Motorized kayaks

A motorized kayak is a kayak outfitted with a motor. Typically, motorized kayaks are used for fishing, as a motor offers the angler a longer range of travel for their fishing trips.
The most common type of motor used in fishing kayaks is an electric trolling motor powered by a battery that’s carried on board.
W kayaks are stable enough to be outfitted with electric motors as well as powerful outboard gas engines. The latter are often more dependable and useful than electric motors, especially for longer trips and for traveling in moving water, e.g. offshore and in adverse weather conditions.
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Great Offshore Kayak Fishing Trip For Sungjin

Sungjin went on an offshore kayak fishing trip with other members of his kayak fishing club.
It looks like they had a good time, and were quite successful!  🙂

Offshore kayak fisherman in motorized fishing kayak with flounder

offshore kayak fisherman showing flounder he caught - South Korea

Ocean view - kayak fishing trip South Korea

flounder and other fish caught in offshore kayak fishing trip South Korea

South Korean offshore kayak angler with stringer of flounder

flounder caught in offshore kayak fishing trip South Korea

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A Kayak Angler’s Hard Day’s Catch: 10 Stripers Ranging From 24″ to 32.5″, By Rox Davis

kayak angler showing large size striper caught on Connecticut river

Well, after my first Connecticut River W500 kayak Striper trip, you know I had to get back out there 🙂

I Hit the river at 9:00am.
First drift, at 9:39am, the first Schoolie was in the boat.

The Bite wasn’t as good as my first trip, but with 2 stripers a 32″ and one at 32 1/2″ I’m one Happy Friggen Yaker 😀

The best part of my day was having a striper hit the top water lure, sending in the air, then coming back and hitting it again with a tail slap, when I realized, it was 3 Stripers fighting over it.
When Finally it Happened, I Had a Double on, and it was 2 Good size Keepers, they were rolling and fighting when one popped off.
But the one I got in the boat was the 32 1/2″ fatty.

I ended up with 10 Stripers, ranging from 24″ to the 32 1/2″.


I headed for the ramp at 12:30, I was pooped out, didn’t think I could reel in another fish 🙂
Plus, I was soooooooooo tired from standing and fishing all morning.

That W500 is a work out machine, just as much as she is a FISHING MACHINE!!!!!!!

Notice, my GoPro Hero2 mounted and ready to record – Enjoy the porn 😉
(Best viewed in full screen mode)

Tight Lines and MoPaddle Safe All.
Rox

motorized kayak for striper fishing on pickup truck

striper caught in stand up motorized fishing kayak - May 2012

Standing up in the W500 kayak, showing this big striper

striper caught in motorized fishing kayak - May 2012.jpg

kayak angler showing large size striper caught on Connecticut river

kayak angler showing large size striper caught on Connecticut river


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Sungjin’s Offshore Tandem Motorized Fishing Kayak Trip

Sungjin did it again, big time!

He created this outrigger system from foam boards and aluminum rods that he cut and assembled himself.

Outrigger for motorized tandem fishing kayak - South Korea

His goal: motorized tandem kayak fishing in the ocean, and he fully succeeded:

tandem motorized fishing kayak in ocean fishing trip - South Korea

two South Korean kayak fishermen in their tandem motorized fishing kayak - offshore trip.jpg

The 2 hp 4-cycle Honda outboard motor is powerful enough to propel this W fishing kayak and its tandem crew at a good speed:

Sungjin and his friend get serious about fishing:

two stringed fish motorized tandem fishing kayak - South Korea

And here Sungjin’s fellow fisherman is filleting a fish on board their kayak, and preparing it for for their lunch on board:

lunch on board tandem motorized offshore fishing kayak- Korea.jpg

Time to beach the kayak and get some rest:

South Korean kayak fisherman resting on the beach with kayak.jpg

And here is Sungjin’s outrigger tandem motorized fishing kayak, beached on this beautiful South Korean beach:

motorized tandem fishing kayak beached on South Korean shore.jpg

More about kayak fishing in South Korea >


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New Video: Side Mount For Fishing Kayak Outboard Motor, By Gary Thorberg

This is a hand crafted, side motor mount for both electric and gas outboard motors. It’s easy to install and it works great, as you can see from this demo video:

Gary


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