The Perception Sport Pescador 12 is a great kayak whether you use it for fishing or for leisure. The kayak is 12 feet long and can easily support 350 pounds. The Kayak has plenty of storage space and you can use the rear tank well to store your fishing tackle — or to keep your beer cold. The Pescador has three hatches: bow, stern, and mid-hatch. The stay dry hatches are great for safe storage of your phone, keys and other important belongings. If you’re a camping individual, these hatches also can store a dry change of clothes.
The Perception Pescador Angler 12 Kayak is extremely easy to control. It has a tracking keel and the solid construction hull that keeps the kayak moving in the direction in which you are pointed. Why is this important? Because it keeps you from paddling in circles when you wish to go in a straight line. This makes kayaking more fun and much less frustrating. As is common with sit on top kayaks, the Perception Sport Pescador is easy to paddle. You should have shouldn’t have any trouble in maintaining a steady speed and the kayak will continue moving in a straight line even after you take a break from paddling.
It should be noted that while there is a choice of colors, there is the possibility of ordering a dual-tone color as well. Many kayakers prefer the dual-tone, but single-tone options are also available.
The Perception Sport Pescador 12 Kayak comes with a 64-pound anchor, paddle, a flush mount rod holder, a Scotty Baitcaster rod holder and a foam car top carrier. The flush mount rod holder is located in the stern, just behind the seat. The Scotty Baitcaster is located between your legs. The flush mount rod holder gives you the flexibility to troll as you paddle, or it can hold your pole as you sit back and wait for your bobber to go under.
Weighing in at 60 pounds, transporting this vessel can be easily accomplished by car or truck. When carrying the kayak from vehicle to water, using a kayak cart is recommended to avoid injury. The four easy-grip handles located at bow, stern and two at midship make the carrying possible if you decide to portage the ol’ fashion way.
The seamless hull is extremely durable, like the Malibu X Factor Kayak. This is not a kayak designed for use in whitewater or fast rapids. Some have claimed to use this kayak on whitewater but I would not advise this unless you afford to repair or replace it easily. But generally speaking, there is little you can do to damage this kayak in the water.
The Pescador 12 is a perfect beginner’s craft. This kayak will give you the full-body workout that kayaking provides while providing excellent stability and maneuverability — something that all first-time kayakers appreciate. Once you find your center of balance, this kayak will keep you out of the water and paddling forward.
What I Like about the Pescador 12 Angler Kayak
- Foot brace system to assist with paddling
- Tracking keel assists with maneuverability
- Comfort carry handles on bow and stern
- Comfort seating system with adjustable backrest
- Self-bailing scupper holes