Awful. I had my eye on this kayak for a year and finally bought it at TSC and immediately took it back. It was the worst handling kayak I have ever experienced. It was very unstable and tippy, even in a calm lake. I can't imagine trying to cast a fishing line or worse, reel in a fish any bigger than a minnow because you would capsize in a second. Also, it did not track well at all but swayed noticeabl6y back and forth. But by far the worst feature was the strong tendency to pull left and practically spin in a circle. I was forced to stop rowing several times and jam the paddle in the water and hold it vertically in order to keep the kayak spinning around. Note, this was a small calm lake, not a river with a strong current. I've paddled rental kayaks that were far better handling than this. Very disappointing.