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Best Pedal Drive Fishing Kayaks of 2021

Pedal Drive Fishing Kayaks are easily one of the fastest growing categories of watercraft in recent years. The idea of being hands-free while pedaling that kayak as opposed to paddling has been a game-changer. In just a few years, they've gone from a few models by a select number of innovative brands to today where you've got dozens of options from all leading kayak fishing manufacturers. Not only have the number of models increased, but the feature set and performance continues to improve.

And 2021 is no exception - it's a good year to be a kayak angler!


While the modern day pedal drive fishing kayak continues to evolve, the gap between your fishing kayak and your small fishing boat continues to shrink. But as the capabilities, features, drive system, and performance increase, so does the price. You can spend anywhere from $900 to $3,800 on a pedal-drive fishing kayak. So how do you evaluate your options and make a decision? Fortunately, your fellow paddlers and anglers have been pedaling along and sharing their experiences through reviews. By leveraging the reviews and experience that's been shared by thousands of your fellow paddlers, they've helped narrow those dozens upon dozens of options down to the best of the best.

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Factors to Consider When Buying a Pedal-Drive Fishing Kayak

There are tons of things to consider when buying a pedal-drive fishing kayak. Here are a few important factors to consider:

  • Stability - how stable is it going to be? Stable enough for all that fishing gear or stable enough for you to stand and fish?
  • Seating Comfort - regardless of whether or not you can stand in it, the question is, can you sit in for an entire day of fishing? And speaking of seats, do you just need one seat or is this a tandem fishing boat?
  • Maneuverability and Control - these pedal-drive systems are remarkable and will amaze you at the level of directional control and maneuverability. You can access those tough to reach fishing spots or stay on top of fish like never before.
  • Feature set and customization - everything from the pedal drive system itself to rod holders, rudder-control, motor-control, gear tracks, etc.
  • Read these pedal-drive fishing kayak reviews - you'll get a sense for all of the above factors and more. You'll probably even learn a thing or two that you hadn't even thought to consider!
  • Try it before you buy it. Research is key, but nothing beats getting on water with a boat. Talk to friends, borrow a boat, and contact your local retailer for a demo.

The best pedal-drive fishing kayak for you is going to be different than the next angler. And that's okay. You have to factor in everything from your experience, planned water types, durations, budget, and preferences. So use this list as a starting point. Get some ideas, read some reviews, look through the entire fishing kayak gear guide, maybe browse the message boards, talk to your local paddlesports retailer or paddling groups, and get out and try it before you buy it! And, of course, when you're done, be sure to help the next paddler in their search by submitting a review!

Your Review Matters

This list was based primarily on reviews from paddlers just like you. If you have paddled a pedal-drive fishing kayak, be sure to submit a review to inform others and have a voice in how this list is made.

Best Pedal Drive Fishing Kayaks of 2021

Mirage® Outback

by Hobie
12' 9"
Length
34"
Width (in)
85
Weight (lb)
$2,949
MSRP

A conversation about the best pedal-drive fishing kayak can't be had without mentioning the Hobie Mirage Outback. For over a decade, the Mirage has proven to be the fully-loaded fishing machine that is built for every conceivable fishing expedition, whether you’re prowling the ocean for monster gamefish or stalking bass in your favorite freshwater fishing hole.

Powered by the MirageDrive 180 with ARC Cranks + Kick-Up Turbo Fins – now standard on all Outbacks – this fine-tuned angling vessel is highly versatile, fast, quiet, and exceedingly nimble. Now featuring the Kick-Up Rudder system with dual steering capabilities, combating drift and navigating tight water has never been easier. While the classic Outback was a legend, the all-new Outback is truly legendary.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Mirage® Outback Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
(45 Consumer Reviews)

Outstanding design and…

Outstanding design and attention to deal. Well appointed with tie-on rails and hatches for a full day of fishing. Improved propeller fin design sold me on this kayak.

