I finally took the kayak out for a true fishing experience. I had gotten it off of Ebay last year - got a good deal, just hadn't put it to use. The launch was from the dock at my home and I took the kayak across the river and 'beached' it on some rocks by the Route 2 overpass. I only had one pole and rigged a good ole fashioned nightcrawler and weight. Not having a ton of time, I just wanted to catch something. It didn't take long to get a bite, and in short order I had caught a medium sized Freshwater Drum. I must say the powerboats and pwc drivers were idiots. So many people choosing to make their circles right where I was fishing. There is an entire river to have fun - yet people wanted to show off in front of me. That was beyond annoying. Not wanting to cross the river too late, I ventured back home with ease and was happy with my first trip out. I know the yak isn't anything too special, but for limited recreational use I think it will do fine.