View Full Version : Perceprion sport pescador 12

02-18-2012, 08:39 AM
Just picked up my perceprion sport from academy for 500 after accessories i spent about 650 took it out with rods and tackel and loved it caught to bass and worked out well. Just tried it out on a freshwater lake for my first time but sun will be going in the marsh. So far love it and would recommend it. Paddled very easily. I moved around a lot in it and never flipped. Did have a problam staying stable getting in and out of the yak.

snake doctor
02-18-2012, 10:45 AM
Sounds about right. Glad you are enjoying the new kayak.

Get a pair of rubber/waterproof boots (even those white cajun loafers will do) and wear them when you launch so that you can step into the water. Once you get going you can kick them off and stow them in your milk crate or in a hatch. Put them back on when you come in so that you can step out in the water. Boots are also good to wear around launches because of the sharp stuff - nails, hooks, glass, etc.- that can cut your feet. It is easy for a cut or puncture wound on a foot to become infected.

02-18-2012, 10:36 PM
I have my waders i wore those on sunday and it worked out pretty good

02-19-2012, 12:50 AM
That was my first yak also. But I drank the kool aid and became a hobie owner. Lol
i loved that yak. Good job picking out a good one.

02-21-2012, 12:28 AM
Thanks I love it already

02-21-2012, 01:21 AM
That's a great first yak to get started on. Good job getting it slimmed on your first trip out. Hope you have many more fruitful trips coming your way.
As far as tipping the yak goes, keep your head over the boat and you should be fine. Most of the involuntary swimming excursions taken from kayaks result in some sort of operator error.

08-28-2012, 11:39 PM
this is a great kayak. truth be told, this kayak is the same mold that a 2006-2008 (? years may be a bit off) wilderness systems tarpon 120. I had one while on the left coast and would take it offshore with no problems.

11-13-2016, 04:01 PM
I'm thinking about switching to one of these from a 12' BOTE HD. Only thing I'm wondering is if it is stable enough to stand up in from time to time? Other than that it seems like it'll be a great kayak for fishing in the marsh.

11-13-2016, 05:20 PM
I am selling my pescador sport 12 right now. It isn't a bad yak, and I can stand up in it (carefully) but I imagine if I did it often or for very long I might end up wet lol. I mostly do it to scout ahead, then I sit down to fish. Bottom line; it will get you on the water, get you to the fish, and get you home for about 1/2 to 1/4 the price of nearly anything else out there. It also very light and easy to load/unload (compared to my X Factor). I bought mine for my son who decided that paddling was too much work. I have used it about 3 times in Port Sulphur when I know I don't have to paddle more than about 200 yards, but it paddles like a dream compared to the Malibu. If it wasn't for my neck/shoulder I could probably paddle that thing all day long.

There is some truth about getting in and out of it at the launch. I am used to throwing myself in the X Factor (almost literally at times) and using my weight/momentum to slide back into the water. With the Perception, it is better to take my time. I haven't rolled it yet (at a launch or on the water) but came REALLY close the first time I tried to jump in and throw my weigh back to launch. As a side note, that obviously isn't the best way to launch any yak tbh, but I get away with it in the Malibu.

Only rigging I really see as necessary is an anchor trolley, maybe an extra rod holder, and whatever hardware you need to hold your cooler down. I find that the "wheelie cool" from igloo fits like a glove if you take the wheels off. I added a couple of rod holders and eyes to my cooler to fix the lack of rodholders (I wanted more than the yak came with) and facilitate bungees to hold the cooler down. I put a limit of reds in the hatch once and it took 3 cleanings/bleachings to get the smell out lol.