This fishing kayak is doing what I wanted it to do, by Paul Mayer

I teach in one of the state’s community colleges and the weeks before graduation were my most busy time of the year. After I devoted some time to administrative activities, my summer vacation began. That means I had some time to fish.
I have not used my W as much as I would like, but have caught some nice smallmouths on maybe six trips with the boat. I am determining how I want to outfit it to be the most efficient for my style of fishing. I have not yet had time to add anything to the W, instead I spent that time fishing! I have only taken it to a small lake each time, and have not yet put it in the Penobscot River – another of my favorite places to fish for smallies, but tougher water to navigate and fish.

I can tell you that the W is much more comfortable to fish out of than my 16’ [brand name kayak]! I can stand up in the W to stretch my lower back while fishing and then am able to step right out of the W after five or six hours of fishing! So, it’s doing what I wanted it to do.
I have taken the W out in some good wind to see how it performed compared to my canoe and my standard kayak. The W is much better! The W is more stable in the wind and easier to handle than my [brand name kayak] or my [brand name] canoe, too.
So far, I’m very happy with my W. I like it!

Am planning on retiring next June and will have more time to spend outfitting and using my W then. I will also be able to share more stories after that, too.

Best wishes,


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  1. fish kayak

    Thanks Paul, I’m glad to learn the kayak works for you, and I’m delighted to hear you like it! 🙂
    It will add precious weeks to your fishing season, which is priceless up here in New England, especially considering the cool weather we’ve had this year…

  2. Michael Chesloff

    Hello Paul-
    Is there any better endorsement, “it’s doing what I wanted it to do”, for any product?

    I have yet to put my Wavewalk in moving water and I am really looking forward to your report on river fishing from your W500. Get back to us soon!


  3. 1formidable

    I don’t remember exactly what I wanted my w500 to do before I got it, but with time, I came to realize that it was doing more than I thought it would. I think it’s because it doesn’t bother me physically when I use it, like other yaks would, and it doesn’t demand aything from me… No hassle and not even any attention on my part. It’s dependable and user-friendly in every way.

  4. John Fabina

    Paul, glad you are enjoying your Wavewalk. Wavewalk = Freedom. Freedom from worrying about balance, freedom from back pain, and freedom from a time limit that a body can take being in a kayak. It simply lets you enjoy fishing, photography, touring, or whatever a person decides to do on the water.

  5. muddy

    A traditional kayak is shaped like a fish, and it leaves its passenger the task of adapting to it, which they can’t do very well. The WaveWalk is better suited to fit the human that’s inside.

  6. fish kayak

    This is what Micronautics is about. See here-

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