BEST FISHING KAYAK Under $500 | Perception Pescador 10 | Kayak Bass Fishing

One of the top recurring questions that I get is "What is the best fishing kayak under....[Insert price HERE]", so I decided to do this video to talk about the best kayak under $500 that is still a quality kayak that will not fail on you, will retain resale value, will cover a wide range of anglers and won't make you hate kayak fishing because you are miserable in the boat. Here is my answer to this very popular question. _____________________________________________________________________________ Learn more about KBF - http://www.kayakbassfishing.com/ JOIN Kayak Bass Fishing - http://www.kayakbassfishing.com/membership/ ------------------------------ PLEASE TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS -------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUBSCRIBE - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=KayakBassinTV -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JOIN the KayakBassFishing NATION: http://kayak-bass-fishing-store.myshopify.com/products/2017-kbf-membership JOIN THE GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KayakBassFishing/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow KBF: Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/kayakbassfishing Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/kayakbassfishing Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/knotright SnapChat - KayakBassFish --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Send Fan Mail to: Chad Hoover 170 E Main St Suite D #128 Hendersonville, TN 37075 -------------------------------------------- For a comprehensive look at all things kayak fishing, check out The Kayak Fishing Blog - http://www.kayakfishingblog.com Learn more about kayak fishing at http://www.kayakbassfishing.com

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One of the top recurring questions that I get is "What is the best fishing kayak under....[Insert price HERE]", so I decided to do this video to talk about the best kayak under $500 that is still a quality kayak that will not fail on you, will retain resale value, will cover a wide range of anglers and won't make you hate kayak fishing because you are miserable in the boat. Here is my answer to this very popular question. _____________________________________________________________________________ Learn more about KBF - http://www.kayakbassfishing.com/ JOIN Kayak Bass Fishing - http://www.kayakbassfishing.com/membership/ ------------------------------ PLEASE TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS -------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUBSCRIBE - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=KayakBassinTV -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JOIN the KayakBassFishing NATION: http://kayak-bass-fishing-store.myshopify.com/products/2017-kbf-membership JOIN THE GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KayakBassFishing/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow KBF: Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/kayakbassfishing Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/kayakbassfishing Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/knotright SnapChat - KayakBassFish --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Send Fan Mail to: Chad Hoover 170 E Main St Suite D #128 Hendersonville, TN 37075 -------------------------------------------- For a comprehensive look at all things kayak fishing, check out The Kayak Fishing Blog - http://www.kayakfishingblog.com Learn more about kayak fishing at http://www.kayakbassfishing.com

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Last Frontier Channel
Last Frontier Channel - 2 years ago
Thought I heard Larry Vickers.. ; )
Dave Lindsey
Dave Lindsey - 2 years ago
I got mine in 2015, my first kayak. It's still my only kayak but after this year I will likely be looking to upgrade to a pedal-kayak. This has been an excellent starter boat but this model is already out of production so you're only going to find one like the kayak in the video for sale used. Which is fine, it's a sturdy craft and I think Chad made a good choice in presenting this boat as the best buy in its class.
Joe's Carp Adventures
Joe's Carp Adventures - 2 years ago
Thanks for making this. Looking for my first yak, and I'm definitely in that price range. Also looking at the Lifetime Tamarack Angler--only $250.
Trevor Harden
Trevor Harden - 2 years ago
Tamerak 100 is way better
Leonardo Herrera
Leonardo Herrera - 2 years ago
Chad Hoover i’ll add to his comment. The hauls are pretty much the same. The Tamarack comes with an in between the legs hatch. It’s seating area is more ergonomic. It comes with a rod holder on the right side which is much easier access than the center one on this one. It comes with every accessory this one has except for the extra pad eyes and anchor trolley. I added those for under $15 though. It comes with a paddle, and even though it’s cheap at $250 for the kayak you can afford a better one. Also, not everybody will want the anchor trolley on the left side, so you have that freedom to choose. It’s rugged, and customizable. The only complaint I have is that there are two scupper holes right behind the seat.
Chad Hoover
Chad Hoover - 2 years ago
Very insightful response. Care to elaborate how it is “way better”?
