I have had Pungos for 4 years now. I bought my first one in FL after using it in the coastal waters around Sanibel Island. Previously I had an Old Town Egret. I bought the Pungo 140 to use on Northern WI rivers and lakes. I like it much better for control, room for fishing gear,and lack of tipability. Last fall I used it on the backwaters of the Mississippi with no problem. It is excellent for fishing and paddling the rivers here in WI. I installed rod holders, paddles holders and more rigging. So far the missing bulkhead in front has not been a problem but I understand it can be ordered from Wilderness. I have sold many friends on the Wilderness Pungos.