I have only had the w500 kayak out a couple of times, and so far I love it.
Fishing out of it is great and easier than I thought it would be.
My son uses a sot kayak for fishing and he tried the w500 and was impressed with the stability, and how well it tracks.
I hope to get some more time in it soon. Our weather here (condition of the waterways) has not been great, and my work schedule has been a bit taxing but should slow down in a couple of weeks.
I hope to retire next year, and the w500 is going to be getting wet a whole lot.
Still planning out the rigging and should have some of it completed before I take it out the next time.
When anyone asks me about my w500, they definitely learn that I am very pleased with it.
Just a short video of a river trip my son and I took. A small rapids run that the w500 seem to handle very well. A set of rapids that we ran later was larger and had some 3ft swells, that was interesting!
The w500 is not a whitewater kayak but it does pretty well when you pay attention to how the water is moving. What’s funny is at the end of the video my son hung up on a rock that I slid right over…
We ran 4.5 miles of the river in about 4hrs that day, floating and fishing. Another great day on the the water in my W500.
Been to busy the past couple of weeks and have not been able to get out on the water. Have made some Fall kayak fishing trip plans on a couple of larger lakes and rivers.
Hope to have a lot of pictures and reports to send. Till then, hope everyone is well.
This review was first published on Wavewalk’s fishing kayaks blog >>