The Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 is the most popular Tarpon ever. The Tarpon 120 is a versatile sit-on-top that offers stunning performance for surf play, ponds, lakes, and bays. The Phase 3 AirPro seating system 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. For 2015, the footbraces have been upgraded to the Keepers XL system which offers a larger trigger and adds 5" of rail length. The Tarpon 120 kayak is known for offering excellent glide and maneuverability, and great versatility for its trim size.
|Length:||12 ft 3 in / 3.73 m|
|Width:||30 in / 76.2 cm|
|Weight:||63 lb / 28.58 kg|
|Capacity:||350 lb / 158.76 kg|
|Leg Room - Total:||51|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
I have only used the 2015 Tarpon 120 for 3 or 4 outings so far, but it's a great yak. It has more speed and much better tracking than my old Tarpon 100. Compared to my fathers Ride 115 (also 2015), the Tarpon 120 still tracks considerably better and is slightly faster. The Tarpon 120 is stable enough to sit side saddle comfortably and with practice you can even stand up to look for structure under water that might hold bass. Fishing while standing is a different story though...The in hull storage seems more than sufficient and easy to use, but a 230 cm spare paddle (in halves) won't fit inside the bow hatch if you were wondering. My 230 cm paddle fits well in the tank well though. Overall this is a great yak of all trades. If you fish both rivers and lakes the Tarpon 120 is excellent.
My first kayak and I love it! Lots of room in the rear tankwell for my dog and the maneuverability surprised me.