The tried and true design of the popular Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 Kayak provides a great platform with which to launch your fishing adventures. In this package, smaller paddlers or those who value maneuverability over speed will find everything they need to get paddling at a great price. The Tarpon 100 Sport Fishing Package comes with two Railblaza Flush Mount Rod Bases and one Railblaza HD Track Mount Base with 2 Rod Holders all professionally installed by the ACK team. The package also includes the Phase 3 AirPro kayak seating system for extra comfort on the water, a Stohlquist Fisherman High Back PFD which is equipped with plenty of storage for extra gear, a AT Pursuit Angler Kayak Paddle, which is great for both beginners and more advanced paddlers and a bungee paddle leash.
I absolutely love the tarpon 100, the handle great on the rivers here in the Texas hill country. I went on a 5 mile trip and love the fact I caught so many nice fish. It handle class 2 rapids no problem and class 3 if your experienced. It's a great way to get wet in the hot summers.
The Package deal was great and a very good value. I also recently bought the 2014 Tarpon 100, and while they are virtually identical, I have noticed one obvious difference. The hatches on the 2015 version are next to impossible to open because the seal so tightly. I do not know if this is an adjustment because of leaking in the previous model, but the females in my house who are going to be using this boat cannot open the hatches, and I had to put quite a bit of muscle into it myself. I am going to try loosening them up with silicone or something and hope that helps. Otherwise, my family loves the Tarpon 100. Just the right size for the fishing we do here in Southern Maryland.