Michael Bills
Michael Bills - 2 years ago
If your boat isn't over 500 it is not safe and you will not catch fish
FlyfisherBob
FlyfisherBob - 2 years ago
What's your opinion on the Old Town Vapor 10 Angler? Thanks......
Jerry Griffin
Jerry Griffin - 2 years ago
I have a 12 foot field and stream eagle run I won in a sales contest while woring at dick's sporting goods. I have two fishing rod holders. It is a sit-in cam in color. I have fished in it for largemouth bass for the past eight years. I put a fish finder on it. It tracks very well and is considered a fast kayak. Even though it is fast with little effort, it does not have some features I believe are essentail for comfort and fishing. In effect, I reccomend a sit on with the adjustable sit. The seat is important since you need comfort and adjustments for your back. Also, a fiberglass Paden saves you alot of energy throughout the day.
Ryan Cranage
Ryan Cranage - 2 years ago
Has anyone put stabilizers/outriggers on there Perception Pescador? What ones specifically? My 8.0 doesn’t appear to have a level surface behind the seat to mount the stabilizers too.
David Terrell
David Terrell - 2 years ago
I have the pescador 14 footer and love it. I'm 6"4, 215 and can stand in it. If I had an elevated seat itd be easier to stand and sit tho but I love it.

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Kim Johnson
Kim Johnson - 2 years ago
Just pass you in hazen ar 0740 08/27
Andrews Trains
Andrews Trains - 2 years ago
are Sun Dolphin Boss 12' SS Sit-On Top/Stand-Up Angler Kayak any good
Kathryn Cobb
Kathryn Cobb - 2 years ago
Im debating on this or an acend 10 t witch one i need help
PaceMaker and Buttons 2023
PaceMaker and Buttons 2023 - 2 years ago
Chad, I'm 5'11" 235 first time thinking of buying a Kayak. I'll have some tackle with me on the Kayak. I would like to stand while fishing but want to know what your opinion for a first timer that's trying to keep the price down just in case Kayaking isn't for me. Also, trying to transport it inside my pickup bed so the length I'd like to keep around 10.5'
Eboneks Fishing
Eboneks Fishing - 2 years ago
Awesome. This is the one own. It's my very first kayak. I plan on upgrading later to one that I can stand and fish comfortably. Thst wont break the bank. I'm 250 lbs. Do you have any suggestions?
Clay Strickland
Clay Strickland - 2 years ago
Or for about $100 less, go to Academy Sports and get the exact same kayak re-branded as the Magellan Outdoors Origin.
SHAWN SIMAR
SHAWN SIMAR - 2 years ago
Why only one? The Acsend builds one for Bass Pro for $499 that’s pretty good and holds up to 400#
Daniel Looper
Daniel Looper - 2 years ago
I picked up the Sams club Weber 132 lifetime 30" wide kayak, is it possible to change the seat on kayaks and still keep them safe?
crazy observations
crazy observations - 2 years ago
Im glad im a little scrawny dude i can jump in about any poly boat and be alright.
ɟɟo ʞɔnɟ
ɟɟo ʞɔnɟ - 2 years ago
Turn on subtitles. The caption calls the channel Cake Boss TV. Lol

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Joshua Childers
Joshua Childers - 2 years ago
Good vid. I like the yaks that have the built in molded places to put your feet like this one. The ones that have the adjustable foot pegs, I don’t like so much bc you have to reach down constantly to adjust them or they could break!
David Minor
David Minor - 3 years ago
What about if I just want to do recreational and not fishing? I do have my eye on the 10 footer from Academy
Napoleon Pineda
Napoleon Pineda - 3 years ago
Best fishing kayak is the one each person owns....with the special touches of course
Terrence McLaughlin
Terrence McLaughlin - 3 years ago
Thanks for the good info., very helpful!
Bobby Bullock
Bobby Bullock - 3 years ago
I actually just bought this exact same make and model kayak from someone on fb marketplace. I'm trying to find out some more info about it and other people's mods that they've done but everytime i search for perception pescador i get results that show i guess the more updated version of the kayak. Any specific search terms to look for or could anyone give me the model number?
Dont Horn That Fish
Dont Horn That Fish - 2 years ago
Bobby Bullock look up wilderness tarpon 100...its the same mold but the perception doesn't have the locking hatches seat or rail system.
