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Comment by Mike Tobin on April 29, 2012 at 5:29pm

Comment by Faith on February 5, 2012 at 11:13am

Thanks to all of you for your help in this.  Since I'm not looking for a rocket kayak, at least not to fish in, the Commander sure looks like to be the craft that will fit the fishing bill.  Great pix Jason!  I'm going for the hi-vis also.  Have almost been taken out in my other kayak, it's white and apparently that means get as close as you can to those with motors.

Comment by Faith on February 5, 2012 at 11:08am

I had previously viewed commander videos on u-tube and returning there, it sure looks like the bass guys like the Commander.  I paddled a 12' Hobie previously.  I agree its a good kayak but again, not for me since the reach to either end is very difficult.  Also, the Hobie had a never ending noise that bothered me. The slap/slap/slap of every wave can get annoying.  Thanks Jason for the noise comment, I was concerned due to the hull design that noise may be an issue and was happy to find a way to address that.

Comment by Jason on February 5, 2012 at 11:07am

Comment by John Schlage on February 5, 2012 at 10:58am

Justa heads up for anyone thinking of buying a Hobie. Back in June 2011 I purchaced a Hobie Mirage Outback.  What a versitile craft! Personally...I can`t say enough good things about it. Hobie thought of everything for just right out of the package. It` has plenty of room, plenty of storage and extremely stable for even big guys like me of 5`10.5", 345lbs. And for those that don`t know of Hobies Mirage series...you can paddle it, peddle it, sale with it and put an electric motor on it. Now the Hobie motor is rather pricy, so I`m going to rig it for my old Minkota. Another cool trick I learned off the net is that if it`s breezy, and the wind is in your favor, brake out the unbrella and have a little fun to your next destination.   So far I`ve added an anker trolly, skinny water stake out pole, and fish finder and wheels that Hobie has it already set up for.

Hope to see ya out there. Untill then...Good Fish`n!

Comment by Jason on February 5, 2012 at 9:39am

I hope in the next couple of weekends the weather will be good to go out. I will let you know my plans. You are more than welcome to give it a days paddle.

Comment by John Maclaine on February 5, 2012 at 7:43am

Hey Jason, Now that I'm going to focus on fly fishing, I really need to take the commander for a paddle. I also have the need for something the kids can ride in.

Comment by Jason on February 4, 2012 at 9:37am
Faith, I agree with Bobby. I have the Commander 140 and it is my favorite kayak to fish from. It is slower than my perception search 15, but there is nothing better than sighting a fish, casting to it, and catching it standing up. Extremely stable. I was able ti remain standing while miserate boat wakes passed by. I was impressed. The bottom of the hull is a little noisy until you get the trapped air out. I rock forward and backward once on water and it clears up fast. I also got this kayak so I could use it with my 3 year old daughter. Once she is 4 or so, she can sit in the slide out seat and I will still have room to sit on the captains seat behind her to paddle. Bobby, I do not know how much room there is b/w seat and captains seat on the 120? The 140 gives me leg room b/w the two. I love the kayak.
Comment by Bobby C on February 4, 2012 at 6:56am
I have the Commander 120 and it's a great fishing kayak. It very stable and lots of room. I'm 6' 215 and have no problem standing while fishing. The thing I like the most is sitting on the captains perch to fish. It tracks very good and there is no need for a rudder. I very rarely put the seat it. The only bad thing is it's slow. I has have a Ride 115 I use during the warmer months. It's also a great fishing kayak that you can stand and fish from but it's faster than the commander. I have several fishing videos on YouTube fishing from both. My channel is kayakbassTX. Hope this helps. I you can test paddle both.
Comment by Faith on February 3, 2012 at 11:56am

Ok.  It's been a while since anyone has posted.  Since our easy winter will be winding down, I'm looking at kayaks again.  I'm looking for info on the WS Commander (12 or 14).  I want the good, bad, and anything else.  This will be an addition to my current kayak, a 14' Perception Catalina.  I'm looking for stability, ease of reaching the ends of the boat, and carrying capacity with maybe BWCA trips in mind.   I'm on the small size and have tried the tarpon, though its a great craft, the seat sits so low that I'm struggling to reach forward and aft and I can't sit sideways as my legs shoot straight out.  So for those reasons, I've given up on the SOTs.  I've also viewed the Native Watercraft Ultimate but am leaning more to the WS.  Any comments for or against?  Thanx in advance.

 

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