My First Kayak Fishing Trip: Initial Review of W500 Fishing Kayak, by Lou Fager, Pennsylvania

Brought the rod with me at first launch just in case. No kidding....2nd cast with a Yozuri crankbait plug....bam the fish was on. Large mouth Bass it is...he said the boat looked pretty good...and I said thank U very much...& in the water for a second life!!

The launch was excellent! No feet were wet in the process. I brought the rod just in case. Stability was awesome! I started to stand after I got used to the W sitting. Little tricky at first because it was very windy the day I first launched….But I found that U plant and hug your feet more toward centerline (toward seat column) rather than the outside edges. This tactic is ideal in the standing position which then was a breeze. No issues of any back problems & numbing pain at last! Just awesome.
Oh, BTW, two guys wrapping up there bass boat were curious about my boat. I told them it was called Wavewalk. They said that my boat looks more comfortable than those other kayaks. I replied, that’s why I purchased it. And another guy commented about it as well. Those are the first tangible people that I came across during first launch…& already nothing but good news.
Brought the rod with me at first launch just in case. No kidding….2nd cast with a Yozuri crankbait plug….bam the fish was on. Large mouth Bass it is…he said the boat looked pretty good…and I said thank U very much…& in the water for a second life!!

Ok tight lines for sure. I gotta get set up my W for Opening Day at my local Rod & Gun Club for Saturday. It is called Ranger Lake Rod & Gun in the borough known as Egypt which is in Whitehall, PA.

Nice largemouth bass caught on first kayak fishing trip, Pennsylvania

First launch(4-27-2011) with the new W at Minsi Lake…..outside of Bangor, PA:

Fishing kayak strapped to car top, before launching

Touching the water at last:

Fishing kayak before the fishing trip

Fishing kayak beache at the boat ramp, Minsi lake, PAfishing kayak attached to car rack, PA

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4 Comments

  1. Marco

    Awesome! That’s more fish than I caught during the whole winter 😉
    Marco

  2. CJ

    Cool. I didn’t see any rod holders on this yak. Sounds like Lou wasn’t even planning to fish.
    Congrats!
    CJ

  3. Lou Fager

    I’ll keep you guys posted for some new pics!!

  4. Rox

    Congrats on a great day of fishing.

    You broke in your New W500 with some great mojo. 🙂

    Can’t wait to see more reports.

    Tight lines and Paddle Safe all.
    Rox

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