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I'm a tall girl and I scraped my knees while trying to get my legs in this kayak. But I'm pretty sure that's just me not knowing how to get in proper. I really do like this thing though, it's really stable and had a ton of space for putting my fishing stuff all over the place. I can even take my three year old with me in it. It's affordable and fun and you should buy one. I take mine out pretty often, lots of fun.

Well, this review is honest. I am a lover of kayaking. On the lake and on rivers. I've even kayaked in the ocean. I have tandem kayaks that I have started out with. Which I love. My butt suffers though. I tried finding me another seat for them with not much luck. I tried a sit on top kayak with this seat on the Perception kayak and loved it. I didn't want to get out of it. So, the search was on for me to get a kayak with this seat. I have since taken it to the lake and went out in high waves and it did quite well, so did I. Also went out the next day for a very long time, around 2 hours and never got tired. My butt did not suffer or my back. I am pleased with this kayak.

I finally was able to take this out for its maiden voyage last weekend. I have to say, I am impressed with this kayak! Having 4 fishing pole holders proved to be very useful as I set up my gear while out on the water. I had my anchor and pole on one side and the paddle held in place on the other. I am a big fan of the 2 storage containers as well, since they kept my phone and other sensitive gear dry. I look forward to buying more accessories to pimp this out further, like a fancy folding seat.

AMAZING KAYAK!! Excellent fishing kayak. Would highly recommend this for the fisher men and women.Very stable, a bit heavy and tons of storage and places for add-on accessories. It tracks well and is not as pokey as you would expect with such a big kayak. The seat, which is included, is comfortable.

It has enough room for a standard sided milk crate and small cooler in back. Up front I fit a medium sized tackle box and my anchor and rope. It has 3 fishing rod holders, one thats removable and swivels 360 degrees up front and 2 right behind the seat. The seat itself has a nice cushioned back rest that is adjustable and a thin cushion seat. Lots of storage under the two plastic portholes which are sealed with rubber gaskets which I was quite surprised about giving the price. It tracks straight and is fairly stable although I haven't had the courage to try to stand up on it quite yet. Other reviews I have read claim that it is quite stable standing up.

As to a couple cons.. Its not completely leak proof from the get go. I simply went to my local hardware store and bought some silicone adhesive for about $5. I went around the entire boat and sealed off the edges to anything that looks like it might leak such as shock cord fittings, fishing rod holders, storage ports etc. Now just a few drops to drain after an entire day on the lake. The other con is that if you like to spend more than a couple hours on the water the lower seat cushion gets pretty uncomfortable. A little section of Tempurpedic foam would do nicely and would not cost too much.

All in all for the money I spent, I am extremely pleased with it and it feels quite durable. I own 3 Lifetime fold out tables that I've had for years and all of them are in very good condition still so this company has a pretty good reputation with me. Like I said, shop around and get a better price because you can find this kayak for under $300.

Pros: Great price. Seems to be built very well (durable, looks attractive). Lots of storage that so far has been completely water tight - I can fit my car keys, wallet, phone, shoes and an extra water bottle with no problem in the storage compartments.

Meh: self-bailing drain holes are roughly right under your butt, so the back of your shorts will get wet - I'd recommend using a seat cushion and/or drain plugs to stay dry. Tracking is a bit difficult, as with any kayak of this size and weight, but I was able to get the hang of it with an hour or two of practice.

Cons: Not many handles, makes it difficult to load/unload out of the truck. Foot rests seem built for short people. I'm not real tall (5' 8") but it still feels like the foot rests are too short, even at their most extended position.

Keep in mind, this is an inexpensive, entry-level kayak. Its great for a beginner and/or a leisurely paddle around pretty still water. If you're looking for something more than that, you'd be best spending a little more on a higher-level model. But for what you get for the price, I've been very pleased

The Yellowfin 100 has everything I needed to hit my favorite fishing hole without needing any add-ons. I wanted a fishing kayak with a nice seat and I can stand to stretch my legs while fishing, the yellowfin met my needs.

The only thing of concern is the sharp (90 degrees) edges along the bottom of the sides. Although this make the yellowfin more stable, its harder to find a j-rack carrier that can safely carry it.

Once I get to take this out on the water I'll update on its performance.

Well I would say this for the Tarpon 120 is it definitely is fairly stable once you get use to the feel. It is in no way a roller like some yak's I have been in. It tracks okay but seems to want to list to the right slightly and that could be me causing it a bit. Both hatches were dry at the end of a few hour lake jaunt with no issues. I do wish the side portions where one sits was a smooth plastic surface rather than having the gradient feel. Reason being, I would love to mount my GoPro suction mount there for easy access in changing out batteries and just in general access. However, slight behind where one sits is a area conducive but it requires one to reach back and if range of motion is an issue then you are out of luck. This system has plenty of cargo storage area and I use dry bags to carry gear I do not want wet. The hatches seem to all function well and remained dry as I stated earlier. The weight of the system is not terribly bad but more than likely would take two to walk to the cast off point for many. The seat is very comfortable and to be quite honest, I could have gone most of the day in the saddle and been fine. I would however look to the bright color configuration just from the standpoint of being very visible on the waters to high speed boats that may not see you until the last possible second if you have a dark colored version. I like being visible but mine is blue/green and can blend into background vegetation at times and makes being seen my boats with motors traveling fast a potential issue. All in all a great system even if it is not your first but looking to upgrade.

Well I would say this for the Tarpon 120 is it definitely is fairly stable once you get use to the feel. It is in no way a roller like some yak's I have been in. It tracks okay but seems to want to list to the right slightly and that could be me causing it a bit. Both hatches were dry at the end of a few hour lake jaunt with no issues. I do wish the side portions where one sits was a smooth plastic surface rather than having the gradient feel. Reason being, I would love to mount my GoPro suction mount there for easy access in changing out batteries and just in general access. However, slight behind where one sits is a area conducive but it requires one to reach back and if range of motion is an issue then you are out of luck. This system has plenty of cargo storage area and I use dry bags to carry gear I do not want wet. The hatches seem to all function well and remained dry as I stated earlier. The weight of the system is not terribly bad but more than likely would take two to walk to the cast off point for many. The seat is very comfortable and to be quite honest, I could have gone most of the day in the saddle and been fine. I would however look to the bright color configuration just from the standpoint of being very visible on the waters to high speed boats that may not see you until the last possible second if you have a dark colored version. I like being visible but mine is blue/green and can blend into background vegetation at times and makes being seen my boats with motors traveling fast a potential issue. All in all a great system even if it is not your first but looking to upgrade.

Inshore and Offshore fishing machine. Tracks well, stable and fast. Great workhorse. Use it to fish the Outer banks and Shenandoah and Potomac. Very versatile. the main bow hatch is wide enough to store and easily access all the gear. Paddle holders work well and built in rod holders are fantastic, especially when used for trolling. Takes abuse well and stands up to rocks and scratches. Seat is very comfortable and the scruppers drain the water well, when combines with scrupper plugs a four season fishing machine. Good value for the money. Built in foot rests are better than most of the adjustable ones I used in the past. Did not use the rudder option but the pre-drilled holes look dependable. Carrying handles are very comfortable and the only minus would be the center key/phone hatch, it leaks and does not seem to hold seal as such accumulates water. I just got rid off the top and use it for bait and tackle storage as an open bin. PROS: Price, weight, stability and versatility, speed and material.