I was able to go a few times for a couple of hours after I got my lights set up. Water was so murky because of all the rain we had last fall, but when it cleared up I could see pretty good. I was also standing up using the gig to pole, but my 61 year old knees are a little shakey. Anyway I'm looking forward to next season and am checking out some promising spots while I'm out hunting reds and specs.Greg, I stand and use the gigg to keep her steady. I see you have a malibu as well and mine is the X-factor. Very wide and stable. Only taken one bath.