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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

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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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This trip reminded me why I love my Wavewalk kayak, by John Fabina

I thought I would find my way back to an old beaver hut that always held a few nice fish.
This would take some standing to visualize the route.
While standing and paddling through these tight spots I hit a submerged log and a clump of reeds, and I lost my balance both times.
The beauty of the Wavewalk is that if you lose your balance you can simply collapse down, which will take you to the center bench seat.
The Wavewalk is very forgiving, and gives you the instant to recover safely and not flip over like I would have definitely done in a conventional kayak.
Both times I realized the loss I would have experienced, camera, smart phone, tackle, etc. Not to mention the soaker!

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Last time it was a nice Walleye and a few pike. This time it’s a bunch of rock bass and this chunky perch. I love this type of fishing… when you feel that you have discovered a spot all for yourself.

John

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