Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5 out of 5 by usndvr79 A durable Kayak for fishing or camping
I have had the opportunity to use my new kayak 6 times at length in the Everglades and in the Key Largo Bayside Gulf. It exceeds my expectations.
I even carry my almost 3 year old son in his carseat strapped to the back.
The kayak paddles easy and fast. Most of all it is way more comfortable than either of my 2 older kayaks.
My older kayaks include a sit on top with a seat back and a tandem kayak with seats but low inside the hull. The cloth seat on the Angler is comfy and keeps my rear dry which is a large reason I looked at this kayak. It is way more economical for the average persons income than say a Hobie which is around $3000 plus tax.
I read a few reviews that said it is hard to turn. I did not find that at all. I would say it is average turning rate. The other complaint is that it is heavy. I cannot lie the thing is heavy. I plan on obtaining a cart to help me transport it from the truck to the water and back soon.
I would recommend this kayak.
March 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barry966 Awesome Kayak
I'm 6'3 280 lbs and this is an awesome Kayak! Great tracking and extremely comfortable! This is my first and last kayak. I purchased it after spending an entire afternoon in the store sitting in kayaks and weighting the pros and cons. Its extremely stable, great tracking and lots of storage.
I would definitely recommend this kayak! I love it
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Viper84 Amazing!
So I went to my local BassPro, and after a lot of researching I chose to purchase this FS12. I actually bought one for myself, and one for my girlfriend who fell in love with it upon just looking at it. I was able to finally take it out for the first time yesterday. Conditions were horrible, and fishing was next to impossible. However, for its first time out it was put to the test. I ended up on the white caps of Biscayne Bay, FL. I had the bow plowing into the water on each descent of about 1'-2' waves. There was just no stopping this thing. It does turn pretty sluggish, but as a lot of posts say it tracks VERY well. But for me I am not too concerned about sluggish turns, I would much rather have something that sticks well to a straight path. Also, I am a big guy. I am 6', at about 250lbs, that said I have a lot of room to move around. I attempted standing up, that was not for me. My balance is horrible, but maybe someone with better balance could do this. Only real issue, which is not even much of an issue for me, but it is 80lbs. As I said I am a big guy, but for someone smaller this might be an issue. Overall I could not be happier. I have used all kinds of kayaks, and this is the one for me.
June 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DirtyJersey A Great Kayak of the Money
I bought this kayak last year and thought it was time to write a review. Since we have had a mild winter, I was able to use it year round. I can't say enough about this kayak. I've used it in all types of water, from fresh to salt, lakes, rivers, inland waters and bays. I've fished for all types; from small pan fish to big blues. I've also crab from it and headed out in it to the mud banks to find clams and oysters.
The seat is the best thing about this kayak. On opening day, I was in the kayak from 5:30 a.m. to about 6:00 p.m. and not once did I have any pain. I even took an afternoon nab in it too.
The only thing I would say negative about the kayak is the weight and that's not even a big deal for me. If you have to put it on or in a car rack, then I would say it might take 2 people, but if you have a truck with a ladder rack or one of those bed extenders that fit in your hitch, then the weight is not going to be an issue.
April 29, 2012