Robert Fisher’s W500 Fishing Kayak Review – Texas

Robert Fisher is a kayak fisherman from Texas who bought his first W kayak in 2007 – It was a W300 model in today’s terms. A few weeks ago Robert ordered a second fishing kayak for himself, and this time it was a W500. Here is what Robert wrote us:

-“I have had my new W500 kayak out 4 times. The first time was just to see if there was a difference from the older Wavewalk, the next three times it was used to go fishing.”

Robert and his two green fishing kayaks

-“The new W kayak seems to move through the water easier at higher speeds and in a straight line than the old one, it is more stable and easier to stand up in. The extra room is a welcome advantage.

I am 66 years old and am retired, so I use it to go fishing in 2 to 3 times per week.

The only negative I have found is it’s turning radius is larger than the old Wavewalk, this is probably due to the extra length of the W500, but I think with a little more use, that will become unimportant.

It is my opinion that more seniors should look at the W kayak as a source of exercise and entertainment. It is a great source of recreation.

Robert Fisher”

2007 and 2009 fishing kayaks side by side

-“I am enjoying both of the W kayaks, but I really do prefer the W500.
I am taking the W300 to Indiana to leave with my son for my use while I am vacationing there.”

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6 Comments

  1. admin

    Thanks Robert!

    I published Robert’s review even though he didn’t send any pictures (I’m still hoping he will…) because he’s one of those who can compare the W300 and W500, and thus help people choose between the two.

    Yoav

  2. norm

    You don’t have to be old to enjoy this kayak but if you are it sure makes getting old easier. I’m 60 years old and had spinal fusion 6 months ago, and I’m doing more now than I ever did. If you want to turn just slide back on the saddle and you can almost spin it.

  3. Pete

    That makes sense since the w500 has a waterline that’s twice as long as its two hulls, which makes it track like an arrow… If you raise the bow out of the water you shorten the waterline, and that makes it easier to maneuver. You get the best of both worlds – a “long” boat for tracking, and a “short” boat for tight maneuvers 😀
    The other way to turn easily is the regular W way, by leaning the boat into the turn.

  4. Jeff McGovern

    Gosh I’m glad to see the W500 is a good boat for seniors. I think I now have that status since I automatically get the senoir discount at KFC just by ordering. Anyway the new boat appears to have tracking and speed advantages over the W300 and for some that is an important item. Also the new boat offers the W to a whole new group of larger anglers who love kayak fishing but until now found the W300 too small.

  5. Joe Cardenas

    I am 68, weigh 160 lbs. 5’8″ tall. I live below the dam at Canyon Lake and want to start fishing upriver and the flats around Port Aransas. Do you think this is the kayak for me?

  6. admin

    Hi Joe,

    At 160 lbs you have the choice between the W300 and the W500.
    Because of your age I think you’ll enjoy the W500 more.

    Yoav

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