Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4 out of 5 by re2277 Malibu Stealth 12
Overall it is a well designed kayak. It is a little heavy. It paddles better into the wind because of it's weight.
You can stand in it but it will take some time to get used to feeling comfortable.
The front rod holders could be a little closer...b/c it is a stretch to reach when your looking to change rods real quick.
It is tough to stay seated for more than 4-5 hours with out it hurting your back.
Plenty of Storage.
I would recommend for ponds/lakes and saltwater.
I would not recommend for river fishing.
February 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BowedUp804 Excellent Fishing Kayak
The Malibu Stealth 12 is an excellent fishing kayak. The stability is unmatched, as is the storage capabilities.I spend hours standing and sight casting for Reds and the casting platform makes that possible. Malibu has designed this boat with the fisherman in mind and it shows. The built in bait well really comes in handy and can double as additional storage or as a cooler.
June 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by trouttracker Stealth 12
This has got to be the most comfortablest and stable kayak on the market. you can stand and paddle all day. Great for a begainner, women and children. All kinds of dry stoage and a livewell to boot.
June 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by NCyakfisher Great All Around Fishing Kayak
I spend a ton of time on the water - lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, and inshore. Having a great all around boat is important to me. I have paddled a bunch of different boats and the Stealth 12 stands out above the rest. It is short enough to be easily carried, stored, and maneuver small flowing waters. However, it is still fast, tracks well, and is stable enough to easily be able and stand and fish. At 6', 190 lbs, I have no problem standing and fishing. In fact, during my very first trip in the Stealth I was able to stand and fly fish with no problems. It has great storage, lots of nice features for fishermen, and is lightweight. So far, it has handled class II+ rapids, shallow rocky river stretches, high wind conditions on lakes, pond hopping and everything else thrown at it. You can't go wrong with this boat!
May 14, 2012