Kayaking as a Pet Sport
Who says the only thing you can do with your dog is go for a walk or play fetch? Kayaking and paddling are fun activities for a hot day with your dog, especially if your dog enjoys being out on the open sea or going for a swim. But before you take the plunge, make sure both you and your dog are ready for such a voyage. Go through our checklist to make sure you and your best friend are prepared for your kayak expedition.
Is your dog well-behaved? Above all else, this is rule one. A well-disciplined hound will be a better kayaker than an unruly one. Plus, if your dog is not the biggest fan of water, they may become anxious or rambunctious. Still, even if your dog is not nautical by nature, a well-trained dog in their owner’s company can find peace and relaxation during kayaking and paddling.
The Perception Pescador 12 is a higher-end sport and recreational kayak that comes equipped with features for the avid fisher-person. No need to purchase two boats when the Perception Pescador 12 pulls double duty.
Whether you are a competitive angler or you just want to have some fun with the family on the weekend, the Pescador 12 should meet your needs quite well. In this Perception Pescador 12 review, we will examine this particular brand and model of kayak in terms of quality, durability, speed, maneuverability and price.
The Pescador is a sit-on hard shell model that is 12 feet in length and weighs about 50 pounds. Scupper plugs in the floorboard allow you to quickly drain water that splashes into the boat. A center hatch dry storage compartment situated between your legs so you can access your cell phone, keys and dry box as you paddle. You can quickly adjust the foot brace clamps while in motion.
A sealed front hatch can accommodate a soft ice chest for the fish you reel in. The boat is outfitted with standard angling equipment that includes both a Scotty Baitcaster and a flush mount rod holder to keep your rods situated and secure. You can also stash two fully rigged rods in the ample bow storage. A paddle rest that doubles as yet another rod holder is molded into the body.
An anchor is a necessity with the Pescador if you will be fishing in salt water. Otherwise, you will constantly fight to stay stationary in the water, especially if you are battling current. Fortunately, the Perception Pescador 12 Angler ships with a complete anchor kit.
Rumors are circulating on various review sites that the Pescador 12 is simply a rebranded Wilderness Tarpon 120, which is a favorite of experienced yakkers but sold at a much higher price point. This rumor is quite possibly true because both Perception and Wilderness are owned by the parent company, Confluence. This assertion increases the value and attractiveness of the Pescador 12 even more.