Sturdy hull. Will float if…

Sturdy hull. Will float if flipped. Several hatches. Outback is 34" wide, stable but slow. 16' Adventure is 29" wide & fast; 13'11" Revolution is 30" wide & medium-fast. Husb… read full review

I found it to be a stable…

I found it to be a stable performer - well suited for my requirements.

Mako 10

10' 4.4"
Length
35"
Width (in)
65.5
Weight (lb)
$1,199.99
MSRP

The Mako 10, or the Mako 12, all come with the new Impulse Drive pedal system, as well as in an angler version with Impulse Drive.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Mako 10 Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
(19 Consumer Reviews)

I bought my Mako 10 a couple…

I bought my Mako 10 a couple of months ago and have used it exclusively as a fishing kayak. I have been using fishing kayaks on rivers and lakes for 10 years and have 2 other… read full review

We purchased this for my…

We purchased this for my mother when she was diagnosed with Cancer for therapy. She loves it on the open water. It has been magnificent in how it's handled both in the lake a… read full review

Got to try my buddies Mako…

Got to try my buddies Mako 10. At 6'2" and 205 lbs. I was a bit concerned about stability. Stability was great, handling excellent. A very nice kayak!

Mirage® Pro Angler 12

by Hobie
12'
Length
36"
Width (in)
95
Weight (lb)
$3,739
MSRP

Dominate the water, fresh or salt. The Pro Angler 12 deploys all the big-boat fishing features of the ‘PA’ series on a 12-ft. long platform that fits neatly in the back of most any pickup truck. Or, for an even more spacious 14-foot platform, check out the Pro Angler 14.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Lowrance® Ready
  • Dual Steering
  • Two-Piece Paddle with On-Hull Storage
  • 8” Twist & Seal Hatch
  • Sail Mount
  • MirageDrive with ST Turbo Fins
  • Vantage ST Seating
  • Boa® System Lumbar Support
  • Horizontal Rod Storage for 4 Rods
  • Large Front Hatch with Removable Liner
  • Large Rectangular Hatch with Pivoting Tackle Management System
  • Retractable Rudder System
  • Under Seat Tackle Storage
  • 2 Plano® Tackle Boxes
  • 2 H-Rail Rod Racks
  • Molded-In Vertical Rod Storage

Mirage® Pro Angler 12 Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
(15 Consumer Reviews)

I have had a few sit in and…

I have had a few sit in and sit on kayaks. I decided I wanted a real fishing kayak. I talked with a friend that has a Hobie peddle drive and I took his 10ft outback out and I… read full review

Very useful

Very useful

I give this kayak 4 stars.…

I give this kayak 4 stars. This Hobie is a 2019 model. I enjoy fishing from it more than my sit in kayak. It is a very stable boat, one can very easily stand up. The 180 mira… read full review

Tempest 120P

by Hoodoo
12'
Length
33"
Width (in)
85
Weight (lb)
$1,199.99
MSRP

The HOODOO Tempest 120P offers the same great kayaking experience as the HOODOO Tempest 120 Hybrid, but with the added convenience of a pedal drive and hand controlled rudder system. So place the paddle in the paddle keeper, sit back in the ultra comfortable aluminum frame seat and cast away while pedaling into that perfect fishing spot. Boasting a true hybrid experience between an angler and a fast track kayak. Cut through the water with its streamlined, hydro-dynamic hull, or throw out a line and just relax. This uniquely-designed hull features a recessed hand controlled rudder system for pedaling with accurate control, increasing speed and reducing fatigue! This boat is one of size AND comfort offering quick and easy maneuverability on the water.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Additional Attributes

  • Scupper Plugs
  • 2 gear tracks,
  • 1 Drain Plug
  • 4 Plastic Handles
  • Paddle Keeper
  • Paddle
  • Anchor Trolleys
  • Comfortable Aluminum Frame Seat
  • Rudder System
  • Tracking fin
  • Removable Pedal Drive
  • Dry Storage

Tempest 120P Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
(3 Consumer Reviews)

This kayak has amazing…

This kayak has amazing stability and quality for an unbeatable price. I am 6ft tall and can easily stand in this kayak to cast a fishing line. The pedal drive system is incre… read full review

Best pedal drive fishing…

Best pedal drive fishing kayak on the market hands down!

