Designed for fishing-minded kayakers, the Ascend FS12 Sit In Angler Kayak is a comfortable, high performance kayak packed with features for serious anglers. This specially designed 12′ kayak starts with a custom crafted tunnel hull that delivers improved static and dynamic lateral stability to allow an angler to stand up and fish with confidence!
This specialized hull design also provides solid directional tracking for easy paddling and increased speed, excellent load carrying ability, and good reserve buoyancy, as well as longitudinal damping of any pitch motion in heavier waves. Made of custom crafted neoprene and heavy duty materials, the FS12’s steel-frame, removable seating system delivers maximum comfort and durability in the kayak, on the shore, or wherever it’s used.
With an upgraded Ascend heavy duty, full tackle rod tender on the starboard side and rod holders behind the seat, the FS12 offers anglers lots of options to stow different setups. The large capacity, deep molded stern storage area features molded landings designed to safely haul a five gallon bucket, milk crate, or sealed battery. Its removable and fully adjustable cargo bungee cover makes it easy to transport all types of gear in the stern well. The deep molded bow tankwell is shaped to fit most dry bags, protecting them with a removable storage hatch cover held tight with a quick connect tether system. The FS12 also offers a unique screw-out deck plate right in front of the cockpit for easy access to a storage pouch for your wallet, keys, phone, iPod‚ and like items.
Finally, this capable kayak comes with a fully adjustable anchor system for positioning control in any lake or stream regardless of wind or current. Adjustable from bow to stern, the anchoring system includes 20′ of flotation line and a quick-cinch mesh storage bag.
This kayak is no longer manufactured and is only available on the used market. If you want to buy a used FS12 you can search online using Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and Ebay or phone apps such as Letgo or Offerup.
If you have owned a FS12, please leave a star review along with your pros and cons.
Used prices are generally 20% below MSRP
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Ascend FS12 ModsDescription Just a few modifications to my Ascend FS12. Some I came up with and some from other You Tubers.
kayaking in my ascend fs12just some kayaking moments and customizations to my kayak
GoPro Ascend FS12 on Lake Tahoe Cave Rock taking some nice swellsBass Pro Shop Ascend FS12 on Lake Tahoe, Nevada side at Cave Rock just a ways up from Zephyr cove.
This is a first video on youtube for me but just wanted to try and see how it came out. Havent edited it yet just going post it as is and go from there.
This is my Ascend FS12 fishing Kayak from Bass Pro Shop Ascend Line of kayaks. It is a great Kayak not just for beginners but for seasoned fishing kayakers alike. It is very stable and tracks very well even in rough waters. My 3 year old son and I hit the lake on a Saturday Aug 10, 2013 afternoon with friends and Family at Cave Rock on Lake Tahoe. You can see the Giant Rock cave many times in the video. The wind was blowing East coming off the high Western Sierras and it made for some fun times as the swells from the wind came rolling east to the east shore of the lake. The Camera angle doesnt capture the true depth of the swells but you can see some decent ones roll thru. My son had a blast but didnt like the spray hitting him so next time its goggles for sure. He does enjoy Kayaking every bit as much as I do.
The Ascend FS12 is a excellent Kayak. It can be fully customizable to meet your specific needs. I will do a review of how my set up is at a later date. But watching this video should help those who are questioning its abilities to take some decent swells make a better decision. Before this video there were some larger waves coming in as the wind was blowing hard and really set those waves up. There were not many boats out this day so there wakes were not a factor at all. I hope you enjoy this video of my Ascend FS12 on Lake Tahoe Aug. 10 2013. I will post a video of my set up soon and more from this day as I even went diving off my Kayak.
Oh if your in the Lodi, Ca area check out Headwaters Kayak shop in Lodi, www.headwaterskayak.com. Its where I purchased many of the accesories for my kayak including the GoPro mount by Yak Attack, the Panfish It mounts on Yak Attack geartrac rail system. As well as my PFD the NRS Chinook. Awesome!
Enjoy! We sure did!
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Ascend FS12 Kayak Fishing the Indiana MississinewaMy buddy Luke and I kayak fishing our local river. Right after this he caught a great smallmouth bass.
Specification: Ascend FS12