I have mine set up with two additional rod holders, flag staff with light, anchor trolley and GPS with fish finder. This kayak gets you to the fishing spots fast. It also makes it quicker to change your fishing area when the fish are not biting. It has handled bays, lakes, rivers, New York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean with ease. It tracks very smoothly. The rudder performs flawlessly when you have a need to compensate for rough chop. The mirage drive is very reliable. The Hobie Adventure Kayak is a platform I would highly recommend.
The only reason I rate it an 8, instead of a 10, is the weight.
Maneuvering this kayak on land would be much easier with less weight.