I have a Hobie Outback that I bought back in 2009. I used it mostly for fishing Raritan bay for stripers, weakfish, fluke etc. I have not used it in several years because I no longer have the time. It is a great fishing platform but I would not recommend buying one. The number one thing you need to consider before buying a kayak is ease of transport. The Outback is great for fishing but is very difficult to load and unload on top of a vehicle. If I was to purchase another one I would consider the Hobie Sport. It is smaller, lighter and easier to lift. The Outback is much heavier than what Hobie claims it weighs in the specs. It is not only heavy but very clumsy and unbalanced. To get it on top of my suv I have to turn it upside down, lift up the back end and walk under it until I can balance it on my head, very similar to the way you would lift a canoe. Then I have stand on something like a small step ladder to load it on the roof from the side of the vehicle. It can not be loaded from the rear of the vehicle because you will never be able to slide it forward. I'm not sure if I'm explaining it correctly but you will understand what I'm talking about when you try it. It's not easy. It gets a little better with practice but it gets old fast. Maybe if you get a trailer it would make transporting it easier but I have never seen a kayak trailer that is any good. I would never use one because I feel it defeats the purpose of kayak. A kayak should be easy to lift, carry and load on to a vehicle. If a kayak is so big, heavy and awkward that it needs a trailer you may as well buy a boat...Just my 2 cents.