How is the world’s best fishing kayak made?

The Wavewalk™ 700 promises to be the world’s best fishing kayak in the tandem plus solo category, whether human powered or motorized. This means it would work great for both a crew of two fishermen as for one fisherman.

In order to create such an unrivaled fishing kayak, its designers had to invent some new ways to make W catamaran kayaks in rotationally molded Polyethylene (PE).

Here’s a short computer-generated animation video that shows how the W700 is made:

 

We look forward to see how users of this new boat will rig it for fishing, and outfit it for other usages!

Fully Rigged W Fishing Kayak

The battery for the motor is located in the front, between the hull tips, in special wooden box I made. More about motorized kayak fishing >

Fishing kayak rigged with electric trolling motor - Alabama

Fishing kayak rigged with electric trolling motor - Alabama

Fishing kayak rigged with electric trolling motor - Alabama

Fishing kayak rigged with electric trolling motor - Alabama

Motorized Fishing Kayak with Oceanographic Equipment

Here are some more pics of my motorized fishing kayak, and a blog from the project: http://blog.iod.ucsd.edu/RIVET/

We keep talking about turning the wave walker into a robot..autonomous surface vehicle..so I don’t have to drive!…haven’t done it yet but will let you know when we do. We have lots of robotic underwater vehicles here so on the surface is easy.

Hope all is well with you and you are having a good summer.

-Peter

fishing kayak converted into oceanographic research boatNote this kayak is outfitted with two motor mounts – The one in the front serves for mounting scientific gear

fishing kayak converted into oceanographic research boat

 

2hp outboard motor mounted on fishing kayakWide wheel cart for transporting the heavily loaded kayak over long distances on sandy beaches

motorized fishing kayak ploughing the waves with scientific gear mounted in front

motorized fishing kayak ploughing the waves with scientific gear mounted in front

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High Elevation Kayak Fishing, CA

Decided to bring the kayak to Mammoth Lakes, CA for a few days. I also hauled along my electric trolling motor, only to discover that motors are not allowed on the lake I was fishing in. Will test out down here locally. I used Kayak and caught fish out of it. Forgot camera the day I caught most of the fish…but got some nice shots of bow out on the water and snow covered mountains. No problem with the kayak at on waters 8892 feet elevation.

Mike

Lake Mamie at 8898 feet elevation in Mammoth Lakes CA. Beautiful day!

Southern Cal. Wavewalk Kayaks

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fishing kayak in Mammoth lakes, N. California

fish caught in kayak fishing trip in Mammoth lakes

fishing kayak in Mammoth lakes, N. California

fishing kayak in Mammoth lakes, N. California

fishing kayak in Mammoth lakes, N. California

fishing kayak in Mammoth lakes, N. California

Striper Kayak Fishing Trip on the Connecticut River

By Rox Davis

Rox is a bass kayak fishing expert, and a steady contributor to the W kayak fishing blog >

Epic, That’s what this day was……Epic. :D

I took the W500 out for my first solo Striper fishing on the Connecticut River In Windsor Locks, CT.

My buddy Mike was already on the water, I launched at 12:00 noon.

I took the 1.2hp Gamefisher outboard since I knew I could count on it running well.

My first slam came at 12:25, but the fish came unbuttoned.

I was drifting and casting my top water lure and working it slowly back to the W500, when BAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fish on, and it’s a big one………………..ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Off goes the drag, and the sleigh ride began.

It was an awesome Battle, she circled me twice, and shot up river, still towing me ………….. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

I start to tire her, and get her yak side, went to grip the lip with my boga, and ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ she wasn’t ready.

Now she is tired, I get her yak side one more time, reach with the bogas ………… and SHE IS MINE!!!!!

You could here me hooting for miles I’m sure.

big striper in fishing kayak, CT

29” Fat and Healthy, 14 1/2 lbs of fighting fury.

Many more Battles happened after that.

Today was one of the Best Fishing Days of my LIFE!!

I landed 3 keepers, and 9 smaller Stripers.

big striper in fishing kayak, CT

I had some awesome blow ups, and Lost 4 Bigger Stripers, but That’s okay, that’s why its called fishing. :D

I can’t Thank You enough Yoav, for this wonderful yak, The W500 Rules the water.

Tight Lines and MoPaddle Safe All.

Rox

kayak angler standing with big striper in stand up fishing kayak, Connecticut river

big striper in fishing kayak, CT

big striper in fishing kayak, CT

big striper in fishing kayak, CT

big striper in fishing kayak, CT

More from Rox, the bass kayak fishing expert >

Fishing Kayak Rigged With High Seat and Toolbox

People always have to ask about the W fishing kayak… and I tell them to get one. I now have rigged a Minn Kota electric trolling motor that works great for positioning an runs to a spot or back to dock.

Ray

2 sand bass caught with 1 bait in kayak fishing trip, Texas

fishing kayak with seat and DIY rod holders, Texas
“This seat sits a little higher, and it’s much more comfortable than the rigid seat I had added before.”

Sand bass caught by Texas kayak fisherman
Great toolbox for convenient storage of Ray’s fishing tackle

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