I own a [brand name kayak distributed by a nationwide fishing gear chain store].
I tried out my son Clint’s Wavewalk kayak and caught this 6 lb-4oz largemouth flipping jigs in the heavy weeds. I have arthritic knees and the stand up fishing in the Wavewalk kayak is awesome, so I ordered one for myself.
Neither the fibromyalgia nor the sciatica that Rox suffers from would stop her from fishing for stripers (striped bass) in her W fishing kayak, which she outfitted with an outboard motor, so that she could cover more distance. Rox fishes standing up most of the time, yet another thing she can do only from a W kayak:
Epic, That’s what this day was……Epic. 🙂
I took the W500 fishing kayak out for my first solo Striper fishing on the Connecticut River In Windsor Locks, CT.
My buddy Mike was already on the water, I launched at 12:00 noon. I took the 1.2hp Gamefisher outboard since I knew I could count on it running well. My first slam came at 12:25, but the fish came unbuttoned.
I was drifting and casting my top water lure and working it slowly back to the W500, when BAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fish on, and it’s a big one………………..ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Off goes the drag, and the sleigh ride began. It was an awesome Battle, she circled me twice, and shot up river, still towing me ………….. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
I start to tire her, and get her yak side, went to grip the lip with my boga, and ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ she wasn’t ready.
Now she is tired, I get her yak side one more time, reach with the bogas ………… and SHE IS MINE!!!!!
You could here me hooting for miles I’m sure.
29” Fat and Healthy, 14 1/2 lbs of fighting fury.
Many more Battles happened after that.
Today was one of the Best Fishing Days of my LIFE!!
I landed 3 keepers, and 9 smaller Stripers.
I had some awesome blow ups, and Lost 4 Bigger Stripers, but That’s okay, that’s why its called fishing. 😀
I can’t Thank Wavewalk enough, for this wonderful yak, The W500 Rules the water.
It contains unique articles, such as the one that offers some sensible practical rigging advice that’s so hard to find these days, and everything you wanted to know about kayak fishing in cold water and weather.
Everyone knows that people living in the Midwest love to fish, and that the Midwest offers some the best fishing in America, and possibly in the world…
Midwest anglers haven’t fallen for the kayak fishing hype, and they still fish mostly out of motorboats. Dryness and comfort are important when both weather and water are not exactly as prescribed by those who manufacture and promote sit-in and sit-on-top fishing kayaks…right? 😀
And when you can’t step down from your yak into the shallow and lukewarm water to unkink, and relief to pain and fatigue in your legs, your back, and your butt, you’d better keep fishing from a real boat, and leave those extreme and experimental kayaks to others.
Having said that, kayak fishing doesn’t necessarily have to be such an appalling experience if you’re fishing out of the right kayak, and it seems like some anglers have begun to discover it, and realize there’s a third way that combines all advantages offered by the lightweight, nimble and inexpensive fishing kayak with the stability, dryness, and comfort or the traditional fishing boat , plus some new and refreshing things, such as super mobility, etc…
Here’s a section of US Fishing Kayak Magazine that talks about Kayak Fishing in The Midwest >> The reader will there tons of info about kayak dealers, kayak fishing trip reports, rigging tips, kayak fishing movies, and fishing kayak reviews.
So, if you’re into fishing for bass, pike, salmon, muskie, trout, walleye, crappie etc. – go have a look…
So you want to fish for bass from your kayak? Sounds exciting, but you may also need a plan, and some advice, probably, and there’s one angler named Roxanne, who knows more than most of us on this subject, and she wrote this article on the subject of bass lures for kayak fishing that I’d recommend you read.
So you want to fish for bass from your kayak?
Sounds exciting, but you may also need a plan, and some advice, probably, and there’s one angler named Roxanne, who knows more than most of us on this subject, and she wrote this article on the subject of bass lures for kayak fishing that I’d recommend you read.
Rox’ article talks about the different tpes of lures, and the brands she prefers. She also gives some useful advice on how to use these bass lures, and judging by the pictures of the huge bass she catches, she’s immensely successful.
And if you’re looking for additional info, stories and comments about bass fishing from kayaks, you may as well lurk for a while in that blog, because it full of interesting stories, articles, video, etc.
BTW, the picture above shows some or Rox’ favorite lures. There are more in her article, which is my favorite on this subject, needless to say.