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Ascend "FS12 Sit In"

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Ascend FS12 Sit In Angler Kayak

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Ascend
Model:
FS12 Sit In
MSRP ($):
699.00
Length (ft):
12

The Ascend "FS12 Sit In" kayak was designed from the ground up for fishing-minded kayakers. The FS12 Sit In is packed with features for all levels of kayak anglers. The specially designed tunnel hull gives the kayak great stability allowing fishermen to stand and fish. The deep molded bow tankwell is shaped to fit most dry bags and comes with a fully adjustable anchor system for positioning control in any lake or stream.

Features:
  • Feature packed kayak for anglers
  • Custom crafted tunnel hull design
  • Steel-frame, removable seating system
  • Heavy duty, full tackle rod tender
  • Built-in rod holders behind the seat

Specs:

  • Width: 29"
  • Weight: 83 lbs
  • Capacity: 350 lbs

User reviews

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4.0  (3)
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3.4
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An ok kayak

The FS 12 sit in kayak is a good started kayak. Its stable and comfortable for long trips. It tracks great and once you get it up to speed its fairly easy to keep pace.

The round " dry " hatch in the front leaks. The front storage lid leaks as well, so take a dry bag.

The tankwell net it comes with is a pain to really use for custom crates or just tying anything down with so I put it away and made a custom bungee system to secure my gear.

The rod holder it comes with is in a great place, easy to reach , and right where I needed it, but the snap that holds the rod in place broke off on my first trip. Not a big deal as it still holds your rod.

Storage for me was kind of an issue, once you pack your gear its not really easy to get to on the water. The tackle I would cram under my legs made it an uncomfortable ride.

This kayak does not turn well at all. Not at all. This was a big problem for me. Trying to get to places I wanted to anchor was pretty challenging.

Overall this is a pretty good kayak. It looks as if basspro raised the price from 699 to 749 and at that price range you can find a better kayak in my opinion.

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Pros & Cons

Pros:
Very stable, tracks great, amazing seat
Cons:
not being able to adjust rod holders, HEAVY, , slow to paddle , tankwell storage hard to reach from seat,
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Value 
 
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Ascend FS12 Kayak

I am relatively new to kayak fishing. I bought a used Future Beach Trophy 126 on Craigslist 2 yrs ago just to see if I would like kayak fishing - I do! I'm 6'1", 230 lbs. and the Trophy 126 was a little cramped for all day trips. I did a lot of research and decided on BSP's Ascend FS12. I am extremely happy with this boat. I have been on the water for 7 hours and no numb but. Plenty of room to move around, sit cross legged, etc. It is very stable, which I was concerned with (the Future Beach 126 was also very stable) as I'm older and my balance isn't what it used to be. I have no complaints about the boat except for the weight. It is a little heavy, but I rarely fish alone so with two people its very manageable. This boat is very reasonably priced and will likely be my last Kayak. Great value.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Comfortable and roomy, stable, fast, awesome seat.
Cons:
A little heavy.
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(Updated: December 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
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Ascend "FS12 Sit-in" Review

A decent entry-level kayak that will get you fishing without much hassle. It has everything you need to enjoy a day on the water (minus a paddle and PFD). It's hull design is built for increased buoyancy and stability which will prove helpful when packing a lot of gear. The extra comfy seat comes standard.

At ~75lbs., it's a little heavy, so you'll need a proper trolley, friend or a trailer to move it around.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Comfortable seat, Rod storage system, Tunnel Hull Design, Anchor n
Cons:
Heavy, hard to access bow storage in water, drain plug location
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