Catching smallmouth on the Allegheny river

By Dave Wayman


I went down the Allegheny River probably about 7-8 times this summer. Really enjoyed it.
We caught smallmouths mostly.
It wasn’t a banner year. You have to work hard for them. But it was fun.
Learning a lot about what to use and how to go about catching them.

I loaned my W500 kayak to two different guys and took them down the river (I used a standard kayak, which I hate). They love the WaveWalk and I’m trying to get them interested so they buy one. Also went down the river with another W500 owner who loves his WaveWalk.

My WaveWalk got pretty dirty from river water this summer. I need to try to clean it good before putting it up.

I was wondering if there is anything I should do to my WaveWalk as I get ready to put it up for the winter. Is there any dressing or wax that should be used to protect the material the kayak is molded from? So that it lasts longer?

This is a picture of a 15” er that I caught yesterday on the Allegheny.


Thanks to Joe Stauder from HBBCO Stand Up Fishing Kayaks

2 thoughts on “Catching smallmouth on the Allegheny river”

  1. Thanks Dave,

    Wavewalks are maintenance free.
    As for storing yours outdoors in a cold and snowy place like Pennsylvania, you’d just need to make sure that snow doesn’t accumulate anywhere in the boat, because as the snow goes into cycles of melting and freezing, the pressure of the expanding ice against the walls could damage them. BTW, this is true for any kayak out there, as well as for barrels, bins, boxes, bottles, etc.


  2. Nice Healthy and Fat Smallmouth right there. 🙂
    Love those Green Bombers.

    Congrats on a great day on the water.

    Tight lines and MoPaddle safe all.

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