Yesterday, I took advantage of a calm, relatively warm day in December to make a morning run to Mallows Bay on the Potomac.
The fog was just lifting as I launched the W500.
I canoe style paddled past the “Ghost Ship” and anchored in the flats just inside the river channel north of the mouth of Mallows Bay Creek. The incoming tide was as I had planned according to the Mayland DNR “Tide Finder” tables.
Pretty soon, I was hooking up and using my rubber boots to push the Blue Cats behind me which was in the forward “foc’scles” of the twin hulls.
Sliding the big cats past my legs was a challenge in the Wavewalk but would have been impossible in a cockpit style kayak. A SOT kayak would have capsized.
I looked back after catching a Baker’s Dozen of medium to big Blue Catfish and noticed the tips of my W500 front hulls were touching the surface of the river.
The tide was still coming in as I eased up the anchor and gingerly paddled home with a couple hundred pounds of catfish chilling in the cat-a-yak.
I spent the late afternoon fishing from my W500 in my secret spring fed beaver pond.
The leaves have mostly fallen in Maryland but there are pretty colors to please the pupils by plucking pickerel from a placid pond.
Not bragging, but, I kind of lost track of the number of fish on. There were plenty of Eastern Chain Pickerel chomping on my White Pearl Zoom Fluke. One smart a$$ fish even jumped over my line on the retrieve like it was skipping rope. All fish were released. They are very good to eat if you know how to remove the numerous Y shaped bones. Presently, I don’t have good kitchen facilities. I will have my way at BK.
So, don’t put your fishing gear away and winterize your Wavewalk, yet. There are more nice days to enjoy late fall fishing before winter officially arrives.
We absolutely love the Wavewalk 700! It’s everything we were promised it would be!
We’ve had it out a couple of times due to busy schedules but I’ve never enjoyed kayaking as much as I have with this kayak! It tracks beautifully just as promised, and so comfortable to sit in for long periods of time!
We absolutely love it and recommend it to everyone we talk to!
It’s also a dream to transport. It’s so light and easy to put on top of the truck, strap it down and away we go!
Thank you for such a beauty of a vessel! Love it!
Here’s a couple of pics of the kayak and Scot out on the lake. Loved every minute of it! Thanks!