Picked up the Perception Pescador Angler on sale for $399 and love it. Wanted something stable and easy to handle that my wife & kids will enjoy on the lake, but that I would also enjoy for fishing. This was just what I was looking for. It's super stable (you'd either have to try to tip it on purpose or take it in some pretty significant ocean chop to ever worry about going overboard), tracks really well, and is reasonably quick. I'm 6'2" and 215 lbs and this yak is a pleasure to use.
The construction is bomber, with quality components throughout. It's light enough for me to carry it and load/unload it on my car solo without much grief (approximately 60 lbs I think). I love the 4 carry handles - one on each end and one on each side - that make it easy to carry with one set of hands or two. Hatch covers fit tight, and I really like the small one in the seat where I can keep my phone & keys.
Possible cons: you'll ride wet unless you put plugs in the scupper holes and stay on calm water. That's the nature of the beast with sit on tops. Also, at 6'2" there isn't a lot of extra leg room left with the foot pegs set to their farthest positions. Especially taller paddlers might want to see how it feels before committing.
Overall, I love it. Easy enough to paddle for just about any user, stable, straight driving, and fast enough. Great yak at a reasonable price that will last for a long time.
I had/ have a Tarpon 100 and love it but it's slow & tracks like a short boat. the Pescador 12 is the same as the older Tarpon 120 , (call to the mfger assured me.) This boat is way faster, tracks fantastic, and is built to take abuse. I'm on Big river Big Rocks water, and couldn't ask for more. Still small enough to stuff in my 6 ft truck box and go. Plenty of room for gear or the Dog. I fly fish for Carp out of it, so need a stable platform, this meets all requirements. Never go wrong on this purchase.
The bottom is designed in such a way that it tracks wonderfully and I can finally keep up with the crowd without fighting for it. I can finally have that relaxed paddle I have been hoping for. The boat is very sturdy and the seat is comfortable. Love the deck in the back which is big enough to take the dog or a large cooler. Of the Perception Montour 11, Caster 12.5 and this Pescador 12, this one is by far my favorite for day touring!