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 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.

 

Big Lineup At Pilgrim Lake

I just spent 8 days in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The weather was terrible for the first 4; relentless wind and rain such that I didn’t want to fish. The next 4 days were just incredibly windy so I went out for a few hours early each day. Considering the conditions, my Wavewalk made paddling and positioning easy. The result? My best catch ever of big bass and pickerel. Fish when you can!

Note that I just purchased the Plano Expandable Bump Board that you see in each shot. It keeps you honest, if you like that sort of thing! 🙂

Kayak Fishing on Queechy Lake with Al Lunn

I get a chance to go fishing with life-long fisherman Al Lunn from New York in his new Wavewalk fishing kayak. The day was very windy even though it doesn’t look like it in the movie because we kept moving to protected areas. Despite the wind, Al stood and cast from his W500 like it was second nature.

View to the end to see Al conquer car-topping a kayak. (Best viewed @720P)

Where Are the Bass?

The weather has been crazy this summer and cut my fishing time in half. Still, I’ve had a few very fine days out on the water, as you can see in the video below.

My Wavewalk fishing kayak let’s me pursue the bass no matter how thick the vegetation gets.

A Mini “Grand Slam” on Prospect Lake, North Egremont, MA

A nice 2 1/2 pound largemouth
A nice 2 1/2 pound largemouth
A feisty pickerel
A feisty pickerl
Crappies were hitting like crazy.
Crappies were hitting like crazy.
A smaller but welcome bass.
A smaller but welcome bass.
The pickerel of the day!
The pickerel of the day!

The Tiny Torpedo

tiny bass caught on Torpedo lure

Despite a fierce battle I was able to land this beauty single-handed at a small lake on Cape Cod. Seriously, the picture actually makes this bass look bigger than it was; 3 inches!.

3lb largemounth bass caught in kayak fishing trip Cape Cod
Here is a little bit nicer fish, caught on the same 2-inch Tiny Torpedo seen in the previous post.