Bob Cannon
Bob Cannon - 3 years ago
I built a simple pvc cart to wheel around my pescador 10 for right around $40 to keep the bottom healthy for the years to come. Great kayak!
beaR
beaR - 3 years ago
If you wait, dicks always has a yak sale every year. I want to say the last week of may or something like that, anyways. You can get the talon 12 (12ft 6in) for under $500 and then if u dont have their credit card, apply and or purchase it with the credit card for an additional 10% off on top of the sale price. Got mine for $384 total out the door. I cant remember exactly the promotion they were running, but i had to buy another $20 of stuff to get the 6 month same as cash no interest deal on the card. Totally worth it. Great yak! The seat and the trolling holder were garbage, but still.
Marvin Lashley
Marvin Lashley - 3 years ago
I noticed the Magellan Outdoors Origin 12 at Academy for under 500. Looks EXACTLY like the Pescador 12. (Certaily the same mold.) Any differences in thickness, etc.?
Patasaurus Rex
Patasaurus Rex - 3 years ago
Has anyone familiar with the Perception pescador had any experience with the Magellan Origin from Academy Sports? I swear they look like the exact same mold and have the same feel except the Pescador has flush mount rod holders and the Magellan has the rod holders molded in. I wonder what other generic and store brands Perception makes.
Scott Hull
Scott Hull - 3 years ago
thanks for the info

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Caught it Outdoors
Caught it Outdoors - 3 years ago
Who would drag any kayak!???
ddabney67
ddabney67 - 3 years ago
Nice video! I converted a WS 14' family truckster tandem into a fishing yak and I like the room but I am ready to upgrade to a foot powered because my shoulders can't take the paddling
David Smith
David Smith - 3 years ago
Looking to buy a fishing Kayak. Thanks for the info. I'll check out the rest of your videos. Are most fishing Kayaks the Sit on Top type? And if so, why?
DeVon Hargrove
DeVon Hargrove - 3 years ago
I'm in the market to get a kayak..I'm 5'10..26O..I fish ponds, reservoirs,and gonna be doing some river fishing with some buddies who already has kayaks..what other brands you consider under $1000 for someone my size?
NateTheGamer YT
NateTheGamer YT - 3 years ago
One with a fish finder? How much you think I should offer? And it would be my first kayak
Fishing The Odds
Fishing The Odds - 3 years ago
emotion stealth angler 10 kayak is much like this kayak but i find the emotion to satisfy my kayaking!
John Jasper
John Jasper - 3 years ago
I am fishing out of a pelican apex 100 that someone put rod holders on.My wife bought it for me (with no knowledge of kayaks and cheap) for our first anniversary. Definitely limits the water I feel safe fishing.
Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson - 3 years ago
Thanx bro, I have really enjoyed my Perception Striker......
JDFISHING 79
JDFISHING 79 - 3 years ago
Hey Chad nice vid buddy! Can u add a captains chair and fish finder on this boat?
ciscolive22
ciscolive22 - 3 years ago
Thank you sir for the video! My best friend has the 12ft model and he loves it! Hopefully I will be getting one soon, but not until my better half let's me.lol Keep the videos coming.
northwestwoodsmen
northwestwoodsmen - 3 years ago
My big butt and gear can't find a kayak for under 1400 to 1700.
I bought my first kayak about 2 years ago a feelfree lure 13.5
Bought my second one this year a ocean kayak big game 2. I bought both because if capacity. Now looking at number 3 because I need to do some long range paddling and camping. My next kayak will be the nocanoe hybrid...
Fat Guy Outdoors
Fat Guy Outdoors - 3 years ago
Hey Chad, I just wanted to say as a guy looking to jump in on a kayak. Thanks for your "best kayak for" videos. As a dude built like you, so the price points are killing me. Hoping to in one by next June.
rylan kinnell
rylan kinnell - 3 years ago
I'm currently looking at the Perception hook angler. I like the idea of sitting inside and not getting too wet. Any feedback of this would be a good entry level fishing kayak as well?
