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Perception Search 13.0 Angler Fishing Kayak-Red

  • Exolar hyper-resin polyethylene
  • Bow, stern, & side carry handles, Comfort Seating System
  • Adjustable Keepers foot brace system, Dual paddler keepers
  • Tank well w/ rigging, Large oval dual density bow hatch
  • Center 6″ day hatch, Two flush mount rod holders

Product Description
Perception Kayaks Search 13.0 Angler Sit-on-Top Fishing Kayak – Find out what versatility means in the sit-on-top kayak designed for adventurous paddlers. The Perception Search 13.0 is packed with features and gear storage options so you can take it all with you. You can check out a swimming hole and climb back on, ride the surf, bring the fishing gear, the dog, or just stretch your legs and relax in comfort. The bow is very buoyant, giving it superior performance in the surf. Scupper tubes in the seat and foot area quickly drain any water that may enter the boat. The stern of the boat features a tank well that is closer to the seat area than previous Perception kayaks, giving easy access to stowed gear. A large bow hatch and smaller center hatch provide additional storage areas. A molded seat with adjustable padded backrest provides excellent support and comfort. The Search kayak is engineered with speed and tracking in mind, but with a focus on stability that beginners will appreciate. For recreational paddlers looking for performance in a smooth ride, the search is over!

Perception Search 13.0 Angler Fishing Kayak-Red

Perception Kayaks For Fishing?

While Perception kayaks aren’t typically known for kayak fishing, and they actually don’t even supply any rigging necessary for a great day on the water, through the manufacturer, the fact still remains that you can easily modify these fine boats, for an excellent time, as long as you have the patience, and the ingenuity. We recently did a review on 3 of the best kayak fishing models, that can easily have accessories attached, and be applied to practically any type of fishing that you are going to be doing.

From pond fishing, and slow moving creeks, or small lakes, to saltwater marshes, and even deep sea, offshore saltwater fishing, there is a Perception kayak model available for all types of kayak fishing enthusiasts. Finding these types of kayaks for sale can often be a tough time though, especially if you are determined to find one already rigged, and trying to save money. These criteria present quite a few obstacles, that many anglers are going to find out, is just not available. You can either find a used Perception kayak for sale, that doesn’t have any rigging, or you can find a brand new Perception model, that is fully rigged for kayak fishing.

The length, and width of these boats make them incredibly maneuverable, while still allowing for ample storage space. They are also constructed of heavy duty composite plastics, and even carbon fiber, or kevlar, to increase their durability even further. Cheaper model kayaks will begin fading, and losing their color over time, while the durable plastic that Perception uses for will continue glistening for years to come, even from harsh saltwater and the bright sun abusing it day in, and day out. If you had been on the fence about whether or not to consider Perception kayaks for your fishing purposes, then you may want to think about them again, because they really do the job, well.

Perception Kayak – Best Fishing Kayaks

Perception Kayak Bimini 15.0 is a highly sought after model, mainly for the length of the boat. Because this kayak comes in at a little over 15 feet long, it provides incredibly straight, and accurate tracking, while minimizing the effort required to propel the boat forward. The Bimini 15.0 weighs in at a hefty 69 pounds, which means that you may end up needing a kayak trailer, or cart to tote the craft from the shore, to the water. This sit on top does provide scupper holes, which will allow you to run a small, fashioned kayak trailer, with a set of wheels, for ease of moving. At only 28 inches wide, the stability on this boat is going to feel much tippier than other, wider models of kayaks.

The Perception Kayak Illusion is slightly shorter than the Bimini, coming in at 14 feet, 5 inches long. This provides as much speed, and gliding distance as the Bimini, but because it is shorter, it’s beam width to length ratio is greatly improved. This means that it is not going to feel near as tippy as the Bimini, but will still provide you with the same amount of speed. It also weighs nearly 12 pounds less than the Bimini, which provides a much easier time moving it around.

If you are looking for a simple pond boat, the Perception Kayak Sundance 12.0 comes in at slightly over 12 feet long, with a 28 inch wide beam. The lower center of gravity provided by sit inside kayaks means that you won’t feel near as uncomfortable while moving around, than a narrow, long sit on top model. At only 49 pounds, this boat is incredibly easy to move around, and the 12 foot length provides reliable tracking, and glide once you have completed your paddle strokes.