Tag Archive: kayak angler

W700 striper trip

By Roxanne Davis

 

It’s June 1st, and I got a call from buddy Mike that he and his Father were taking the canoe striper fishing.

So I loaded up my gear and met them at the launch.

They were having some motor starting troubles, so I set out ahead of them.

Ran up river and started my drift back down, casting some top water, with no interest, then a single paddle tail on a 3/8oz gotcha jig head……nothing, not even a follow.

I picked up the rod with my hot lure for Stripers this season, first cast, nothing, second cast third or forth crank of the reel and BAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

Fish on, and the tow ride down river begins.

She was digging down hard, shaking her head and up and rolling on the surface trying to get away.

As I got here closer to the W700, she dove right under it.

Good thing I fight these standing up, or she would have broke my rod if I was sitting, I wouldn’t have got the rod down in the water in time.

Rod tip in the water, fighting the fish back out from under the W700.

I get her boat side again, I reach from my lip grippers and got her mouth on the first try.

Then I realize I forgot my pliers!!!!!

Lucky for me she didn’t fight me as I removed the two hooks in her mouth.

Now Mike and his Dad got the motor running and we head up river, I stayed behind them for fear of causing a wake
and tipping them over……it wasn’t pretty, but they got it done.

 

 

Start drifting back down river and my lure gets slammed as soon as it hits the water!!!!

Fish On…………………………off…………what the heck…….my rig broke, and she’s gone.

Still fishable, I cast out again and BAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

She hit it hard, rod doubled over…..then POP…she was gone….the rig broke again and now will be put to rest.
(Till I make a new one)

It was time to end the trip, skies were looking mean and the wind was starting to kick up.

My buddy and his Dad were already back at the launch when I headed in.

Still a Great day in my book, just being on the water is good enough, the fish I catch are just a Bonus.

I Love my W700, she getting way more love then the W500’s lately, but summer is here and and they will get tons of use with my Daughter, Lisa, and my Grand Daughter, those trips I will take video’s of.

Life is Good!
Tight Lines and MoPaddle Safe All.

Rox

 

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Motorized W700 Bass Fishing Trip in Rainbow Reservoir, Connecticut

By Rox Davis

 

I took the W700 to Rainbow res in Windsor Ct.

I wanted to really run the one of the motors for a good test.

Of course I had to fish too.

I got a great shot of this gray heron flying by me.

My next outing I’ll be testing another motor, and of course some more fishing.

Here’s a couple of pictures of the yak trip, then the next day I went out in my buddies bass boat and caught my Biggest Large Mouth Bass this season, 5.3lbs of fighting fury. 🙂

Funny thing, I ran into Gary Rankel’s fishing buddy (I think his name was Art) at the boat launch when I was leaving.
I was stunned to say the least, up from Florida with friends.
Small world. 🙂


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Nature Coast Kayak Fishers’ club outing in dense fog

By Gary Rankel

Nature Coast Kayak Fishers
My kayak angler group ran into a morning of dense fog at Ozello 2 days ago.
Art Myjak, who is still recovering from a stroke he had 2 years ago, was good to go in his Wavewalk 500. He is still a bit unsteady and don’t think he would do real well in a more traditional yak.
Fortunately, I asked the new guys in our club to bring a VHF radio with them so we could maintain contact. They were invaluable in the fog.

 

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Catfish on the Fox River – My first fish caught as a retiree

By John Fabina

Happy Memorial day, hope all is well.
Pics from today –

My first fish caught as a retiree. Catfish on the Fox River.

A beautiful day here in Wisconsin. A day to reflect and give thanks to the Vets that gave all so we can enjoy the freedom that this country offers.

 

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Jeanne-relaxing-in-her-W500

 

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Nature Coast Kayak Fishers Club

Gary Rankel and his fishing buddies a.k.a. the Ozello Gang founded a new fishing club and named it The Nature Coast Kayak Fishers Club, in Citrus county, Florida.

By kayak fishing they don’t necessarily mean kayaks, and they welcome anglers who fish out of other light, human powered craft. As for club, they don’t mean a formal organization with a chart, membership, fees, elections, etc. – Just a group of people who like to fish together, exchange information, and enjoy nature and camaraderie.

The club (group) is open to everyone, including anglers who fish out of kayaks other than the Wavewalk™ (we just feel sorry for them 😉 …)

BTW, Wavewalk contributed the domain name,  design, and technical support for this new website, I.E. we sponsor it.

Gary already started creating some great content for the website:

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