Ninebears
Ninebears - 3 years ago
I would say yes. My first kayak was the Heritage Feather Lite Angler sit in. Never had a problem with it in the water. I used it in the St. John's River here in Jacksonville, FL. The Perception model is a lot better than my old Heritage and has a way better setup for fishing. Take it out a few times, get used to it and learn how it maneuvers - then set it up for fishing.
Larry Moffatt
Larry Moffatt - 3 years ago
Hey Rylan: I've been enjoying my sit-on-top Tarpon 100 for 8 years. Love fishing from it. Sponge golf balls are perfect for keeping water from burping up through any scupper holes. And the kayak bobs like a cork so I DO NOT get wet.
J-Day Fishing
J-Day Fishing - 3 years ago
The Vibe Yellowfin is a great kayak for the price.
The Great Fishing Adventure
The Great Fishing Adventure - 3 years ago
Good Video! I have the Perception Striker 11.5 500lb. weight rating. I bought it 4 years ago and it was my first and only kayak so far. It was $500.00 from Dick's Sporting Goods and it would have to be my choice in best kayak for the money. I have no problem standing up in it, comes with 4 flush rod holders behind the seat, and it can hold a ton of stuff.

I think the most important thing is to not drag your kayak.

Great videos! I live on the cheaper side of fishing, as well as a bunch of other people, so I appreciate you giving us these types of videos! This is a prime example that you don't need to be made of money to enjoy fishing and get out on the water! Tight Lines Chad!
Spencer Zumwalt
Spencer Zumwalt - 2 years ago
I just picked up that same kayak used a few weeks ago. Only took it for a test run so far but it seems like a good yak to start with.
Charles Kappes
Charles Kappes - 3 years ago
I have a dreaded sun dolphin journey 10. I like my boat a lot. I have modified it to fit my needs. I'm 5'8 and 180lbs and it is stable, carries my gear easily.
Stephen Williams
Stephen Williams - 3 years ago
Chad, good video for a great subject! Remember when we were growing up and the fishing was so simple? It was great! I try to teach people that they don't have to spend $thousands$ to be kayak anglers... There are many great kayaks (premium brands) for less than $800. Your informative, instructional videos are an asset to our sport. Thank you!
regression
regression - 3 years ago
For those of us that prefer sit-IN yaks, I highly recommend the Old Town Vapor 10 Angler. Had mine for over 3 years now and it has held up very well. And I use it A LOT (25-30 hours/3-4 excursions a week during the summer months) and am not gentle with it. I drag it, drop it, throw it, etc. No dents or breaks. Stable, tracks well, footpegs are solid and have a wide range, and light enough for a scrawny guy like me to carry it without getting hurt.
regression
regression - 3 years ago
As for paddle drip, if you get a paddle with 90-degree notches cut on the bottom inside of the blade, the water will hit that edge and drop straight down, instead of running towards your hands. Check them out, they're great.
Terry McCormick
Terry McCormick - 3 years ago
I've fished from an OT Vapor Angler 10 a lot. As you said, it is super stable and is also pretty good at keeping things dry (minus a little paddle drip). That's an important advantage in colder wx or cold water. I got my 10 before I ended up with 3 hip replacements. Being in my 70s and over 200lbs, it got harder and harder to get in and out of a cockpit. I would joke that I would "fall in and crawl out". Actually, it wasn't really a joke. Embarrassing.
I gave the 10 to my daughter and her hubby and am now searching for a SOT. Thanks Chad for pointing out the pluses and minuses on the Pescador!
bass 132 Fishing
bass 132 Fishing - 3 years ago
I recently dumped all of my high end yaks and decked out a $198 sit in from a local store. I love it. Feels good getting back to basics after all these years.
Ziegmont
Ziegmont - 3 years ago
Very informative and well done Chad. I'm still not into a yak yet, but learning more on what to & not to do. Thanks.

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Underfighter73
Underfighter73 - 3 years ago
Nice info! Please review the Vibe Yellow fin 100. Thanks.
Yak Motley
Yak Motley - 3 years ago
Great video! Its a great kayak !
Tom Overbey
Tom Overbey - 3 years ago
I was gonna get that one but i purchaseed a ascend fs 10 at bass pro shop because of the seat. I hv been very happy so far. It costs 569.00 so its a little over the 500 price range but i think its a quality yak if u can save bit more money gd video chad
H Alan Fones
H Alan Fones - 3 years ago
Only problem can't find scupper plugs.  My wife got the Pro on sale for under 500.  She loves the boat.
