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My kayak paddling and fishing therapy

By John Fabina

 

I had an unfortunate accident this spring that resulted in my hand being crushed. After surgery and pins, my hand is expected to make a full recovery.
Physical therapy was challenging but necessary to return my hand to normal. After a month or so I was able to begin kayaking again in my Wavewalk. The therapist was impressed at my improvement. I explained how paddling seemed to improve my hand strength and dexterity. My surgeon confirmed that it was perfect therapy for many reasons, the most important was that it was an activity I enjoyed.
As time went on , later this summer I was able to fish again. Back to exploring new waters, this time a remote lake in Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I found a few bucketmouths and pike. It was great to be fishing and exploring in my Wavewalk again!

John

 

 

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Review of my Wavewalk 500 with an electric trolling motor and transportation wheels (video)

By Eric Klimstra

Ontario, Canada

I was lucky enough for someone to be selling their Wavewalk on kijiji and I became the proud owner of this 500T.

I was at a pike tournament this weekend and I was taped showing off my new ‘toy’ … I thought you’d want the video so here you go:

 

 

I was meaning to do a video when I was done setting it up but of course the cool design blew this guy away and he offered to do one. Tonnes of people asked me about it and I demo’d on the water how stable it was for most.

I made the wheel system and use the inexpensive red carabiner style ropes to keep it with me when I go in the water.

I still plan to do some more tweaks over time but this first time out was a blast.

Keep up the good work… I think a 700 is going to be in my future so I can fit a couple people comfortably for fishing.

Fishing trip to Itasca State Park, by Mike Moody

A video from my kayak fishing trip on 9/29 to Itasca State Park, Minnesota.
It’s the first time I use it after my wife camouflaged it for duck hunting. It used to be yellow…

It was cold and windy out there, and the fish didn’t cooperate that much.
Caught two bass and three northern pike.

Mike

North Dakota

camouflaged-fishing-kayak-North-Dakota

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Bass fishing and shooting photos in my own slice of heaven, by John Fabina

I took my camera and fishing rods and headed to the Fox river, again.

I had some good action today. A couple of small pike where the Mukwonago River joins the Fox River.

It is a challenge to land Largemouth bass when using a frog. These fish know how to use the river current, weeds, and submerged branches to escape your hooks.
I lost so many nice fish today but it is still such an exciting way to fish.

17 inch bucket mouth bass

Caught this nice 17 inch bucket mouth on a Rapala.

 

bass caught on a frog lure

This little guy hit a Frog.

 

largemouth bass caught on a frog - Fox river

Fox river scenic view

Fox river scenic view (2)

Fox river scenic view (3)

Had the whole place to myself today. Peacefulness so close to an urban area. My own slice of heaven. Having a Wavewalk makes it so easy to enjoy. Less then five minutes of load time and you can hit the road and find your relaxing journey.

weeds in Fox river

 

John

 

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