What’s it really like when you are on the water in a lightweight Wavewalk that’s being propelled by a 4-stroke gas motor? Well, it’s a lot faster than any pedal-driven kayak and still easy to paddle and transport. Take a look-
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.
It’s been a long wait for warmer weather, less wind and a break in the rain. I go out for the first time in 2016 to a nearby lake in Philmont, NY. The fishing was okay, but the feeling was fantastic.
Tim Fish from Massachusetts spent over 2 years looking for a fishing kayak. He owns boats and canoes but wanted something that would be easier to transport and launch. And most importantly, that he could stand and fly-cast from with complete confidence.
Watch the video to see what he discovered.
I used a Sony video camera mounted to a baseball cap (hat cam) to capture a wider view of the experience of fishing from a W500.
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.
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:
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:
Then there were the 2 outstanding fish. First, the unusual:
Then came the fish of summer…
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.
I get a call from fellow Wavewalker Al Lunn: “Let’s go fishing!” The video tells the story.
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!
For all you Wavewalk owners, the saddle itself is 12 inches wide… a handy reference for quick measurements.
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.