Jennifer
Jennifer - 3 years ago
I have that boat and used yellow foam golf balls as plugs. Work great! you can find them at Wally or any sporting goods store. Only around $4 for 6!
Mike Rohn
Mike Rohn - 3 years ago
Capacity?
Forest Hunt
Forest Hunt - 3 years ago
The 12s are 350 capacity
Justin Black
Justin Black - 3 years ago
I have the Perception Striker 11.5 Angler and it is $499 at Dicks and you can stand up! Also two levels of seat. Great Starter Angler Kayak.
Jerry Krabe
Jerry Krabe - 2 years ago
+justin black Does the Striker track as bad as some folks say it does? Looks like you could get tired pretty quick paddling that beast. Thanks!
EH Celikok
EH Celikok - 3 years ago
I fish out of the 8 foot version
Ron Kilpatrick
Ron Kilpatrick - 3 years ago
How much weight can it handle?
Eduardo Sandoval
Eduardo Sandoval - 3 years ago
Great review, I'm just getting into kayak fishing, I'm considering getting a kayak for my 7 yr old son as well, do you have any recommendations?
Johnny Blaze
Johnny Blaze - 3 years ago
thanx Chad:)
TACMAC407
TACMAC407 - 3 years ago
I have the pescador12 and it’s my first kayak. Love it. Took it out on the banana river here in Florida and caught some catfish and trouts. Very good boat but when I bought mine I got it for $400 on sale so just watch for the sales!
Miguel Angel
Miguel Angel - 3 years ago
i just bought a Lifetime Tamarak Angler Kayak 10ft its good for $340
Robert Gass
Robert Gass - 2 years ago
Good boat that doesn't get enough love.
FIRE8IRD780
FIRE8IRD780 - 3 years ago
Miguel Angel how is it I’m considering starting kayak fishing but I don’t want to spend a lot so the tamarack is in my consideration
Hector Padilla JR
Hector Padilla JR - 3 years ago
Can someone short stand in the 12 ft model?
Zachary Shappell
Zachary Shappell - 3 years ago
hey chad I'm 6'5, 300 pounds and am looking for a kayak under $1000 that I can stand in and fish comfortably, I have a few ideas on what setup might be best for me but if you have any recommendations for me since we're both big guys it would be a huge help.
Kathy Matheny
Kathy Matheny - 3 years ago
nucanoe flint is coming in january. $1000 price point. weight capacity is a big question though...ranges from 375-425. if u could swing a $1300 price tag, the nucanoe frontier10 has a 500lb weight capacity and a customizable layout that you can add to/grow into over the years. thinkin about trading my lure for a flint to try out some river rapids fishing.
Matthew Pawloski
Matthew Pawloski - 3 years ago
Zachary Shappell . I recommend the F&S Shadow Caster. You can get for $750 every other week on sale. it's made by Feel free and it's an awesome value.
Killian Mcglaughn
Killian Mcglaughn - 3 years ago
You can stand up I caught a seven ponder while standing up in one
Will Gantt
Will Gantt - 3 years ago
I have the 12 and it’s great hasn’t let me down yet
Michael Nuss
Michael Nuss - 3 years ago
Let's see a video on the cheapest yak that you can stand up in while fishing!
nicholas flick
nicholas flick - 3 years ago
Michael Nuss that would depend more on the person balance.
Greg Miller
Greg Miller - 3 years ago
I agree the Pescador for the price point is a great boat. The wife has the 12 and the daughter has the 10 and I on occasion paddle them both. Ther Wilderness Systems Ride series are a nice step up.
Bolinsky Bassin
Bolinsky Bassin - 3 years ago
Field and stream eagle talon 12 is a great kayak but Chad isn't sponsored by them so it won't ever be said
Dalcho F. Baileygroup
Dalcho F. Baileygroup - 2 years ago
field & stream is a closet anti 2nd amendment outfit. I purchase NOTHING from them! Doubts? Google it.
