Basswhisper, I was also looking into these kayaks but I pulled the trigger and went with a Wilderness System Tarpon 100. I did price comparison and checked reviews and I got the tarpon for the same price and the reviews are out of this world for the Tarpon series. I would tell you to look at Tarpon first and then go get a yak. Also the Tarpon offers the rail system to modify your yak. You don't have to drill on the boat and just slide the rod holders and fish finder onto your rail with an adapter. I can go on but I hope you look around first.
I also fish on lakes, rivers and ponds. I don't want to be shark bait in the Pacific Ocean. Fear of the Great White!!!