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The first fish from a particular species that an angler catches, or that they catch in a new fishing season

Family Fishing Day

By Chris Henderson

Fishing Kayaks of Gig Harbor

We had a beautiful day for our annual Family Fishing Day!
Every year the State of Washington does a Fish Washington Free day to promote and encourage fishing in our state. Our church (Wellspring Fellowship) also wants to encourage great families and family time, and there are few activities better than going fishing!
So we gather up the Wavewalks and anything else that floats and take folks fishing!
We had two W700s and a W500 taking out kids and adults to catch fish. Some were catching their first fish ever. There is nothing quite so satisfying as watching kids catch fish. At first they are scared to touch them but it doesn’t take long and they want to hold them. I spent 12 hours on the water and lost track of the number of trout that I helped kids and adults catch.
What a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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First snook and review of my Wavewalk 700 rigged fishing kayak

By Dave Hernandez

St Augustine Paddlesports, FL

 

I went fishing Sunday evening and caught me a 28″ Snook. Was a blast in the 700.
My first snook in the 700. 🙂
Wavewalk kayak are a stable and versatile fishing platform. My choice is the W700 model that is rigged with Yak Attack and Launch pad rod holder accessories.
I love fishing from my W700 alone or with a friend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Family Fishing Day

By Chris Henderson

Fishing Kayaks of Gig harbor, WA

Every year on the Fish Washington Free Weekend our church has a “Family Fishing Day” . We gather together and bring all manner of things that float (Wavewalks did most of the fishing) and take all who would like to come fishing.
We have a picnic potluck at 1pm.
This year we went to Lake Devereaux. There were a bunch of little fishermen that got to catch their first fish ever! I got to be the one that helped them.
Since there is no real shore fishing, I would take them out in the W700 and once the fish was hooked up let them reel it in. When they caught one fish I would bring them back and get the next kido. The W700 did the lions share of the fishing and it was great to be able to take out a little and their parent and get them on a fish.
The stocked trout were plentiful and willing and the kids had a blast.
Here are a couple of favorite pictures of the day.

 

 

all the boats, duck boats and fishing kayaks at the beach

 

crew of four on board w700

Wavewalk 700 with a crew of four…

 

very cute anglers and the fish they caught

 

awesome crew on board their W700 bragging about the fish they caught...

W700 as a boat

 

Chris and a young apprentice fisherman on board W500

 

Chris and his apprentice showing a trout they caught

 

Chris guiding a kid angler on board W500 kayak

 

Chris guiding two little fishermen

 

Chris talking about fishing with two small kids

 

Chris talking fishing with two young anglers

 

chris with adult and kid fishermen on board W700

Wavewalk 700 with two fishermen and a kid onboard

 

Chris with two other avid anglers on board his Wavewalk 700

W700 with two anglers and a boy

fishing guide with mom and toddler crew on board

 

girl showing a trout she caught

 

hey look, we caught two fish!

 

it's easy to stand in one hull when you're so small

 

Look at this fish we caught!

 

mom and daughter awesome tandem fishing crew

 

mom and toddler angler and first fish they caught

 

mom and toddler in a huge W700

W700 cockpit

 

mom and two kids in a Wavewalk 700 kayak

W700 with multiple passengers, and fish

 

mom toddler and Chris the fishing guide

W700 as guide boat…

 

two small kids showing their first fish

 

vivid discussion about fish, of course

 

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First impression from our Wavewalk 700

By Jon Cohen

Massachusetts

My W700 arrived on last Monday. My son wanted to head out to the nearest pond straight away but the rain put a stop to that. The weather was much improved on Wednesday afternoon so we headed out for our first trip! We carried the boat out of the house (happy wife 🙂 ) and easily loaded it on top of our SUV. I ran nylon tie-down straps through the pad eyes and secured the boat to the rack.
We arrived at the pond, removed the straps and had the W700 in the water in 5 minutes.
My son and I stepped in and pushed off from the shore. Good call on recommending the 9′ paddle. Paddling was easy. So easy that my 13 year old volunteered to take over.
There was a fair amount of wind but it didn’t seem to cause us any problems. We spent a very comfortable (no back ache) hour on the pond, stepped out (dry of course) and loaded the boat back on our SUV in no time.
My son decided he was cold so he headed in to the house as soon as we got back home leaving me to remove the boat from the SUV. No problem! It is so easy to handle. I took it down and slid it across my yard to the storage area at the back of my house.
We’ve been out three times so far and I already caught my first fish of the season!
Looking forward to many more fishing trips in my W!

 

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Roomy cockpit for two anglers

 

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