Luther East
Luther East - 3 years ago
Chad Hoover what are your thoughts on the Ascend kayaks sold by BPS
Patasaurus Rex
Patasaurus Rex - 3 years ago
Screw Field and Stream and Dicks. Garbage brand from a garbage big box retailer.
Zach Simon
Zach Simon - 3 years ago
It’s also not under $500
A B
A B - 3 years ago
jChannel1111 sure it would. Used it would probably go for $350
Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson - 3 years ago
BrianDoesThings ! 4 years ago I bought my youngest son the Talon and his has been great, he's 15 now and still loves it. I purchased the Perception Striker due to its weight capacity and it has performed flawlessly.
jChannel1111
jChannel1111 - 3 years ago
Also, I own the Eagle Talon and it sells for $549 which puts it out of the price point for this video.
Bolinsky Bassin
Bolinsky Bassin - 3 years ago
Thanks for the info chad!
philod902
philod902 - 3 years ago
Know what Brian DOESN'T do? Post helpful videos! Full disclosure, I don't either; but, I don't troll people who do.
Chad Hoover
Chad Hoover - 3 years ago
+BrianDoesThings ! It's made by FeelFree under a private label contract. Dicks doesn't "make" it.
Bolinsky Bassin
Bolinsky Bassin - 3 years ago
I didn't mean it negatively.. and the eagle talon is made by field and stream who is owned by dicks
Chad Hoover
Chad Hoover - 3 years ago
+BrianDoesThings ! That's a BS statement. I talk about all kinds of stuff that I'm not sponsored by. I'm not sponsored to promote Perception, I bought that kayak for the kids. I owned one of the most successful shops in the country for several years and I sold FeelFree who makes the Eagle Talon. So, so do a little research before you question or attack someone's credibility.
Richard B
Richard B - 3 years ago
Pescador is a great entry level kayak. Tracks and paddles well.
My first kayak was a Lifetime Manta 2.5 tandem (also sold as the Lifetime Sport Fisher)--doesn't track or paddle very well but I found it for under $300 when Sports Authority was closing them out. Still love it and use it from time to time. Great kayak to experiment with and modify to find your fishing style (what you want and don't want in a nicer kayak)
RandyMarsh
RandyMarsh - 3 years ago
Just looked at Perceptions website and it looks like they changed the Pescador 10 quite a bit this year. This years model has adjustable foot pegs, gear tracks, a replaceable skid plate, molded-in handles and a bigger front hatch. Looks a lot more like the Pro models now. Really looks like some great changes.
John Kish
John Kish - 3 years ago
Currently fishing out of a Field and Stream eagle Run 12 and other than the seat it’s not terrible but definitely want to upgrade to a sit on top soon
Kayak Chris
Kayak Chris - 3 years ago
Nice video. Gotta respect a former WS design for sure, those guys know what they are doing.
Chris DeWitt
Chris DeWitt - 3 years ago
I started in the perception striker 11.5 which is very similar but has a different hull that is stable enough to stand in. It was $500.
Brad Langley
Brad Langley - 3 years ago
This is off subject for this video but could you do a video on portaging the larger fishing kayaks? If you've already done one just point me in the right direction. I fish a small river with a lot of downed trees and have to pull out and go around a lot. Just wondering if you have some tips and tricks to make it easier. Thanks again for all the info you share and keep up the good work!!
Chad Hoover
Chad Hoover - 3 years ago
+Brad Langley I have done one, but I also have another one coming. Check out the videos
From Canada, the portaging Tips are in them.
Kenny Hood
Kenny Hood - 3 years ago
Great video Chad!
Adrian Warfield
Adrian Warfield - 3 years ago
What are your thoughts on the future beach 126
Jonathan Scavelli
Jonathan Scavelli - 3 years ago
I'm tellling you guys spend a little more then 500 and get the Emotion stealth pro angler which retails anywhere from 600 to 800 depending on where you get it. It is so damn sturdy i can stand move around with ease. Comes with an awesome seat lawn chair style and just overall is a solid yak a lot of room in it very open. I can fit a blackpak box in it with more room for other gear. Has pre drilled threaded holes to put a skeg. Overall as my first decent kayak I cant tell u how happy I am with it. Hope this helps someone out.
Liams House
Liams House - 3 years ago
I got the tarpon 100 and love it,cant stand and cast like you said but, it's my first and I think your assessment is spot-on I put a hook5 on it, a crate and I'm fishing.
