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Perception Sport Caster 12.5 Angler Kayak

Item # 420899
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Key Features

  • Flush-mount & deck-mounted rod holders

  • Multi-directional seating

  • Keepers Foot braces for paddling comfort

  • Self-bailing scuppers

  • Stern bungee cord rigging to secure gear


Our Price   $599.99

Availability: Sold Out

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Product Description
perception_sport A fisherman's delight, the Caster 12.5 Angler Kayak from Perception Sport is designed with flush-mount and deck-mounted rod holders, as well as multi-directional seating and reinforced foot braces. Key features include two flush-mount rod holders, Baitcaster rod holder, deluxe SOT/seat pad, comfortable Kayak Karrier handles, Keepers foot braces for optimal paddling comfort, French handles, and self-bailing scuppers. Also offers stern bungee cord rigging to secure gear, anchor, anchor cleat. Performance and fishing pleasure guaranteed!
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Specifications
Length 12' 6"
Width 30"
Weight 58 lbs.
Seats 1
Weight Capacity 400 lbs.
Style Sit-On-Top

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Perception Sport Caster 12.5 Angler Kayak
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to paddle (10)
  • Good maneuverability (10)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Easy in/out (9)
  • Stable (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day trip (10)
    • Flat waters (9)
    • Rivers (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (9), Advanced (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Kayak!!!

    I did a lot of research before buying a kayak. When I seen this one, I loved it so much I bought 2! I couldnt find anything else better for the price! Great...Read complete review

    I did a lot of research before buying a kayak. When I seen this one, I loved it so much I bought 2! I couldnt find anything else better for the price! Great tracking, good speed, and very stable. There's other kayaks cheaper like the Ascend, but its a thin layer of Polyethelene and they have problems in the heat with melting and they crack which you'll find on just about every review. This kayak is 68lbs, which is a little heavier than most, but that's because its built well! This kayak even comes rigged with 3 rod holders, 1 adjustable scotty in front, 2 in back + the plugs, adjustable foot pegs, nice comfy seat, an anchor and 2 dry bags for the smaller storage units. It has a large storage compartment up front and a place to put a 5 gal bucket in the back plus more! I even got a rebate on the paddles which they have time to time. Im very happy with this kayak!!!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    WET RIDE!!!!

    The main purpose for getting this kayak was to fish the marsh and bay near my house. I am 5'10" and weigh 197 pounds, with this being said, as soon as...Read complete review

    The main purpose for getting this kayak was to fish the marsh and bay near my house. I am 5'10" and weigh 197 pounds, with this being said, as soon as I sat in the boat water started gushing in through the scupper holes. By the time I got situated there was 2-3 inches of water in the bottom, enough to actually run in to my seat, which has no drains. Even the dry storage inside the boat takes at least 3-5 gallons of water in just a half of days fishing. Another con is its weight, a little heavy for my likes. Over all it performs well as far as handling and fishing, but I would suggest saving up for a few more check and buying an Ocean Kayak, you'll be glad you did!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Happy!!

    By Joseph the Bay Fisherman

    from Virginia

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Easy to Paddle
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Wet ride

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Flat Waters
    • Ocean Swells

    Comments about Perception Sport Caster 12.5 Angler Kayak:

    I've had my kayak for two years now, and I must say that I'm very happy with my purchase. I've taken this kayak on small and large lakes, the marshes on the eastern shore by the barrier islands, the Chesapeake Bay, and a few other spots as well. The kayak tracks very well and paddles like a dream. I've battled as high as 2-3 foot waves in this thing, and have yet to turn it over. It is an extremely stable, well balanced kayak. I love the storage I can put in the hull for long days out on the water. Just to let you know, when you are out on the water all day, it is normal to have a little bit of water in your hull. All I did was use some silicone around everything that was installed by the manufacturer, and everything that I installed myself. I found the main reason for water in the hull was the two flush mount rod holders are straight tubes to the hull. I don't use the flush mounts and just keep them plugged up. I have modified my kayak by adding scotty rod holders behind me for trolling, an anchor trolley, and a fish finder to just name a few. My only gripe with this kayak is that even in calm waters, you will probably be sitting in water. The kayak sits very low to the water, so water comes over the sides very easily. I've just used a stadium seat cushion to put under my seat to help keep my butt a little drier. All in all, I would definitely recommend this kayak to anyone wanting a good fishing kayak.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    perfect sail boat. I invented a sail.

    By Mike

    from Hutchinson MN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Easy To Lift
    • Easy to Paddle
    • Good Maneuverability
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters
      • Rivers

      Comments about Perception Sport Caster 12.5 Angler Kayak:

      The caster perception 12.5 can be a great sail boat with a sail boat kit that I invented this summer. I sailed it in the bay of Lake Superior with the tall ships by the High Bridge in Duluth MN. I live in Hutchinson MN. Belle Lake is one of my favorite sail-kayak lakes. I enjoy kayaking the crow river near Hutchinson.I have pictures of this kayak-sailboat. Welcome to call Mike 701-340-9022

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great

      By JeffScuba

      from FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy Entry & Exit
      • Easy to Paddle
      • Good Maneuverability
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters

      Comments about Perception Sport Caster 12.5 Angler Kayak:

      Great boat with lots of features. Best bang for buck.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Kayak!!!

