After reading reviews concerning the difficulty of finding a cart that worked with the Old Town Sportsman 106, I purchased the Malone Wide Trak ATB. With the bunks in the widest position, it seems to be a perfect match. It is so stable, I don't need the straps when transiting the paved boat ramp at the local lake. I wasn't smart enough to figure out the Malone straps, so I use a ratchet strap when required. The kayak is easy to load and offload from my Ford Ranger to the cart.
I am 78 yrs old and this is my first kayak. Because of my age (I am very athletic), lack of kayak experience and carrying expensive cameras and lenses I was looking for a very stable kayak. A kayak that would also be light enough and short enough for me to load in the bed of my Ford Ranger pickup. The Sportsman 106PDL has exceeded my expectations with its stability. I am perfectly comfortable twisting and turning to get the shot. I even did a test stand (without a camera) my first time out. I did find it to be a little harder to paddle than my friends recreational kayak, but quickly found my sweet spot peddling. Peddling allows me to have my hands free to shoot and the instant reverse is a plus. It easily loads in my Ranger bed and doesn't require a bed extender. The Malone Wide Trak ATB cart fits the Sportsman 106 perfectly.
Easy to use, great features. Best consumer support.
I Use the Feelfree 11.5 V2 with overdrive to fish the flats of the Tampa/Clearwater area of Florida. The 11.5 is perfect for this type of fishing. Stable enough to stand and handles the chop of Tampa bay. The chair is great and ultra comfortable once you get the hang of it's adjustment controls. From the order date it arrived in about two weeks. Eco packs these kayaks very well and I used their shipping company that requiers no inpsection at delivery. After the first day on the water I found approx. two gallons of water in the hull after eight hours out. After a careful inspection I found cracks in four of the scupper holes. I called Eco who inturn called Feelfree and received a new replacement hull in about a week. Awesome customer service on both ends. I would buy from Eco again with no hesitation. Customer service is important and Eco fishing shop nails it. Thanks Eco.
The shop and it’s hosts were fantastic! Well put together event. Great post-tournament gathering and prizes! Can’t wait until next year!
The Big Bass 250 was awesome (except for the weather). It ran smooth and they did an awesome job putting it together. It was nice to get a meal at the end of the day and the awards/give seats were great. I will be fishing it again next year for sure.
Shout out to Perry Grimsley customer service Manager on his immediate response to a mix up in delivery and to Josh Hill in executing and expediting delivery they Made it Right honest professionals that stand by their product and their word hard to find in todays world Thank You so much (Fish ON) !!!
So much fun for the whole family
This is my first Hobie but not my first fishing kayak. The Outback is definitely a do all kayak. It is laid out well and very easy to maneuver and fish out of. I fish along the gulf coast for inshore fishing and the Hobie Outback is perfect for it. This purchase combined with the customer service and support from Eco Fishing Shop made this experience a slam dunk
The vanhunks pike is light and easy to load in my pickup on on top of my wife’s van just my self. It tracks very well on all water. Living in Delaware I fish pond, river, bay and ocean. I have had it in all four water types. It’s very stable standing fishing is nice folding the seat back gives lots of room to stand fish and yes a push pole. I like the stock paddle works well and is adjustable. “ I did have to seal the paddle shaft to the paddles to stop water from fill the the shaft”. Storage is ample with the front hatch that is mostly waterproof “hard rain off ocean city Maryland in a storm I had some water get in with ruff sea. The tool box is large and seals well, the in hall hatch fits 3600 tackle trays well it’s not deep enough to fit a 3700 tray. The rear storage area fits a large Colman cooler nicely. Over all I love the pike! If you are looking for a pond, river hopper it’s great! Bays on good to ok weather days and ocean on good days only…. This will work well for u and being 10 feet and 60 lb it’s easy to load on top of vans. Over all a well rounded kayak.
Old Town Sportsman PDL 106 Fishing Kayak
this kayak is awesome wasn't looking for a big kayak and one that's not too heavy I have a bad back two bad shoulders and this thing is perfect I'm out here in Las Vegas Nevada so a lot of fishing at lake Mead and at Willow Beach the back side of the dam. Took a while but here she is My vanhunks Pike pedal drive fishing kayak dual Minn kota 30 lb thrust trolling motors Garmin fish finder weize 100ah lithium battery just for the trolling motors then a small little 18 amp hour for all electronics for my navigational lights My white deck lights and my green deck lights all LED also a dual USB charger
I have not been able to get out on the water with it yet, took delivery beginning of November. Appears to be extremely well built and I am looking forward to next spring.
Love the big fish 108 kayak, the stability it has on the the water is unreal great comfort with its adjustable seat lots for space to accommodate all your fishing need.