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Wilderness Systems "Tarpon 100"

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Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Wilderness Systems
Model:
Tarpon
MSRP ($):
709.00
Length (ft):
10

Kayak fishermen looking for a boat that offers great performance on rivers, lakes, and bays should stop at the Wilderness Systems “Tarpon 100”. Tarpon 100 features the new Phase 3 AirPro seating system that adds comfort and easy adjustability. An exceptionally large rear bungee tankwell allows for storage of any gear needed for long hauls while the two hatches provide dry storage below the deck. The Tarpon 100 kayak is known for offering excellent glide and maneuverability, and great versatility for its trim size.

Features:

  • Phase 3 AirPro SOT Seating System
  • Orbix Bow & Midship Hatches
  • Drain Plug
  • Self-Bailing Scupper Holes
  • Keepers Foot Brace System
  • Tankwell w/ Bungee

Specs:

  • Width: 30.5" / 77 cm
  • Max Capacity: 325 lbs / 147 kg
  • Deck Height: 15.25" / 39 cm
  • Weight: 55 lbs / 25 kg
  • Cockpit Length: 52" / 132 cm
  • Cockpit Width: 20" / 51 cm

 

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5 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.2
Speed 
 
2.8  (5)
Stability 
 
4.4  (5)
Durability 
 
5.0  (5)
Features 
 
4.0  (5)
Value 
 
4.8  (5)
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Overall rating 
 
3.2
Speed 
 
1.0
Stability 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
2.0
Value 
 
5.0

Great starter Kayak

The same things that make this great in small ponds and lakes, also are its downfall.

The short length and light weight makes it easy to spin around and maneuver in tight spots but also make it susceptible to windy days and poor tracking.
Also compared to alot of other longer kayaks my buddys use, this thing is slow. i have to paddle hard to keep up with others who arent paddling nearly as hard.

Theres lots of gear track which is nice and has a large rear space compared to its overall size but its a relatively small kayak so if your looking to fish its a bit of a tight squeeze.
The chair is kinda hoaky and was really my only outright complaint, its just not comfortable for a day of fishing, you'll be fidgeting around after a few hours in it.

Ive been using this kayak for a few years now and i fish most weekends from spring to the fall, so i have quite a bit of time in it.
Its a great starter kayak but you if your confident that you will be kayaking quite a bit then i would suggest moving up, otherwise get some ram rod holders and good luck fishing.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Its lightweight, very maneuverable, super durable, has lots of slide track and good rear space.
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Overall rating 
 
4.6
Speed 
 
4.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0

My First Fishing Kayak

This was my very first fishing kayak and I absolutely loved it!

Pros & Cons

Pros:
light, stable, comfortable
Cons:
I out grew it too fast
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Overall rating 
 
4.6
Speed 
 
4.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0

Tarpon 100- Convenient fishing kayak!

This is my favorite go to kayak for convenience. It's 10' length and lighter weight make it a cinch to get out on the water. I have fished from it in the open ocean, back bays, and saltwater flats. It easily fits in the 6.5' bed of my pickup. I just tie it to one side of the bed and off I go! It has brought me much happiness......and a lot of keepers!

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Lighter weight, 10' length, maueverability
Cons:
None
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Overall rating 
 
3.8
Speed 
 
1.0
Stability 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
5.0
Value 
 
4.0

Great Float Trip Boat

This boat used to be the workhorse of my business Blue Ridge Kayak Fishing LLC. I taught an ACA class for river smallmouth kayak anglers on many mid Atlantic rivers. We dragged the Tarpon 100's into all sorts of places. It turns on a dime (will turn on a snail's shell if you have thigh straps on the boat), and is a comfortable float trip boat.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Maneuverability, weight
Cons:
It's slow
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Overall rating 
 
4.8
Speed 
 
4.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0

Love this kayak

This boat is great if you fish small rivers, lakes and ponds. This is the perfect kayak for small waters. You get the great quality of Wilderness System in a small package. The kayak turns in tight spots and you can go anywhere without worrying. It's also great in open water. The trax system is great for rod holders, fish finder and other needs. I use the trax system for trolling along rocks, dams and tree lines. Lifting, carrying and transporting is very easy. I would recommend this kayak to everyone.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Small, stable and able to reach any spot
Cons:
Not much space for long trips
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