First Fish Caught in My W Kayak

I took my wavewalk kayak on a fishing trip for the first time this week.
Launching out of Serenia Vista park in Cape Coral, a park dedicated to kayaking and kayak fishing, complete with trailer parking was the perfect choice.
It is a very short paddle to highly productive mangroves that hold snook, redfish and a host of other species.
I paddled for about five minutes and pulled up to a flat where I decided to give it a go. Within a few minutes I had caught my first fish. It was a 20 inch snook that leaped out of the water and put on a full show. I quickly realized for myself that one of the great things about the wavewalk kayak is the ability to stand up at will when a fish strikes. For any serious fisherman it’s a natural reaction. I caught a few other fish during the afternoon, included a nice size mangrove snapper that I took home for dinner.

Jeff Taubes,

Cape Coral, Florida

first fish in kayak, Cape Coral, FL

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5 thoughts on “First Fish Caught in My W Kayak”

  1. Thanks Jeff,

    I believe you’d also appreciate the unique ability the W offers to sit down quickly and easily anytime, in case you need to do so when you’re battling a strong fish.

    Just imagine what it feels standing there with a lunker fighting hard at the end of your line, and at the same time you’re getting hit by a big wake sent by a motorboat passing nearby at high speed… No big deal if this happens to you when you’re standing up in your W kayak: The worst case scenario is you sit down on the saddle, regain your balance instantly, and get up again in no time, and without any hassle.
    But if that happens when you’re standing up on some other yak, the likely scenario is a rather unpleasant (and wet) one, to say the least 😉

  2. Congrats on your new dealership and 1st fish, and above all the good weather…

  3. Congrats on the first of many fish to come over the sides of your W500.
    And on your new dealership.

    Tight Lines and MoPaddle safe all.

  4. Sometimes the difference between a good design and a bad one boils down to simple questions such as “what if”.
    For example, the high wheel bicycle that used to be popular during the 19th century featured a very large size wheel in the front, and a tiny wheel in the back. The biker sat very high, and turned a pair of pedals coming out of the big front wheel’s axle. When they lost balance (stuff happens was rule back then too), they fell from a considerable height, and couldn’t block the fall just by putting a foot down. Accidents were common and very unpleasant under those circumstances.
    Then someone introduced the safety bicycle, which is the ancestor of today’s bike. It featured two smaller wheels of the same size, and a chain leading from the pedals to the back wheel. Since then, bikers sit lower, and they can put their foot down in many cases, and thus avoid falling frequently. This new design was much safer, and conquered the world.
    The high wheel bike disappeared, and today you have to go to a museum or a circus show to see one – Just because of “what if”…

  5. When I was a kid my father and I used to fish every weekend, I really enjoyed the time when we were together. Fishing is somehow a great activity to strengthen bonds between you and a family member, It’s kinda relaxing and enjoyable moments. I really missed that time. It’s really a perfect place for fishing, Nice!.


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