Posted my first movie. Not very elegant but a useful learning experience.
Joe Stauder is a lifelong fisherman from Montandon, in central Pennsylvania, who created the Hawg Buster Bait.
From now on, Joe is also Wavewalk fishing kayaks’ dealer in this area.
Joe is also a member of a local bass fishing club, and he plans to teach his co-members how to fish standing up in a W kayak.
I just wanted to drop you a line. I bought a Wavewalk W500 from Gary Thorberg at MinnYaks back in August.
First off, I want to tell you that Gary was amazing! He agreed to meet me at his lake place which was a short drive from my lake place instead of me driving all the way to the Twin Cities (4-5 hour drive). Not only was Gary prompt when communicating, the guy is just a genuinely good person. When I met up with him and first saw my Wavewalk it was love at first sight. I have to mention that I’ve been researching and reviewing the Wavewalk for about 18 months and finally decided to buy one. If anyone reading this has hesitated, please do yourself a favor and just get a Wavewalk. It’s worth every penny!
After Gary threw in a motor mount and plenty of good advice for free, I loaded up my new baby and drove back to our lake place. Well, the wind was blowing so I had to wait until the next day for my maiden voyage. At first I thought the Wavewalk was a bit tippy but then I realized that was just me, not the Wavewalk. I’m not a small guy (265 lbs) and after about 20 minutes, I was standing up fishing from my Wavewalk. Yeah, I got a bit off balance but as I had read, I just sat down and I was instantly fine. Then a boat went by threw a wake at me, and I was a bit worried but that was easy too.
I’ve listed some items that make the Wavewalk wonderful:
· The ability to move your leg position at will
· The ability to stand and stretch when needed
· The ability to lay back and relax when the mood strikes you
· The way you can rig the Wavewalk to your own liking. I will give some advice here, don’t do anything permanent until you’ve been out a handful of times
· The peace and quiet of a day on the water without a motor
· How easy it is to launch and beach the Wavewalk
· How easy it is to paddle into the lily pads and ambush largemouth bass with topwater lures!
I’ve attached a couple pictures for you.
Oh, I forgot to mention, my wife and my dog love the Wavewalk as well!
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Went to use my pickup on the 25th and darn near drove through the fence….
NO Brakes????????????????????? I think it blew a brake line……
So I stuffed the Kia Soul with my W300 10.5′ long yak, the 12′ W500, is just a tad too long, it might not be legal…… and headed to Rainbow Reservoir.
So I went on instinct, and of course knowing what it looks like under them waters helps big time.
I found lots of runts Largemouth bass & Smallmouth bass, perch, crappies. But in every one of my spots that should be holding fish…I found nothing.
This should be prime crank bait time here, but I only got one keeper smallie on it, Fat Rap in white.
Got a few on the tube, paddle tail and none on the dinger. Spinner bait didn’t get a sniff, CB, Nada.
They were drawing water down big time for the storm that’s coming, of course, it was after 3pm and time for me to paddle back.
No clue what the water temps were, cloudy, dark stained water.
Slight breeze, and no currant till end.
Here a few of the best of the day.
I added a picture of a nice 5lb Large Mouth Bass I caught on the 26th while fishing with my buddy Mike on Congamond Lake.
And Yes, we survived Hurricane Sandy, with only a few limbs down.
I brought both of the W500 in the house, I didn’t want to chance them getting crushed by the huge 80 year old Siler Maple that hovers over the yak shack.
Tight Lines and MoPaddle Safe all.
This morning I went back to the same small lake that gave me the 1 ounce and 3 lb bass on the Heddon Tiny Torpedo. First fish of the day (on a wacky-worm) was this beauty.. deduct 4 ounces for the weight of the fish gripper and you get 4 pounds, 12 ounces. Yikes!