Harley Barnett
Harley Barnett - 3 years ago
would you recommend the bonafide ss127 for someone just starting out that fishes a lot from the bank and needs something to get out on the water with
Saltwater Saddle Tramp
Saltwater Saddle Tramp - 3 years ago
I really think the best two boats for the money are the Perception Pescador Pro 110/120 and the Pelican Catch 110/120. Yes they are slightly more money than your $500.00 yak but worth every penny. In either case you get a good solid comfortable FISHING kayak on a working mans budget.
Brian Richard
Brian Richard - 3 years ago
For another $200 you can get the Perception Pescador Pro with stadium seating and a much better platform for fishing. I love mine.
Matthew Wallace
Matthew Wallace - 3 years ago
I'm buying this one
Chris Salas
Chris Salas - 3 years ago
I got a pescador 12 angler and I love it
inthechains86
inthechains86 - 3 years ago
I bought the pro120 after several months of researching. It's a couple hundred more, but I LOVE it.
Dayton Pedrick
Dayton Pedrick - 3 years ago
I think you should do a video on your top 5 best fishing kayaks and do another video on things to look for in a good fishing kayak.
Chad Hoover
Chad Hoover - 3 years ago
+Dayton Pedrick it's coming next week
Midwest Mike
Midwest Mike - 3 years ago
I remember looking at that kayak. I ended up getting the Ascend D10T for its open layout and width because it is stupid stable!
Jonathan Jacobs
Jonathan Jacobs - 3 years ago
I have had one for the last two years love it. Lowrance elite 4 with dsi pvc rod holder mod awesome boat got three yes three for 500 on Craigslist. My brother sold the other two for 400 each. Very stable light and fast.
Craig Mize
Craig Mize - 3 years ago
I have the Tarpon 120 , looks real similar . Great boat , we even launch crab boxes in the bay , if it gets too rough just hang your feet over the sides , real stable .
Dont Horn That Fish
Dont Horn That Fish - 2 years ago
Craig Mize the pescador is just the older molds WS passed down, along with a pretty plain layout. I sold my 120 recently to help fund a bigger boat for more offshore fishing.
b.s.fishing
b.s.fishing - 3 years ago
Good stuff as always Chad, looking forward to the rest of the series like this!
Leonardo Lugo
Leonardo Lugo - 3 years ago
Pescador was my first kayak I donate to my daughter and still ahead without problems now I got a old town pdl and I still love ride the pescador
FishingTheGardenState
FishingTheGardenState - 3 years ago
i have the perception swifty angler version. how would you compare the two
Tommy Clift
Tommy Clift - 3 years ago
looks like a good starter kayak - thanks for the great info.
Headwaters Kayak
Headwaters Kayak - 3 years ago
Solid boat and a solid price. Love your point about disposable kayaks, more people need to hear that.
acnjshink
acnjshink - 3 years ago
Chad,

Good info, I'm not sure of the best #FishingKayak under $500.00 but from your breakdown I would say this one will have to rank up their. I will speak on things to consider when purchasing your first kayak is the ease of getting on water will keep you hooked on #KayakFishing. Choose one that you can transport easily. store easily and handle many different #KayakFishing situations,these three things will keep beginer #KayakAnglers on the water.
Brandon Kyle Mckibben
Brandon Kyle Mckibben - 3 years ago
Nice this was my first kayak. I still have it cause its still just a good yak to keep for a buddy yak. Still love that yak. Light weight and paddles great.
Donald Dehm
Donald Dehm - 3 years ago
Good review Chad. I always liked the Tarpon kayaks. Perception didn't change much at all as far as design, just added some features. These are great starter fishing kayaks and has good all around ratings. The 10 footers don't track as well as the 12, but they are stable and comfortable enough for most entry level guys and gals. Good tips about the dry bag, we all have to learn that lesson at some time.
I wish the seat was a bit more padded on the bottom, but all-in-all, these are really great boats for the price.
L M Fishing
L M Fishing - 3 years ago
Good video! Lots of helpful advice. I like what I heard you say one time though " buy your second kayak first". And I know alot of people can't afford to do that but it really hit home for me and was the best choice for me in the end.
