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Shallow Water Stand Up Kayak Fly Fishing In Tidal Flood Grass, By Kevin Eastman, Florida

I finally got out and did some fly fishing this week with the flood tides. I tied up some spoon flies for the first time and decided to give them a go in the grass.
I got out four days last week for the floods. I saw tails on three of the days, though they were very brief in their appearances and pretty wary. I did manage to stick one fish on two of the days and decided to salvage one of the no red days with a nice Jack on the paddle back. I’m looking forward to the next flood later this month and will hopefully have some more pictures for you then.
Each time I get out in the Wavewalk for flood tide fishing I like it more and more for this purpose. I can cover a lot of water looking for fish and not have to get out to walk the shallow water like a couple of guys in a flats boat had to. They got skunked while I got some fish because of this. Unfortunately we only get a few days a month in the Spring and Fall to do this around here.
I upped the game a little this year by elevating the board that I’ve been using to stand on the seat and pole the W through the shallows. I elevated it above the rim of the kayak by screwing a couple of 2X4s to the board and screwing a section of one inch PVC pipe to the bottom of one 2X4 to lock it in the ribs on the W’s saddle. It worked out real well for me and gives me a nice elevation to scan the flats for tails. It’s not something you want to use al lot in open water but in the flooded grass it works great, you just have to be a little careful when crossing the larger open creeks in the flats. I haven’t taken a swan dive yet. The elevated platform also make a great seat for paddling and is almost perfect chair height.
Cheers, Kevin

 

Tracks of fly fishing kayak in the flooded grass, high tide, Florida

Tracks Left By W Kayak In The Flooded Grass

stand up kayak rigged for fly fishing in tidal flood grass, Florida

 

Redfish caught on a fly, in a stand up kayak, shallow water tide flood grass areas, FL

First Red

red fish swimming in the flooded grass, next to the kayak

fish hooked by fly kayak fisherman

Gotcha!

jack caught by fly kayak fisherman, in flooded grass, Florida

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Jeanne Paddling Standing In Her W500 Kayak, And Scouting For Fish – Wisconsin

After a check on the weather, we decided to take the W’s out for a ride on the Oconomowoc River. When we decide to go at the last minute , it only takes us five minutes to load up the W’s in the truck and head out. The weather was perfect and the water was the clearest I have seen this year. I am amazed at what an improved view I have standing in the Wavewalk kayak. I can see so more fish and aquatic life from this height. My Wavewalk kayak does not seem to bother the fish even when I glide near them. When John can’t find the fish, I tell him they’re over here by me. John even caught a few fish on the surface with his J11 floating Rapala. It’s fun to watch these fish attack on the surface!

JEANNE FABINA

 

Oconomowoc river stand up kayak fishing tripKayak fishing trip on the Oconomowoc River, Wisconsin

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