Catching Stripers Standing Up In My Motorized W Kayak, By Rox Davis

Epic, That’s what this day was……Epic. 😀
I took the W500 out for my first solo Striper fishing on the Connecticut River In Windsor Locks, CT.
My buddy Mike was already on the water, I launched at 12:00 noon.
I took the 1.2hp Gamefisher outboard since I knew I could count on it running well.
My first slam came at 12:25, but the fish came unbuttoned.
I was drifting and casting my top water lure and working it slowly back to the W500, when BAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fish on, and it’s a big one………………..ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Off goes the drag, and the sleigh ride began.
It was an awesome Battle, she circled me twice, and shot up river, still towing me ………….. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
I start to tire her, and get her yak side, went to grip the lip with my boga, and ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ she wasn’t ready.
Now she is tired, I get her yak side one more time, reach with the bogas ………… and SHE IS MINE!!!!!
You could here me hooting for miles I’m sure.

big striper in fishing kayak, CT

29” Fat and Healthy, 14 1/2 lbs of fighting fury.
Many more Battles happened after that.

Today was one of the Best Fishing Days of my LIFE!!
I landed 3 keepers, and 9 smaller Stripers.

big striper in fishing kayak, CT

I had some awesome blow ups, and Lost 4 Bigger Stripers, but That’s okay, that’s why its called fishing. 😀
I can’t Thank You enough Yoav, for this wonderful yak, The W500 Rules the water.
Tight Lines and MoPaddle Safe All.
Rox

kayak angler standing with big striper in stand up fishing kayak, Connecticut river

big striper in fishing kayak, CT

big striper in fishing kayak, CT

big striper in fishing kayak, CT

big striper in fishing kayak, CT


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16 Comments

  1. W kayak

    Epic, indeed!
    Rox, you’re a striper fishing star, and you should have your own TV show! 😀
    Yoav

  2. Ericson E.

    very impressive catch
    i’ve never caught anything that comes close
    E. E.

  3. Marco

    Great catch Rox! I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one who’d love to watch an action video showing you battling these monsters

  4. Boyd Smith

    Your enthusiasm is contagious.

  5. GOFOS

    Awesome story! Fish look Yummy….

  6. Pete

    Great fishing story, Rox!
    Pete

  7. Gary Rankel

    Congrats, Rox. What a great day.

  8. Jeff McGovern

    Outstanding day out standing in a W500. How much better does it get than that? I would say that it rocks, but actually W500s don’t all that much. They are the best stand up fishing kayaks made and frankly better than anything else sitting down too. Super day Rox you nailed them! Keep up fishing like that and on air stuff will be easy. They say it only takes 5 fish to make a fishing show. You had enough for two.

  9. Jeff

    What a great day of Striper fishing.

  10. Texas Tarheel Yaker

    Rox, It is time for you to create a channel on youtube and start uploading some video. not only is it awesome having epic days but it feels just as good when you see all the hits your channel gets. i don’t think i can tell you what cameras i use here on this site but send an email and i will let you know, and one thing for sure, TTYaker don’t like to spend a whole lotta m-o-n-e-y.

  11. W kayak

    As a matter of fact, Rox has a Youtube channel named OMGBASS that already got over 40,000 views!
    Have a look here: http://www.youtube.com/user/omgbass

  12. John Castanha

    Nice work Rox. Luck comes to those who are prepared. Obviously you have done your work. Well done.

    John

  13. W kayak

    Hard work, passion, and talent.

  14. Pete

    I love reading Rox’ accounts, because they’re exciting and fun to read, but what strikes me about her fishing is that she doesn’t seem to leave anything to chance. She constantly collects and analyzes data, and does whatever it takes to improve her chances of catching the fish she’s after, which is mostly bass. She thinks and works like a real pro, and she’s totally focused.
    All those great fish she keeps catching are the logical and natural outcome of her work and knowledge.
    Pete
    PS, and yes, she’s got talent too 🙂

  15. Diane Hillman

    Freaking AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Teddy Alba

    I think I really need a WW! Man, that is gorgeous!

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