Tag Archive: fishing report

A fishing report is typically a written account of a fishing trip. In their report, the angler tells about where they went, in what type of vessel (e.g. kayak, canoe, motorboat), and what types of fish they caught, as well as their size and other relevant information,such as water temperature and depth, currents, types of bait, lures and other fishing gear used, etc.
Normally, a fishing report includes pictures of the fish caught, as well as other interesting subjects, such as wildlife, scenic pictures, etc.
Fishing reports can be informative as well as entertaining.

Some more Wavewalk 500 fall paddling and fishing in Idaho

By Sid Perry

 

 

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Best trout of the fall

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Pillar Falls area on the Snake. It is a favorite paddling destination here, and the fishing is good too.

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Spring fed lake.

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This lake closes to fishing November 30. Getting my last paddle strokes in.

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Unusually warm fall. The Alpine lakes are still open.

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Alpine lake.

The Pursuit of Kokanee begins… with Trout

By Chris Henderson

Fishing Kayaks of Gig Harbor

I will confess I am addicted to kokanee. They are a land locked sockeye salmon and IMHO are the best tasting fresh water salmonid. They are a challenge to catch in that they are very picky. The right color that they will bite on will change from hour to hour, so you have to have an arsenal ready when you go out. They can even get picky over how you flavor your corn. White shoepeg corn is the preferred bait, however, some add tuna oil, shrimp oil, even garlic. One day they will like one thing and the next day in the same lake, they will hit something else! In addition, they are very temperature selective, and will school at very specific depths.

It is early yet but they are starting to be caught at American Lake in Washington. I had yesterday off so I loaded up the Wavewalk W500 NWDR. The NWDR (Northwest Downriggin) is our favorite (and most popular) way to rig the W500 to turn these kayaks into fishing beasts. The downrigger (basically a weight with its own reel) allows for precise depth control. With the two front rod holders I am able to fish two lines at very different depths and the rocketlaunchers in the back hold the net and the Gopro. Because it is early the fish are very near the surface so I had one line clipped in at 19feet and the other I was just trolling on the surface. This was in 80-90 feet of water. This is a big lake and wind and waves can come up, but in the Wavewalk I am not concerned. I was trolling (.8 to 1.5 mph) all day from 6:30 am until I got back to the ramp at 2pm in a variable 5-10 mph wind and had no problems whatsoever.

Unfortunately I was not able to locate any kokanee yesterday. But the trout saved the day by being very willing and hungry. I released them at the beginning of the day, but after realizing that the kokanee were not going to bite what I had brought I decided to take what I was given and have something to take home for dinner. I ended the day with my 5 trout limit of 1 cutthroat trout and 4 rainbows. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the meat!

Fun to be fishing again.

American Lake Map

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Kayak fishing still possible

By Gary Rankel

Well, we got 3 Wavewalkers together today who managed to paddle through their ailments for a nice, albeit slow fishing day on the water.
Bob Smaldone’s juiced up W allowed him to leave Art Myjak and I in his wake while giving his bum shoulder a rest.

Art, still recovering from a stroke last year, paddled just fine, but needed a cane and a bit of help from me to get his W over a 50-yard section of beach to the water, So far, so good, for me – just a bit of dementia, but I still remember where all my hot spots are and what my wife looks like!

 

 

Art caught a fish! Art fishing at a distance Bob and Art fishing from their kayaks Bob fly fishing standing in his electric kayak Bob standing next to his electric W500 fishing kayak three Wavewalk 500 fishing kayaks on the beach 1024

 

 

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Big redfish on back to back casts

By Gary Rankel

Nature Coast Kayak Fishers Club

I just want to wish Wavewalkers everywhere, W500 and W700 users alike, a great Christmas and Happy New Year.

I had to send a snap of my outing today where, for the first time, I caught big reds on back to back casts. I was letting the smaller one (a 27 incher) bleed out between the front hulls (a gift for a neighbor in payment for a Xmas tray of scones), when I hooked the second one. The second one matched my biggest in 10 years of fishing here. I got nothing the rest of the day, but I’m not complaining.

I hope Santa is as good to you as he was to me today.

Gary

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My biggest redfish in ten years

 

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