Yes i am real and not a bot.…

Yes i am real and not a bot. I have this Yak and i love it. Its my first one and so far so good. Best in its class for the price if you ask me. Awsome and well made its worth… read full review

Bay 12 Convertible

12'
Length
32"
Width (in)
67
Weight (lb)
$999
MSRP

With a Modified Catamaran Style Hull and a 12' total length this kayak is a great fit for any paddler. With it's fully interchangeable drive system, you can paddle, pedal, or power this total system gives you plenty of flexibility to choose how you want to spend your time on the water!

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Bay 12 Convertible Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(5 Consumer Reviews)

The Enjoy Kayak has been…

The Enjoy Kayak has been awesome. Very easy to switch out the pedal drive as well as the motor. I bought both and love the flexibility. Use them for fishing and crabbing. The… read full review

Fantastic kayak... west coast…

Fantastic kayak... west coast is the store to go to for all of your kayak and paddleboard needs! Amazing customer service too!

We love this kayak! They are…

We love this kayak! They are perfect for me & my wife. he pedal drive is fast & fun! Will be looking at getting the motor soon.

Slayer Propel 13

13' 2"
Length
33"
Width (in)
89
Weight (lb)
$2,349
MSRP

Considered a game-changer in hands-free kayak fishing, the Slayer Propel 13 is unmatched in its ability to maintain casting distance, pull away from structure or stop on a dime when trolling to relieve rod pressure. You’ll also enjoy rock- solid stability when sight casting– even for the XXL angler. Designed to easily customize/personalize, the Slayer Propel fishing kayak offers bow to stern rails that easily mount Scotty, Ram and Railblaza gear. Go as big as you want or keep it to a minimum; it’s your choice. The Slayer Propel 13’s open storage compartment combines space and easy-access. The boat offers unsurpassed versatility: take it out on your local lake and fish for bass one day, then leave the drive system at home and paddle it for a day of trout fishing on your local rocky river.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Propel Pedal Drive System with FORWARD AND REVERSE
  • Hand Sewn 1st Class Seating with Adjustable Inseam
  • Left Hand Rudder Control System
  • Impact Resistant Stern Rudder
  • Hard Shell Bow Hatch with Bungee
  • Right Hand Forward Facing Rod Holder/Cup Holder
  • Two Flush Mount Rod Holders Aft
  • Several Groove Tracks for Accessory Mounting
  • Premium Deck Padding for Standing
  • Propel Drive Trunk Cover with Accessory Tray and Cup Holder
  • 5″ Dry Storage Hatch
  • Padded Carry Handles
  • Rear Storage Well
  • Super Seal Scupper Plugs
  • Drain Plug

Slayer Propel 13 Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
(12 Consumer Reviews)

This is my first pedal…

This is my first pedal kayak. After paddling for many years I can see the upside. On the water it has good speed for a fishing kayak, but also the ability to stand and sight … read full review

I bought the Slayer 13…

I bought the Slayer 13 propel drive to fish local lakes. I was impressed on the quality build and mechanics that Native has produced. The Slayer 13 is very stable and comfort… read full review

The Slayer Propel 13 has…

The Slayer Propel 13 has been my primary fishing kayak for nearly 4 years now. I have used this boat in shallow marshes, large bays, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and even offsh… read full review

Mirage Compass

by Hobie
12'
Length
34"
Width (in)
68
Weight (lb)
$2,099
MSRP

Simplicity defined, its time-tested MirageDrive pedal system with Glide Technology and new Kick-Up Fins moves you easily through the water. Patented Kick-Up Fin Technology takes the worry out of kayaking in shallow, structure-filled waters by automatically retracting upon impact. Outfitted with a breathable mesh seat, the Compass offers maximum stability and an oversized cockpit and flat deck for standing. A sharp turning radius makes this fishing kayak nimble in tight quarters, yet able to speed over open water in stealthy fashion. Kayak fishing features include molded-in rod holders, H-Track accessory mounts and a transducer cavity ready for you to install a Lowrance® fishfinder. For a stealthy look, upgrade to the Compass Camo package that is outfitted with the reversing MirageDrive 180 with Kick-Up Fins and comes in Camo color.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Mirage Compass Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
(11 Consumer Reviews)

