Submitted: 02-21-2011 by BMT
I have been fishing out of a Prowler 13, Prowler Big Game and others for years now: I was in search of a lighter yak as I suffer from some serious back problems and the heavier yaks were getting to be a royal pain to load in my truck: I acquired the new Tarpon 120 last week and rigged it. Today, off I went into some frisky winds and chop in search of speckled trout and redfish: I could not be more delighted with the Tarpon 120: it is reasonably quick for a 12 foot yak, surprisingly stable even in tug boat wakes and going into stiff winds was far easier than in my previous yaks. Tracking is superb, it turns easily and was very dry with the scupper plugs in
I am 6 foot and 190 pounds and quite fit for 64 years of youth. I like the new hatch covers as well: flip a couple of handles and they pop open: I had zero water in the hull even after going into some serious chop. I wish I had discovered this yak much earlier. It was a joy to load and unload.