Perception Pescador Pro 10 Fishing Kayak Review

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The Perception Pescador Pro 10 fishing kayak is a superior paddle kayak. The smaller sister to the Pescador Pro 12,  it features an adjustable mesh seat that offers optimal comfort for long days on the water with a maximum weight limit of 325 lbs.

Fishermen will appreciate a necessary balance of stability and speed with exceptional maneuverability in coastal waters, rivers, lakes, and ponds. The boat is masterfully constructed in the United States, with a unique one-piece design that ensures leak-proof performance. An open storage area is available on both ends to carry fishing gear, a cooler, and any other accessories necessary on the water.

Pros: Perception Pescador Pro 10

Starting from the basic design of the single-piece, handcrafted vessel, Perception Kayaks seems to have a firm grasp of the desires of fishermen. Anglers of every skill level must be able to trust in the safety and durability of their kayak before heading out onto the water. Beginner pedal kayakers can feel confident guiding this extremely easily maneuverable vessel, even if it's their first time in a kayak. The hull is broad and deep to provide exceptional stability and tracking, and it's easy to guide through calm waters. Each product has a unique identification number to verify compliance with the safety standards of the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Pescador 10 is seamless and leak-proof, and it features a replaceable skid plate to prevent unnecessary wear when dragging the kayak. It is impressively light at 57 lbs, and easy for a single person to transport to the water without help. Coming in at length just over 10ft, the kayak can easily fit into the back of most trucks or secured to the top for effortless transportation.

Comfort is essential to anyone that plans to spend any significant amount of time in their kayak. Whether fishing for leisure or sport, the adjustable mesh seat is one of the best products available for the job. It's similar to a lawn chair with breathable mesh and adjustment options that will adequately accommodate any size. In the upright and raised position, it's easy to get a great cast. Anglers can also lower the seat for safe paddling and recline as needed to prevent back and neck pain.

While storage space is typically very limited in a pedal kayak,  the Pescador Pro 10 has incredible storage options that are perfect for fishing with all the accessories. The maximum weight capacity of 325lb is adequate for a larger paddler and many of the necessary items that would be desired while out fishing. A spacious storage area in the back features bungee lashings to secure a tackle box, cooler, buckets, and other more substantial items that may be needed throughout the day. The front storage has a removable mesh covering to keep smaller items safe from direct sunlight, and 2-rod holders are molded into the kayak design. In the center console area is enough space for a fish finder, GPS, radio, or other devices that should be kept within a reachable distance.

Cons: Perception Pescador Pro 10

While the Perception Pescador Pro 10 is great in calm waters, it is not suitable in all conditions and situations. We've found that anything over 2-foot waves to be too much to take the kayak out in.

The seat design that puts paddlers on top of the kayak can be a disadvantage in colder weather due to a lack of protection. Harsh winds and sporadic rain are conditions that would be absolutely miserable for fishing. There is inadequate room for any protective covering so planning ahead for good weather is imperative.

There are so limitations as far as the onboard storage in such a compact space, with rod holders that only accommodate 2 poles. For some of our other pedal kayaks, such as the BKC, it has a mold for three rods.

Perfect Fit

No kayak on the market is going to be perfect for every single person, but the Perception Pescador Pro 10 is easily one of the most versatile for a single person. Not only is it easy to transport to the desired location, but the kayak can also be easily taken to the water alone at only 10 ft and such a low total weight. The removable scratchpad protects from damage when dragging, and this accessory is easily replaceable when it gets too worn. Storage is adequate for a fishing day, with every space maximized for a variety of gear.

The kayak is equipped with an excellent mesh seat that stands above many competitors for comfort and versatility. It is meant to be adjusted to accommodate paddling, casting, or relaxing while waiting on the next big catch. The entire seat is removable for easy cleaning or to be used on dry land for anglers that camp. Mesh material allows for airflow when sitting to ensure optimal comfort on the warmer days out on the water.

Overall, the many advantages like compact size, convenience of transportation, superior buoyancy, and all-day comfort make the Perception Pescador Pro 10 one of the best fishing kayaks that money can buy. A beginner that is new to kayaking will have a fun time getting the hang of guiding this type of vessel, and those with experience will enjoy the ease of maneuverability to a great fishing spot. It's great for anglers of any skill level that prefer to spend long hours out on calm waters, such as a pond or lake.

Final Verdict

We would have no issue recommending the Perception Pescador Pro 10 to anyone that is looking for an incredible kayak to take on their next fishing trip. It's great for solo fishermen that want to go out into the water without the hassle of towing a trailer and launching a boat. The design is compact but maximizes options for storing all the necessities, and the seating is more than adequate for staying cool and comfortable during a day trip on calm waters.

See you on the water!

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