The W500 is fast in more ways than one.

This under-3-minutes video shows how I usually land, exit and transport my Wavewalks. I only car-top if I will be traveling on the interstate where traffic moves at close to 75 mph. I hope it helps viewers understand some of the real-world advantages of this most excellent fishing kayak.

Heaviest Pickerel Ever!


I got out for a short while to a nearby lake. Overall, the fishing was just okay until I hooked into this beauty:

Only Big Fish

The fish in this video were the only ones I caught during a 3+ hour fishing trip.

Maybe trip is the wrong word as this video was shot in Philmont, NY which is only 15 minutes from home.

First Action Video of the Year

Here is four hours condensed into four minutes.

There is just nothing like fishing from a Wavewalk when it comes to “going where the fish are” Hope you enjoy it.

Top-Water Bass at Sutherland Pond

 

ooms

The Columbia Land Conservancy maintains the fantastic Ooms Conservation Area near the northern end of the Taconic Parkway in upstate New York. It includes the beautiful Sutherland Pond where I was able to film some bass attacking  in the lily pads:

Fishing from my Wavewalk in the First Week of Summer – Part 3 of 3

The remainder of the first week was spent in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Cape is rich with small lakes and ponds which just don’t seem to get much fishing pressure, perhaps because most people are focused on the salt water.

I stayed inland and pursued the bass.  All week I was catching 2, 3 and 4 pounders. The fishing was just astounding as the bass smashed Wacky Worms and Frog Imitations in water that was often less than 6 inches deep.

First, a few shots of the typical catch that week:

A 3 Pounder in the Weeds
A 3 Pounder in the Weeds
A 17 Incher
A 17 Incher

 

A really fat beauty!
A really fat beauty!

Then there were the 2 outstanding fish. First, the unusual:

What do we see here?!
What do we see here?!
A tug on the "tongue" and we get the picture.
A tug on the “tongue” and we get the picture.
She still had an appetite for a Wacky Worm!
She still had an appetite for a Wacky Worm!

 

Maybe we should all be using bigger lures?
Maybe we should all be using bigger lures?

Then came the fish of summer…

This was a big, big largemouth.
This was a big, big largemouth.

 

The "tale of the tape" says a fraction over 22 inches!
The “tale of the tape” says a fraction over 22 inches!

 

And here is the nose to tail. The with of the measuring board is 5 inches. She hangs over both top and bottom!
And here is the nose to tail shot. The width of the measuring board is 5 inches. She hangs over both top and bottom!

I estimate this monster weighed between 5 1/2 and 6 pounds. Best week of fishing I’ve ever had. All the bass were released unharmed.

Fishing from my Wavewalk in the First Week of Summer – Part 2 of 3

I get a call from fellow Wavewalker Al Lunn: “Let’s go fishing!”  The video tells the story.

Fishing from my Wavewalk in the First Week of Summer – Part 1of 3

Until June 21st the weather and the fishing in my part of upstate New York were extremely challenging. Strong winds, even early in the morning, were unrelenting. And the bass I was catching were rarely over a pound. Then, almost magically, the first day of summer brought stunning changes. The mornings were calm and the fish put on some serious weight!

The action begins saturday morning at Rudd Pond, including a largemouth that is close to 4 pounds!

The Big Fish of the Day in the fish grippers
The Big Fish of the Day in the fish grippers
Big Fish of the Day- That's 17 inches+ from the gunnel and across the saddle.
Big Fish of the Day- That’s 17 inches+ from the gunnel and across the saddle.
The Big Fish of theDay, Open Wide!
The Big Fish of theDay, Open Wide!

For all you Wavewalk owners, the saddle itself is 12 inches wide… a handy reference for quick measurements.

A delicious plastic mouse!
A delicious plastic mouse!
Even the calicos were hitting a 6-inch wacky worm.
Even the calicos were hitting a 6-inch wacky worm.
Head shakin'
Head shakin’
Another 2-pounder
Another 2-pounder
Bug-eyed and about 3 pounds.
Bug-eyed and about 3 pounds.
Another deuce
Another deuce
Deuce #3
Deuce #3
Deuce, again
Deuce, again

 

These were all caught between 6:45 and 9:45 (I just look at the time-created on the jpg files).

Stay tuned, I’ll post PART 2, fishing with Al Lunn, in a day or so.

 

Quick video at Mudge Pond.

I was able to beat the wind for a couple of hours and catch a few fish at Mudge Pond.