Ed Wheeler Lands a 27″ Redfish at the FCKA Kayak Fishing Tournament, Florida

For those who follow our blog, the name Ed Wheeler isn’t new –

Ed is a 70 year old, retired businessman from Florida, who wanted to fish from a kayak.

He tried various types of fishing kayaks – both paddle and pedal propelled, only to find that fishing from them was practically impossible for him, because they were too uncomfortable.

So naturally, Ed became interested in our W kayaks, but since he got burned before, he wanted to test one before ordering.

Our friend Jeff McGovern let Ed test his W500 fishing kayak, and Ed ordered one, only to find that he loved kayak fishing, and was having a great time, even after spending many hours in long kayak fishing trips.

When Ed heard about the FCKA kayak fishing tournament in Western Florida, he invited Jeff to join him, and they both participated in it.

Ed showing a 27

Photo:Jeff McGovern

Ed showing this beautiful, 27 inch redfish he caught during a long day, when he competed in the FCKA kayak fishing tournament. Behind Ed, his yellow W500 fishing kayak, rigged in a somehow traditional way, that is with a milk crate in the back. Ed likes to take a lot of gear with him on his fishing trips.

Jeff caught this nice, 22 inch redfish:

22 inch redfish in fishing kayak with casting rod

Next to the fish, a prototype of a new casting rod that Jeff has been testing for Emmrod.
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7 thoughts on “Ed Wheeler Lands a 27″ Redfish at the FCKA Kayak Fishing Tournament, Florida”

  1. Congratulations! Nice fish!

    I can’t think of a better way to grind one’s lower back than pedaling one of those pedal drive kayaks. To me they look like floating torture devices…


  2. Ed was once a pedal kayak angler himself and now prefers the comfort and fishability of the Wavewalk. Nothing is more powerful for casting and fighting big fish in the world of fishing kayaks than the W500. The wind we faced was far easier to handle in these boats too. Instead of getting blasted all over stuck sitting in the middle of sit on top boat we could move to whatever position on the saddle we needed to use the boat effectively.

  3. Congrats, Ed. Did you catch him with one of Jeff’s Emmrods?

  4. Congratulations Ed and Jeff, that must have been a great day out there
    battling the elements in your W500’s. 🙂

    Who ever said “No Pain, No Gain” never paddled a Wave Walk Kayak!!

    Tight lines and Safe Paddling All.

  5. Gene,
    The FCKA was a kayak fishing tournament on the FL west coast.
    You can participate in the Jax kayak fishing classic tournament.

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