July has been a slow month for me.
I was wading the Ct River for some awesome Small Mouth Bass fishing, and was rewarded with some fine Bass.
The only problem with fishing the river is slippery bottoms, especially around the ledges. I lost my footing after a long morning of wading, slipped off a boulder, and wedged my left ankle in between two rocks…
I didn’t break anything, I don’t bounce like I used to. But I had some bad cuts from the rocks’ sharp edges…. and the car was three miles down river…
I walked back, went to the ER, and they cleaned up my cuts, but the 4 1/2 lb Small Mouth Bass I caught before the fall, made the whole trip worth it.
I didn’t get back out till just last week, I was going stir crazy with no fishing since the 3rd of July.
Here are some pictures from the wading to the old yellow W300 fishing kayak pond hopping, and from a fishing trip with my buddy to Congamond Lake in Massachusetts.
The Battles were fast and furious, Med/Hvy rod with 40lb Fireline braid made quick work pulling the bass out of the lilies and weeds.
Clint, from New York, promised he’d send us more pictures from his kayak fishing trips, and this chunky large mouth bass is his latest catch:
Note the simple and effective paddle holder on the kayak’s side – It’s ready to take Clint’s paddle instantly, and allow him to cast at fish he sees while he’s paddling.
Last year, Greg Parmes, a kayak fisherman, turned into a W fishing kayak fan, and now he decided it’s time for him to open a W fishing kayak in his hometown, Theresa, in Upstate New York.
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I tried out my son Clint’s Wavewalk fishing kayak and caught this 6 lb-4oz largemouth flipping jigs in the heavy weeds. I have arthritic knees and the stand up fishing in the Wavewalk kayak is awesome, so I ordered one for myself.
I recently upgraded to a combo fish finder GPS unit. I was using a suction cup to hold the transducer to the side of the W fishing kayak but I noticed it would create drag and occasionally fall off. I tried several different methods to mount it in the inside of the W and shoot it through the hull, not so successfully. Again sometimes the simplest method works the best. I wish I would have tried this first. On YouTube tube I noticed a installation using duct seal. I purchased 1lb. at under $3.
Simply form a well at the bottom, lay transducer flat to surface , pinch some of the duct seal over it to hold in place. When you start kayaking simply put a slight amount of water in the well you formed to cover bottom of the transducer and start enjoying drag free readings. This duct seal sticks great, is waterproof, remains soft, and is portable. If you want to move it to another W simply peel off and reset it.
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