Everglades W500 stand up paddling (and attempted fishing) trip

By Steve Lucas

Put the W500 thru some glades back country. We had no particular plan except to make it into Coot Bay. The weather was so nice that we continued into Mud Lake. We had a blast. We spotted some fish but had no luck catching anything. I remembered that the W has incredible stump jumpin’ capabilities that I have never tested. The W500 performed brilliantly in the tightest of tunnels.



Editor’s note: The above movie is a must see. Watch in full screen mode!




34 inch redfish on our first season’s trip to Bear Island

By Gary Rankel

Art and I made our first trip through Bear Island yesterday and ran into some nice reds.  He was nearby when I hooked into a nice 34 incher and got a few photos and a short video of me playing the fish.  Hopefully, this is the start of a great spring fishing season.


34 inch redfish caught near Bear Island FL

fighting a big redfish

unhooking the fish

Photography:  Art Myjak

Read more about Gary’s kayak fishing trips »