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.
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.
I was able to beat the wind for a couple of hours and catch a few fish at Mudge Pond.
The spring weather in the Northeast has been challenging to say the least! It was once again, windy, windy, windy but still a beautiful day so out I went in my W500.
Here’s what happened, short but sweet.
Notice that, even though the camera is mounted directly to the Wavewalk’s gunnel, the shots are rock-steady. This was shot with my Nikon Coolpix AW100, no stabilizers and no stabilization added during editing or by YouTube.
As you can see from the picture above we are almost at the end of the fishing season in Northeastern New York. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world to watch the seasons change.
I try to fish whenever responsibilities and the weather allow. I got out today for a few hours and landed exactly 3 fish… the 12 inch, 13 inch and 17 inch largemouths you see here.