More rigging innovations from Ernie Balch, by Michael Chesloff

Being a big guy, Ernie made a special ‘Relaxed Fit’ bracket for his W kayak’s saddle. It’s slightly wider than the standard one that Wavewalk provides, and Ernie outfitted it with some foam, so he can put his head on it when he’s lying down on the saddle to stretch and get some rest – … Continue reading “More rigging innovations from Ernie Balch, by Michael Chesloff”

Landing bass from the front of my kayak, by Michael Chesloff

The spring weather in the Northeast has been challenging to say the least! It was once again, windy, windy, windy but still a beautiful day so out I went in my W500. Here is a movie I shot in Long Pond: Notice that even though the camera is mounted directly to the kayak’s gunnel, the … Continue reading “Landing bass from the front of my kayak, by Michael Chesloff”

Method for installing sonar in a fishing kayak, by Michael Chesloff

In 2012 I installed a transducer in my W500 fishing kayak using the excellent method suggested by John Fabina. That attachment system has worked very well but I wanted to have something that looks better, so I designed this new system – The materials are very simple; some plastic foam (I used a slice of … Continue reading “Method for installing sonar in a fishing kayak, by Michael Chesloff”

Attaching foam floatation modules inside a W kayak, by Michael Chesloff

Michael Chesloff found a new way to attach standard (2.5″ wide) flotation modules inside his Wavewalk fishing kayak – “It is important to remember that the purpose of the flotation is to aid in recovery of a swamped boat and not to increase its stability or load-capacity. As a result, where flotation modules are attached … Continue reading “Attaching foam floatation modules inside a W kayak, by Michael Chesloff”

Catching largemouth bass and views of autumn foliage in Eastern New York, by Michael Chesloff

I try to fish whenever responsibilities and the weather allow. I got out today for a few hours and landed exactly 3 fish… the 12 inch, 13 inch and 17 inch largemouth bass you see here. As you can see from the picture above we are almost at the end of the fishing season in  Northeastern … Continue reading “Catching largemouth bass and views of autumn foliage in Eastern New York, by Michael Chesloff”