Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 Angler

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Great kayak for fishing calm waters. Not so great…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $1000


Great kayak for fishing calm waters. Not so great for choppy or sea water due to the leaking hatches and hatch design. This makes the kayak unseaworthy for longer trips.


  • Stability
  • Tracks awesome
  • Fair price


  • Hatches leak a lot
  • Footpegs can fall out on surf launches

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Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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Decked out with a rod holder and lots of room for your fishing gear, the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 Angler Sit-On-Top Kayak offers easy-to-paddle stability to chase the big one.


SpecificationsLength: 12' 3 / 373 cmWidth: 30 / 76 cmMax Capacity: 350 lbs. / 159 kgDeck Height: 13.75 / 35 cmWeight: 70 lbs. / 32 kgCockpit Length: 52 / 132 cmCockpit Width: 20 / 51 cm

- River Sports Outfitters

Slip into coves undetected and catch a fish worthy of dinner when you're in the cockpit of the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 Angler Kayak. This sit-on-top comes with multiple fishing accessories from Yak Attack so you can fully customize your kayak for fishing adventures. Attach the included fishing rod and flag along with the Mighty Mount mini-track and two Screwball attachment accessories for complete convenience as you're angling. When fishing is not on the agenda you can remove these accessories and take this boat out on casual kayak trips, whether it's a relaxing cruise over a mirrored lake or a tour between offshore islands. The multi-chined hull provides a stable ride on serene lakes and tranquil rivers. The Phase 3 AirPro seating system ensures long-lasting comfort for day-long fishing trips in this sit-on-top cockpit. Leg-lifters, a scalloped seat, and enhanced airflow make all-day paddling sweet on your seat (and back), and the Keepers foot brace lets you further customize your comfort. The Tarpon opens wide to swallow all the gear you need, with bow and midship hatches with Orbix locks for security. The cavernous tankwell at the stern is perfect for drybags full of gear, and the bungee system secures them in place. The versatile Zooka Tube from Yak Attack accommodates all kinds of fishing rods thanks to its innovative design. This open-ended rod-holder features a locked slot, two positions for your convenience, and an opposite side for catchers or stakeouts. The VisiCarbon Pro flag features an orange flag with a light to keep you visible when you're fishing in the middle of the lake.

- Backcountry.com

What do you get when you cross a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 with some of the best fishing accessories available? The Tarpon 120 Angler! Outfitted with everything you need to reel in a big one, this boat is a versatile, performance-driven option with room for any size paddler and all of their gear.For free shipping to over 50 of our stores, or to ask any questions, call Customer Service at 888-463-6367.