This trip reminded me why I love my Wavewalk kayak, by John Fabina

I thought I would find my way back to an old beaver hut that always held a few nice fish.
This would take some standing to visualize the route.
While standing and paddling through these tight spots I hit a submerged log and a clump of reeds, and I lost my balance both times.
The beauty of the Wavewalk is that if you lose your balance you can simply collapse down, which will take you to the center bench seat.
The Wavewalk is very forgiving, and gives you the instant to recover safely and not flip over like I would have definitely done in a conventional kayak.
Both times I realized the loss I would have experienced, camera, smart phone, tackle, etc. Not to mention the soaker!

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Last time it was a nice Walleye and a few pike. This time it’s a bunch of rock bass and this chunky perch. I love this type of fishing… when you feel that you have discovered a spot all for yourself.

John

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4 Comments

  1. fish kayak

    Thanks John,

    What can I say, your nature photos look like paintings – It’s amazing how you manage to find an capture all this beauty out there.

    This perch looks really good. It’s probably worth trying to fillet such a fish on board, and eat it as sushi – Sungjin style 🙂

    Yoav

  2. Fish Wiz

    I agree with Yoav that this perch looks delicious, but I still think it’s best to cook the fish you catch before you eat them, especially if they’re freshwater fish.
    FW

  3. fish kayak

    Just for the record – I’ve never tasted raw perch, and I don’t even know if it tastes good 😉 I just imagine it could, well maybe with some rice and soy sauce? 🙂

  4. RoxCT

    Stable, you bet, get’s you into those hard to get places to fish, yep!

    But sometimes the Fish don’t listen….That’s why they call it fishing. 🙂

    John, not matter what the size of the fish we catch, it’s always fun.

    The Big Fish is just a bonus. 🙂

    Tight lines and MoPaddle Safe all.
    Rox

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