HypoLuxa13
HypoLuxa13 - 3 years ago
Yep, I have a standard, non-angler Pescador 10 and added my own rod holders. My first yak for fishing after being a canoe guy for a long time. I like it a lot, especially for the price I got it for. Next mod will be an anchor trolley. :)
sonny brassfield
sonny brassfield - 3 years ago
I put a keel guard on mine and it works great.

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Aaron Miller
Aaron Miller - 3 years ago
Please please please do more like this kind of video with different price points and with the different features!!! Loved it
Rhett Mashburn
Rhett Mashburn - 3 years ago
yessss
acnjshink
acnjshink - 3 years ago
Other than gear specifically rated for the salt, it's all about getting that salt water off the gear after using it.
Aaron Miller
Aaron Miller - 3 years ago
Is there much of difference in gear for saltwater fishing and freshwater ?? I’m just getting into this kayak fishing this year
Chad Hoover
Chad Hoover - 3 years ago
+Aaron Miller got several coming
Taylor Anderson
Taylor Anderson - 3 years ago
I bought a Pescador 10 for river/creek fishing when I upgraded to the Radar 135. I think the Pescador is a great small kayak to start with. I chose the Pescador over the Ascend 10T cause I valued it's lighter weight and more dry storage over standability and a nicer seat. The Ascend is another one to look at for a price of $550.
Hooked On Jesus Kayak Angler with Dennis Shields
Hooked On Jesus Kayak Angler with Dennis Shields - 3 years ago
another really nice starter kayak for around that price is the Pelican Catch 110 NXT that comes out soon I have the 120 got it for just $549 with a 25% off at Dunham's Sporting. it's been a really nice ride for the first time Yak and I can stand up for a little bit to stretch and readjust. Nice video though I just want to say that after buying a less expensive kayak I wish I would have saved up and gotten a kayak with the most stability and fish ability, but if you don't have the money for that like you said there's some decent starters out there. God bless and keep casting brother.
kidman2505
kidman2505 - 3 years ago
I ended up with a Future Beach Voyager 124si angler for 180. A local sporting goods store had been running specials on them for a while. I had wanted something more around 500 however family issues arose and money had to be diverted to that. However I'm actually pretty surprised and pleased thus far as a 6' 185lb guy. When sales come this winter I'll cop a better kayak and still have this one around to get both my brother and me out on the lake together.
The Pescador was definitely on the list, along with some of the Ascend models (bps is super close to me).
Travis Hall
Travis Hall - 3 years ago
I have a slightly older perception access 11.5. Picked it up used for $275 WHICH was really cheap. It hasn't even been on the water. It's a very comfortable, stable (not enough to stand) boat. It tracks exceptionally well and is pretty fast. I love it. But I would live to have the larger Pescador. It may be my next boat
Michael Miers
Michael Miers - 3 years ago
I usually stay far away from black Friday sales, but it is in around the corner. Academy's black Friday sale allowed me to get my first kayak for $400 regularly $600 (12ft emotion angler) for the person on a budget itching to Kayak fish you may want to watch big box store ads.
Daniel Merrifield
Daniel Merrifield - 3 years ago
I wish I had had a $500 budget to get started. I bought a kayak that was underrated for my weight. I had to plug the scupper holes. I only did the front ones. I need to do the back too, because all my gear gets wet. I've tipped a couple times, too. It's one thing to get off the bank, but it's another to do it by taking a swim in a cold lake...
Kris Kinsvater
Kris Kinsvater - 3 years ago
Love the break down of the boat. I am shopping for two kayaks for my wife and I. I think this one will probably work for her, but I am looking for something to be able to stand up in. The other problem....I'm 6'2" and about 375 right now. Any recommendations on which style or brand I should be looking at?
Spencer Minyard
Spencer Minyard - 3 years ago
I am new to kayak fishing and rushed into my first kayak. I got a sit in type. Looking back, I wish I would have been patient and saved more for a sit on with the ability to stand. I am still able to fish and enjoy the water though. That is the most important part. Will upgrade at a later date!
M&M Taxidermy
M&M Taxidermy - 3 years ago
I like my pescador 10. Great starter boat. Great video!!!

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