Rated 5 out of 5 by j bang for your buck
hooked into a huge shark and pulled me 700 feet kayak stud up well in ruff salt water conditions
July 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by FishingNHandME Does the job
Overall I am pleased with this kayak. I went to Dicks with the intentions of purchasing A Future Beach Trophy 126. I was disappointed that the only color they had in stock was yellow and when I sat in the future beach I was disappointed with how small the cockpit was. I then noticed the nice green Patomac Tidewater 100 sit on kayak. The display model was the last one in stock and had a few scratches on it. I was told that they would give me $50 off because of this. When I sat on it I was instantly hooked on the sit on top. Way more comfortable and functional. The seat in this kayak is great and it supports you back well compared to other kayaks I have paddled. I bought the kayak and have been very pleased with it overall. Tracking is marginal at best, but this is not a $1,000 touring yak so whatever. It handles rough water great and you can climb in and out of it in deep water without tipping over. Because its a sit on top it doesn't fill up with water. I weigh about 170lbs and find that the scupper holes work well. They let water out but don't let water in. I suppose if you were heavier you may want to plug them. The front rod holder is not the best quality but it does the job. I plan on adding a fish finder to it at some point. I am happy with the kayak and would recommend it to anyone looking for an inexpensive fishing setup.
July 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Seth not a good buy
I have used a number of kayaks from friends and family but decided to buy this one...an impulse buy. I am extremely disappointed. The back end sits very low...in fact, everyone I am with says they think it is sinking...and no, I am not a heavy guy! The tracking is terrible, stability is so-so, and somehow water gets into the hull more than any other kayak I have used. I have only used it twice so far but will be putting it for sale in the next week or so. Even if I take a $100 or $200 loss, I am willing to get rid of this and start over. My brother and his girlfriend have both bought other kayaks from Dick's and I would happily trade this for either of the ones they bought.
June 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FishOn45 Great Kayak 4 Great Price
Purchased for angling excellent quality Great 4 price Best bang for your buck
June 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by creek man Not good for Creeks
The seat is the best I've tried, but tracking stinks expect it to pull to the right. You can solve the tracking issue by not paddling deep, but for $400 you shouldn't have too. I have used 2 different future beach kayaks that were less in price and better in quality. If your coming from a future beach with it's fancy non tipping hall get ready for a surpirse! Effort per stroke isn't equal to other kayaks, it's slow.. I do not recommend it for creeks, if your going to be going over rocks and logs it doesnt hold up well. Best used in calm waters. Doing it over I wouldn't buy it.
May 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by bbiljah I love it
I bout one of these yaks a month or so and I like it so much I bought another! I can't find one in this price range thats better only wish it had front storage but I mad it work =]
May 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by bbiljah awesome
I fish from my yak, super stable with decent amount of storage, I wish it had a front compartment. The seat is alright I would deff buy a nicer one, has limited drag.. Tracking could be better... has nice features I would honestly recommend to a beginner to intermedite yaker. Gave it a 4 due to it costing $400 plus paddle and doesn't track all the well.. Kinda dissapointed in that but over all a good kayak.
May 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Riverboy This a great yak for the money
I got this one for Christmas three years ago and it was great but I sold it worst mistake ever I got a new one today and I'm happy with the out come
April 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by JackB Outstanding Kayak
I bought this kayak 9 months ago and have used it multiple times per month in large lakes, small lakes, rivers, saltwater marshes and saltwater bays. I catch bass, stripers, trout, redfish, and others. I have been very happy with the way this kayak performs. It is light but durable. I have made a few modifications to fit my needs. I added additional foam to the seat, bungee cords on the bow, and added an anchor trolley. It does everything I need it to do to get me to the fish. It tracks fine and is highly maneuverable. I definitely recommend this kayak.
April 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NCYaker Fantastic, safe yak!!! Great for coastal fishing!!!
I bought this Kayak last year from my local Dicks for the sole purpose of using it to fish coastal waters. I am fortunate to have access to a creek in my neighborhood that empties into the intracoastal waterway and needed a kayak that was rugged enough to get me through shallow muddy flats and over oyster beds. I didn't want to shell out a ton of money on something I knew was going to take a beating, get scratched, caked in mud etc. If you are looking for a kayak that will get you into the tight, shallow spots where the fish like to hang out than this kayak is for you. I have hauled in reds, flounder and specks in spots where boats just can't get to. My only gripe with this yak is the lack of storage space. There are ways around it though. You can get a deck bungee kit, install it to the front of the yak and bungee on a cooler, bag, etc. Also, the milk/office crates you find at Office Depot fit perfectly in the back of this kayak. Just bungee it in. Head to lowes for some PVC tubing, cut the length to the height of the crate, drill holes and zip tie inside or outside the crate for more rod/net holders. You can keep all your tackle in the crate as well. When the water gets cooler and you need to plug your scupper holes to keep dry, yellow practice golf balls, the harder foam ones, are a perfect fit. I just use a 4 lb hand weight tied to achor line and it will hold all day long, even on rough windy days on the ICW. I installed an easy anchor trolly that can keep the nose of my boat pointed where I want. I love to fish first and kayak second. Could I spend $1500 on a nice new shiny, longer, thicker, heavier yak with all the storage space and bells and whistles? Yep! Would it catch me more fish? Nope! This is a fun kayak, that doesn't mind getting dirty or banged up a bit. It is comfortable for long hours of fishing. It is stable enough for you to turn sideways in the seat and cool your legs and feet while you fish, it is even stable enough to throw a cast net while kneeling. Plain and simple, it is a functional, no frills kayak that will get you where you want to go. I would even feel comfortable taking this kayak offshore fishing on a 1-3' day.
March 21, 2013