I bought the Renegade because I wanted a light pontoon that I could launch almost anyplace. I loved the idea of oars...to cover more water, fish the other side of the lake, etc. without having to use a motor and battery.
I purchased the Renegade this spring, and have used it about 10 times. I fish with it the following ways:
1. Rowing and trolling, mostly with Kastmasters and Dardevles. I love to seek out fish this way.
2. Finding fish in an area and fan casting.
3. Dropping the anchor and bait fishing (power bait, worms, or salmon eggs.
I love rowing the Renegade. I really like the bags. They can carry a lot of gear and don't get in my way while I row. I have only used it on stillwater so far. The standard oars have been fine. The pontoon is so light that I can row long distances and not get tired. I have even had to row against strong winds (at least 30 mph) and it hasn't been much of a problem. I may upgrade the oars someday, but I'm not sure that is necessary.
Fins or no fins? I have a pair of the Omega fins that I use with the Fish Cat. They are great when they are the only propulsion (no oars). I don't use them with the Renegade, though because they are very long and too difficult to get onto the foot rest bar. So I use an old, short pair of Caddis fins with the Renegade. I move the pontoon with the oars and just use the fins to turn slightly left or right. The Caddis fins are fine for this purpose.
I keep it simple. A mesh bag filled with rocks is my anchor. It probably weighs 8 to 10 pounds. The Scotty Rod Holder works well. I haven't found a good way to attach my "Fishin' Buddy" style Humminbird, but that's okay. I really want portability and not many attachments.
One way that I probably use it differently than most people is as "cross lake transportation". I have some favorite bank fishing spots on the opposite sides of lakes in Mono and Alpine counties. If I'm not doing well while fishing from the Renegade, I head to some of these spots and beach the vehicle. I then use two rods (legal in California with the purchase of a special stamp). I bait fish with one rod and cast with the other. I catch and release. Shelton Hooks allow me to do this with bait.
That's about it. Hope this helps some fellow anglers.