I love this protect. It is…

I love this protect. It is light enough that even at 75 I can still load it on top of my truck. It paddles very well and also peddles well. I've already caught a 4 lb bass fr… read full review

Fantastic kayak! So very…

Fantastic kayak! So very fast crazy stable quick and responsive turning. Love love love it! I can stand easily and plan on some upgrades such as a square hatch and moving t… read full review

This kayak has performed…

This kayak has performed everything I wanted. It paddles well and even peddles better. I've used it several times to fish and it helped me catch fish.

Slayer Propel 10

10'
Length
34"
Width (in)
62
Weight (lb)
$2,099
MSRP

What’s the big deal with this little fishing kayak? Weight– or lack of to be more precise. Weighing in at 62 lbs (without the drive unit) the Slayer Propel 10 is the lightest 10′ pedal drive fishing kayak on the market. Light enough to lift car top or effortlessly slide into the back of a pickup, this little titan is the master of hands free fishing. Powered by Native Watercraft’s unique Propel Pedal Drive System which boasts forward and reverse, the Slayer Propel 10 keeps you on the fish and provides a major aid landing the catch of the day. Armchair-comfortable seat, rock-solid stability, clutter-free cockpit: the design empowers even the xxl angler to stand and sight-cast or to just relax and sip the beverage of the day. Propel speeds vary depending on currents and wind, but pedaling at 3.5 miles per hour all day long issmooth and easy. Bow to stern rail mount system means easy on-and-off for rod holders from major brands like Scotty, Ram, Railblaza, and purposely-positioned rails for mounting cameras to capture your trophy catch.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Additional Attributes

  • Propel Pedal Drive System with FORWARD AND REVERSE
  • Hand Sewn 1st Class Seating with Adjustable Inseam
  • Left Hand Rudder Control System
  • Impact Resistant Stern Rudder
  • 17″ Dry Bow Hatch Cover
  • Right Hand Forward Facing Rod Holder/Cup Holder
  • Two Flush Mount Rod Holders Aft
  • Several Groove Tracks for Accessory Mounting
  • Premium Deck Padding for Standing
  • Propel Drive Trunk Cover with Accessory Tray and Cup Holder
  • 5″ Dry Storage Hatch
  • Padded Carry Handles
  • Rear Storage Well
  • Super Seal Scupper Plugs
  • Drain Plug

Slayer Propel 10 Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
(7 Consumer Reviews)

I think it’s a great…

I think it’s a great introduction to the pedal market. It doesn’t have a spot for a transducer but it’s stable enough to stand, has plenty of gear track for accessories and t… read full review

I bought one of the first…

I bought one of the first Slayer Propels offered for sale in October 2014. I was then and continue to be amazed by the space, comfort, and fishability of this lightweight ka… read full review

Fishing from my Slayer…

Fishing from my Slayer Propel 10 is so much fun. The boat is very stable, there is room for all of my gear, and I can easily manage it by myself when it comes to loading and… read full review

Zulu

12' 9"
Length
35"
Width (in)
85–110
Weight (lb)
$1,350
Base MSRP

Kaku Zulu- The most versatile kayak ever designed. Paddle it - Pedal It or Power It. Extreme Stability and functionality.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Zulu Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(1 Consumer Reviews)

First and foremost, this…

First and foremost, this kayak was designed and engineered to be a fishing machine. It is big and somewhat heavy, but it is superior in stability. I tried to flip and went ov… read full review

Titan Propel 12

12'
Length
39"
Width (in)
$2,799
MSRP

The Titan is a Propel Pedal driven bass fishing kayak extraordinaire. The Titan Propel 12 and Propel 13.5 offer unsurpassed stability and ample room and flexibility to move around. Optimal for sight casting with plenty of leverage to reel in the catch, this is a angler’s fantasy fulfilled. This boat features easy-to-reach horizontal rod storage with rod tip protection. Elevated First Class Seating is designed for comfortable transitions between standing and sitting, and it can be moved out of the way in the 13.5’ model for a walk-around deck.

