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A seat for my fishing kayak?

The Kayak Fishing 101 website is dedicated to helping the beginning kayak angler, and one of the questions that some new Wavewalk anglers ask themselves is “Do I need to outfit my W with a seat?” By seat they mean … Continue reading

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A few words on fishing kayak design

This blog’s theme is rigging kayaks for fishing, and we offer in it advice and tips to new kayak anglers. However, from time to time we also discuss fishing kayak design, and recommend more reading. This time we’d like to … Continue reading

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Avoiding Overloading Your Fishing Kayak

What Happens When You Load a W Fishing Kayak? The illustration below shows a W500 kayak in three load points – The left image shows it unloaded. The image in the middle shows it loaded with around 200 lbs (91 … Continue reading

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The Hype Behind ‘Deluxe’ Kayaks

John Fabina, from Milwaukee, WI, had a hearty laugh when he came across ads by a well known, nationwide, catalog and online distributor of outdoor apparel and gear for high-end (dubbed “deluxe”) sit-in angling kayaks, and they declared the following … Continue reading

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Easy To Make Motor Mount For Fishing Kayak

By Gary Thorberg Gary Thorberg, Minnesota designed this motor mount for his W fishing kayak: Gary uses this mount to attach an electric trolling motor to his W fishing kayak, as well as an outboard gas engine. More info on … Continue reading

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Sensible Kayak Fishing

Makes sense, right? After all, not too many anglers practice kayak fishing, since it’s considered by most to be somehow extreme, in the sense that fishing out of one of those SOT, sit-in, and hybrid kayaks doesn’t feel stable, comfortable … Continue reading

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Some Cool Ideas For Rigging Your Fishing Kayak – Motor Mount

A Kayak Transom Motor Mount Let’s admit it – Paddling a fishing kayak can be fun, if you’re in the right kayak, but it’s a propulsion method that a but limited as far as your travel range is concerned. You … Continue reading

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Kayak Fishing In Tandem – Is It Possible?…

Not an easy question to answer, since a kayak is essentially a solo boat, which doesn’t lend itself easily to tandem applications – In principle, it’s possible, since many kayaks are big enough to take two passengers on board. But … Continue reading

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Choosing a Fishing Kayak: The Mobility Factor

When you come to choosing a fishing kayak, some important factors are simply not discussed by kayak vendors, just because the kayaks they produce rank so low in them. Mobility is such a factor that you won’t find mentioned anywhere, … Continue reading

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The Benefit vs. Hazard Of Resting In Your Fishing Kayak

After you spend long hours in your kayak paddling and fishing, you’re likely to get tired. Stretching while standing up or lying down on the saddle of your W500 fishing kayak can be invigorating or relaxing, and will help drive … Continue reading

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