered through the team at Eco Fishing Shop who kept me informed through the entire process. With delays in manufacturing and slower shipping the team at Eco was transparent and kind to works with. I highly recommend them and will continue to refer my friends and family. Thanks Jared and team!
I live in a remote village in Alaska and purchased this kayak with the intention of hunting out of it for moose. After some practice it sets up easily and within 5-10 min. It packs up relatively small and light which makes it super easy to fit in a skiff with my other gear. We set up camp with the skiff and then drop into creeks and sloughs with the kayaks. The stability is great and it is easy to steer. Wind does push it around because it is so light, but so far that hasn’t been an impossible issue. I am able to fit a small pack behind the seat and have my rifle positioned between my legs with the barrel propped up on the front edge. The kayak is easy to walk over super shallow portions of the floats without difficulty. It is easy to empty of water. My only complaint is that there is no “cushion” on the seat. This is easily remedied though with a seat cushion I already own. I still plan on getting a moose with this kayak (yes, I know, it will take about 8-10 trips to get the meat out with it), but I look forward to using it throughout the year.