The Titan also contains Plastifoam technology which adds flotation for safety and increased stiffness for performance. Featuring easy mounting for Power-Pole Micro Anchor systems and offering a custom motor mount accessory (sold separately) that will accept trolling motors for a power-assisted ride, the Titan 12 and 13.5 are truly in a league of their own.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • 7 carry handles
  • Power-pole/Micro anchor mounting area
  • 2 paddle holders
  • 2 horizontal rod holders
  • Dry hatch stern storage
  • 2 cup holders
  • Rod holder
  • Rudder System
  • Under seat storage tray
  • 2 anti-slip pads
  • Groove Tracks for Accessory Mounting
  • Bow hatch for storage
  • Propel pedal drive system

Titan Propel 12 Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(4 Consumer Reviews)

I've been paddling a Titan…

I've been paddling a Titan 12 for several months now. I've upgraded from Slayer 10 for extra stability and storage. The front hatch is huge and I can store so much stuff in t… read full review

One of the most stable…

One of the most stable kayaks in the market. Not as slow as some would say, very comfortable for long days. Can load tons of gear, bring your kid along for a day. Highly reco… read full review

They say you cant have it…

They say you cant have it all, well, Native said you can! This kayak is awesome. Super stable, plenty of storage, and still enough speed to not be considered slow. I love my … read full review

Predator PDL

13' 2"
Length
36"
Width (in)
117
Weight (lb)
$2,799.99
MSRP

Introducing the most advanced pedal powered fishing machine of its kind. It gets you to the spot fast, and keeps you on the spot without paddling. With forward, reverse and agile maneuverability, you’ll experience precise boat control while your hands remain free to focus on fishing. The removable pedal drive installs in seconds and tips up instantly for shallow water docking. The Predator PDL’s specially-designed hull combines the perfect balance of smooth pedal stroke speed and stand-up stability.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Old Town PDL Drive
  • Rudder control knob
  • Element Seating System
  • Slip Resistant Exo-Ridge Deck
  • Scupper Holes including a built-in transducer scupper
  • 6 Removable Mounting Plates
  • Oversized Exo-Ridge Tank Well
  • Large Bow Hatch with Click Seal Cover
  • 6-inch access hatch in PDL console
  • Gear Storage Pockets
  • Rudder System

Predator PDL Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
(6 Consumer Reviews)

Absolutely love this kayak.…

Absolutely love this kayak. Bought it last spring during quarantine. It is on the heavier end, so recommend getting a cart to move it around. It was a leap.of faith spending … read full review

If you want the confidence…

If you want the confidence for stability, reliability, performance and customer support - look no further than Old Town Products, especially the Predator PDL!

Great all around kayak.…

Great all around kayak. Peddles and paddles well.... Been very happy with the purchase.

The Catch 130HDII

12' 6"
Length
34"
Width (in)
78
Weight (lb)
$1,649.99
MSRP

The CATCH 130 HDII is made for the more advanced angler looking for a kayak packed with convenient and comfortable features for the ultimate fishing experience. By using the power of your legs, you’ll be able to go for long distances without getting tired. All of Pelican's boats have been thoughtfully designed with the most convenient and comfortable features to suit each paddler’s specific needs. The outdoors is now within your reach with the perfect boat waiting for you.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Additional Attributes

  • HyDryve II pedal system makes maneuvering in shallow water or around aquatic plants, an absolute breeze
  • Tunnel Hull offers maximum stability giving you a secure and steady ride
  • Ergocast G2 Dual Position Seating System
  • Many pockets located on the chair provide more space to store your gear and fishing tools
  • Kayak is packed with the most convenient features and storage compartments
  • Four flush mount rod holders, an accessory eyelet, two 4 in. and two 8 in. rigging tracks
  • Additional flotation inside the hull of all of our sit-on-tops meets or surpasses ABYC Standards

