Wavewalk 700 review by Canadian fishing & hunting guide

By Russ Popp

 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

I am very pleased about the Wavewalk 700 .
It is a very easy craft to get in and out of.
It is a very stable craft for older people to feel safe in.
Easy to transport.
As an retired Canadian Outfitter and Guide for fishing and hunting, there is definite use and purpose for the Wavewalk in my outdoor activities, leaving the other four canoes, three kayaks and one twelve foot aluminum boat at home that I already had.

Last fall I used it for fishing and goose hunting with my gun dog.

I got my wife out, in the Wavewalk, this last fall –

 

 

We have some great videos with a go-pro but can’t seem to post them on you tube for some reason?

The ice believe it or not is still on the lakes this spring.
I was ice fishing for Lake Trout three weeks ago.

Lots of work to do this spring.
Tear down the old cabin (Had it from 1966, until now), and build a four seasons home in the bush, one hundred miles from where we are now living.
Will have to sneak in some kind of time, somewhere for the Wavewalk, but don’t know where this spring?

 

Our aluminum boat

 

A friend I met years ago

 

Curious fox…

 

The only thing I am having trouble with the Wavewalk is, that here in Canada, the plumbing pipe sizes don’t match the American plumbing pipe size holes, in the seat to make accessories for the craft at this time.
I am sure at some point in time, after building our home in the bush, I will find away to get the right size plastic pipe, and stand attachments for bolting onto the plywood to make all my ideas I have in mind.
Too bad I am retired now from Outfitting American clients, because they could have brought some pipe and attachments up with them, when they came up hunting and fishing with me.

4 Comments

  1. fish

    Thanks Russ,

    I’m glad to hear that you and your wife like this boat 🙂
    Beautiful photos!

    I guess to way to get US size PVC pipes in Canada is to order smaller sections online, on websites that offer such hardware, e.g. Home Depot, Lowes, Amazon, etc.

    Yoav

  2. Bassman

    Russ,

    Try downloading the GoPro to Google Drive and then share to Wavewalk. Also, you can fly into Ft. Lauderdale or Miami and rent a car for a couple days pretty cheap. I have an air-conditioned motor home to stay in and ice free water to fish with W700s in Key Largo. Will trade a mini-vacation in the Keys (based upon the Florida 3 day non-resident fish license) for a Northern Pike trek in Canada…

    Stock up on US PVC at our local hardware store and get your ice free fish fix at the same time!

    Oh, and, your wife is welcome, too.

    Larry J.

  3. fish

    Sounds like a great barter deal for both parties, as long as you guys time it right – After all, Larry, I guess you wouldn’t want to visit Russ in January… and Russ, I doubt you’d want to vacation in Key Largo in August 😮

  4. Bassman

    Yes, Yoav,

    Timing is everything. May and October are great months to visit Florida because the Snowbirds and tourists have migrated elsewhere. And, the heat is not oppressive.

    I imagine that May and June are good times to pluck pike in Canada and, maybe, those notorious swarms of black flies are not too bad.

    Northern Pike are on my “Caught in this Lifetime” bucket list. Though, I will be sending pics of a fish I never expected to catch and did not put in the bucket.

    Still kicking…

    Larry J.

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