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  • Removable stadium-style seat has 2 positions, upright and recline, and adjusts on the fly on a recessed track
  • Keepers adjustable footbrace system helps maintain proper paddling posture
  • Molded-in stern tank well with bungee keepers and molded-in bow tank well with mesh gear cover offer plenty of storage options for fishing tackle and gear
  • Dual molded-in rod holders keep fishing poles at the ready
  • YakAttack Gear Trac system lets you attach a variety of fishing and paddling accessories (accessories not included)
  • Tackle storage console can be rigged for fish finder electronics (not included)
  • Paddle park keeps hands free for fishing and photography
  • 5 in. stern deck hatch allows access to hull interior
  • Replaceable skid plate on the bottom of the hull increases durability and prolongs life of kayak
  • Molded-in cup holder
  • Comfort carry handles on bow and stern

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Specs

Best Use Flatwater Kayaking, Fishing
Material(s) Polyethylene
Length 12 feet
Width 32.5 inches
Weight 64 pounds
Seat Type Mesh / Suspension
Number of Paddlers 1
Hatch Capacity Unavailable
Weight Capacity (lbs) 375 pounds
Tracking System None
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great kayak I purchased this last week and took it out on it Maiden voyage the very next weekend and it is a sweet ride, very stable, easy to maneuver in the water. I enjoyed it so much I was on the water for 3 hours, the seat is really nice. I like the two positions that the seat can be adjusted to. I would like the center compartment a little bit close to the seat position, maybe when I get my accessories to add to it I may change my mind on that. It is somewhat easy to carry on my shoulders. Love the forward and aft deep compartments. Thinking about getting another one for my wife, she loves mine
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love this 'yak! After countless hours searching through reviews, online sales, and second-hand websites, I was lucky enough to come across the Pescador Pro 12 at REI, Inc. It was on sale for a little more than $700; down from a retail price of $829. I knew I wanted a raised, folding mesh seat, foot pegs instead of molded foot braces, and the ability to add a rudder at some point in the future ( I will be adding a converted weedeater motor soon). This kayak had all of that and at 65lbs, it was much lighter than other offerings I saw. Let me stress this thing is a tank, it just doesn't weigh like one. First impressions... the Scotty gear tracks are convenient and sturdy and are placed well to be reachable. Far enough forward that I never felt the need to move my rod holders to keep from hitting them with my paddle (you'll want a 240cm to 250cm paddle for this bad boy). My milk crate fit well in the rear tank well with room for a small cooler. The molded-in rod holders behind the seat aren't the greatest (too big) but will serve as an attachment point for my motor bracket nicely. There are no additional rod holders behind the seat. I've never understood putting them back there anyway.... Can't really spin around in a kayak to get to them easily. small center console leaves room for standing (yes, I stood in it first time out!) and can hold small items like pliers or your depthfinder setup, if you go that route. There is no foam or rubber gasket on center console hatch. FYI. My first outing was the Neuse River near Smithfield. The current was running pretty good, but not flood fast. The boat tracked very well; it was easy to maintain a straight line even going upstream. Just a few strokes had me moving at a decent clip. Even towed my son in his 10 footer without working too hard. The seat was exactly what I had hoped for... To be a non-issue. Never even thought about fanny fatigue, although we were only out for about two hours. I am completely happy with my decision to go with the Perception Pescador Pro 12 in Moss Green from REI.
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tremendous Price to performance ratio Pretty light at 64 lbs. Great features, especially for the price. Paddles very well into a tough headwind. It could use scupper plugs in rougher water. And it would be nice if somebody would figure out what a novel idea it would be to put scuppers in all of the low points in the yak: like under your seat and where the depression is for your tackle box. Rod holders are poor, but can be drilled out and changed. Not a big deal overall. Comfy seat and quite stable.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great all around fishing kayak I'm 6' & 240lbs- this is a very stable and comfortable kayak. Has a lot of good features like the space for the 12v battery and fish finder. Plains out very well, also handles waves very well.
Date published: 2016-09-27
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I am looking for a SOT that is for both recreational paddling, and fishing. I am no angler, but enjoy putting a pole in the water while camping. How would you rate this on both fun & fish? other yaks I should be looking at?

Asked by: JayD
This is a very nice recreation/all-around paddling kayak that should serve you well. The seat is very comfortable and the kayak tracks well even without a rudder. The addition of rod holders and gear tracks to add accessories is very useful. Depending on your weight and how much weigh capacity necessary the Perception Pescador Pro 10 is also a great choice and more maneuverable and portage.
Answered by: PDub408
Date published: 2017-06-07

Could this handle inland sea water? or would you only use it in lakes?

Asked by: Jeff
​This kayak can be used on calm saltwater bays.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-26

Does this kayak have more leg room than the smaller 10' version?

Asked by: Sean
The Pescador 10 and 12 both have the same amount of leg room.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-21
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