The Catch 130HDII Reviews

3 out of 5 stars
(3 Consumer Reviews)

Great fishing kayak. Very…

Great fishing kayak. Very stable, rudder system is great. Plenty of room for all your gear. Track system is perfect for adding your accessories. The seat is absolutely amazin… read full review

Radar 135

13' 6"
Length
34"
Width (in)
89
Weight (lb)
$1,599
MSRP

Introducing the Radar series – Wilderness Systems’ first tri-powered kayak with paddle, power and pedal capabilities. The Radar features S.M.A.R.T. Hull Technology that combines Stability, Maneuverability, Acceleration, Responsiveness and Tracking throughout the entire design for ultimate performance in multiple water environments. In addition to a flat platform for standing and freedom of movement, the Radar boasts state-of-the-art outfitting including expansive SlideTrax™ rails, a multitude of storage opportunities, and scupper options to deploy the Helix MD™ Motor Drive, the Helix PD™ Pedal Drive* and even multiple electronics options including down-imaging, side-scanning or both. When utilizing the Helix PD™ (see video below), a built-in steering control system affords easy navigation and hands-free fishing, while the AirPro MAX complements the package with optimized positioning for any mode of travel.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • S.M.A.R.T. Hull Technology

Radar 135 Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
(4 Consumer Reviews)

Great, stable, and easy to…

Great, stable, and easy to paddle, roomy

This is a fishing platform…

This is a fishing platform that delivers. The hull design offers stability, and enough speed and ease of paddling to keep you fishing once you get to your spot. The design of… read full review

I purchased my Radar 135 (a…

I purchased my Radar 135 (a retail demo) from the great folks of Dolphin Paddlesports (Sarasota Florida) in the summer of 2017 and have enjoyed the experience. The 135 is a w… read full review

Pescador Pilot 12.0

12' 5"
Length
34"
Width (in)
85
Weight (lb)
$1,979
MSRP

Meet the newest member of Perception’s renowned Pescador family. The Pescador Pilot is an affordable sit-on-top kayak packed to the gills with fishing features and complete with the included Pilot Drive pedal drive system. The Pilot Drive is performance-engineered to achieve the perfect balance of simplicity and ingenuity, and is ergonomically optimized for all-day hands-free fishing. Outfitted with a Captain’s Chair with on-the-fly adjustable gear tracks and tension knobs, four molded-in rod holders, two YakAttack accessory tracks, a transducer scupper, and two storage consoles for mounting electronics. The best feature? A price that propels the Pescador Pilot into a class all its own.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Captain’s Chair with on-the-fly adjustment
  • Removable Pilot Drive with Quick Key Zero Draft adjustability
  • Bow Hatch, Stern and Center Day Hatch
  • Transducer Scupper for electronics
  • Storage Pods
  • Bow and Stern Tankwell w/Bungee
  • Bow Mesh Cover
  • Comfort Carry Handles
  • EasyGrip Low Profile Rudder Steering Control
  • Cup holder
  • Molded-In Rod Holders
  • Power Pole Mounting Point
  • Rudder
  • Turbo Flaps
  • YakAttack GearTrac

Pescador Pilot 12.0 Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
(5 Consumer Reviews)

I purchased this 2021 Moss…

I purchased this 2021 Moss Camo kayak and have used it for the last month. It really does change the game having your hands free. It has opened up a lot more effective fishin… read full review

Remarkably efficient when…

Remarkably efficient when pedaling. Extraordinarily stable in rough water. Light enough to cartop. PERCEPTION PESCADOR PILOT 12 The Pescador Pilot is a 12 foot, five-inch p… read full review

I recently returned to…

I recently returned to kayaking after a 25+ year hiatus (I got married, nuff said...) and I found this a refreshing kayak to paddle and pedal - but I'll admit that the paddli… read full review

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