      By Travis

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Easy Entry & Exit
      • Easy to Paddle
      • Good Maneuverability
      • Great for fishing
      • Great value
      • Stable

      Cons

      • A Little Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters
      • Kayak Camping
      • Rivers

      Comments about Perception Sport Caster 12.5 Angler Kayak:

      I did a lot of research before buying a kayak. When I seen this one, I loved it so much I bought 2! I couldnt find anything else better for the price! Great tracking, good speed, and very stable. There's other kayaks cheaper like the Ascend, but its a thin layer of Polyethelene and they have problems in the heat with melting and they crack which you'll find on just about every review. This kayak is 68lbs, which is a little heavier than most, but that's because its built well! This kayak even comes rigged with 3 rod holders, 1 adjustable scotty in front, 2 in back + the plugs, adjustable foot pegs, nice comfy seat, an anchor and 2 dry bags for the smaller storage units. It has a large storage compartment up front and a place to put a 5 gal bucket in the back plus more! I even got a rebate on the paddles which they have time to time. Im very happy with this kayak!!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great kayak

      By David

      from Wichita ks

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy Entry & Exit
      • Easy To Lift
      • Easy to Paddle
      • Good Maneuverability
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • Fishing
        • Kayak Camping

        Comments about Perception Sport Caster 12.5 Angler Kayak:

        What a great kayak. I bought this boat yesterday and as soon as i got it home i was on the water. It was very easy getting in and out. Fishing was great the storage was there. If you are looking for a good fishing kayak and just crusing along. THIS IS IT! Very happy with this Kayak

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        • Q:

          Does yak come with scupper plugs ?
          Asked on 5/3/2012 by Anonymous from castro valley,Ca

          1 answer

          • A:

            No. At least not the one I purchased from a different retailer. Exact same yak, but Tan.

            Answered on 5/25/2013 by Ian from SC
        • Q:

          i weigh 273 and im 6'1 would this hold me?
          Asked on 4/13/2012 by dee from greenwood lake,ny

          0 answers

        • Q:

          Does it include the three rod holders it talks about having so they dont have to be purchased seperately?
          Asked on 4/10/2012 by Anonymous

          0 answers

        • Q:

          This yak seems to come with a lot for your money and has good reviews. Does this yak come with a paddle or is that an extra puchase?
          Asked on 9/8/2010 by Jerry from Jacksonville, Fl

          4 answers

          • A:

            Does not come with a paddle or PFD.

            Answered on 10/27/2010 by Andy from Secaucus
          • A:

            Does not come with a paddle.

            Answered on 3/27/2012 by ck from PA
          • A:

            No but it comes with a seat.

            Answered on 5/3/2012 by J from US
          • A:

            No, but you get a seat and an anchor.

            Answered on 5/3/2012 by JeffScuba from FL
        • Q:

          Is there a scupper hole in the seat area so you do not sit in a puddle of water?
          Asked on 8/5/2010 by turtle from Boynton beach

          2 answers

          • A:

            No there is not. I am told it can hold about 1 cup of water. Great Kayak so far for me though

            Answered on 8/11/2010 by mjsully from Stratford, CT
          • A:

            Nope- Get a piece of high density foam to sit on when the water is chilly...

            Answered on 4/17/2013 by Yak Daddy from Beaufort, SC
        • Q:

          How much does it weigh?
          Asked on 5/22/2010 by Diane from Atlanta, gA

          2 answers

          • A:

            about 50 lbs. not bad i have a chevy blazer and I put it on top by my self. Im a little guy 5'10 140

            Answered on 7/24/2010 by David from Wichita ks
          • A:

            58 pounds, just like it says.

            Answered on 4/17/2013 by Yak Daddy from Beaufort, SC
        • Q:

          what is the weight limmit on this yak?
          Asked on 5/11/2010 by Anonymous

          3 answers

          • A:

            from the information that i have read, it would be 400lbs. i bought this boat last thurs. and had it out fri. i'm happy with the yak. the only thing i didn't like was that it takes in more water than i liked. i pluged the drain hole with a barrowed scupper and used a small towel to keep the area dry.

            Answered on 5/23/2010 by francoflyfish from alvarado,tx
          • A:

            I have one, and my 180 lbs does well. My fishing partner has one and he weighs 200, with no problem, but he does put the hole pluggers in. I'm guessing tht 225 would be max, otherwise you might want the longer one.

            Answered on 6/18/2012 by Swampfox from weirsdale, Florida,
          • A:

            400 pounds.

            Answered on 1/16/2013 by a from Michigan
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