From the February/March edition of the magazine BOATING On The Hudson & Beyond -
THE HRFA APRIL 27th AND 28TH STRIPED BASS FISHING DERBY HAS SOME UNIQUE NEW FEATURES THIS YEAR
By John, F. Vargo, Publisher
Wavewalk Kayak is one of the top prizes
In addition to the top prize of $100,000 for a striper over 48″ and 50Lbs, there is another first prize in the April 26/27th Hudson River Fisherman’s Association Striped Bass Derby is the unique and very stable Wavewalk Kayak. It is donated by Wavewalk kayaks as a way of promoting this one of a kind kayak for fishing.
Now here is a Kayak that can go anywhere and do anything. Paddle it, put a motor on it, bang it into rocks, you name it, this kayak is made for abuse and fishing fun.
The Wavewalk 500 F2 is the first prize for the largest fish caught in the two day contest… “
Visit the Hudson River Striped Bass tournament’s website for more information >
Thanks to Michael Chesloff for finding this great review in the magazine and bringing it to our attention, and thanks to Jeff McGovern, whose picture features in the magazine (photo: Jim Green)
Just wanted to share my install of a downrigger on my Wavewalk kayak.
Downriggers are used a lot out here in fishing the lakes for Kokanee (land locked sockeye salmon) and in Puget Sound when targeting salmon. They allow much more control of your lure at specific target depths when trolling as well as troll deeper without having a bunch of weight on the fishing line spoiling the fight of the fish.
Installing a downrigger on many kayaks is a challenge because dangling a 5-6 lb weight over the side of your kayak is just and excuse to roll it, especially if the downrigger ball gets snagged in current. Not so on the wavewalk! With the twin hulls I can deploy right down the middle! That also makes it much easier for me to paddle when trolling as my fishing pole and the downrigger are out of the way.
Hopefully we will get a little better weather and I can go find some of those tasty Kokanee!
Another problem solved!
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More kayak rigging, fishing and hunting with Chris >
To whom it may concern: Wavewalk’s logo is a registered trademark -
Now we have to put this ® symbol all over our websites and official documents, for everyone to know