Large Catch Made In A Florida Kayak Fishing Trip

“Bob Smaldone caught the fish of the day (maybe the fish of the year) out of Ozello this morning. I’m glad I was close to snap a few pictures.
I mostly just spooked redfish”
Gary

Bob standing in his kayak and fishing

Bob showing the big snook he caught in his kayak

Big snook caught in a fishing kayak

Bob standing on shore next to fishing kayaks

Bob is one of many fly fishermen who fishes standing in a W fishing kayak >>

Kayak Fishing In The South

By Jeremy Knight,
Tennessee Fishing Kayaks

My dad and I decided to take our W fishing kayaks out on Tims Ford Lake.
I never imagined it could be so much fun! We were able to get the Wavewalks in places we can’t take our other boat.
We fished with small yellow and white jigs using the trolling method. We threw our lines out and paddled the Wavewalks so the line would trail behind the kayaks. We caught over a dozen fish in a very short amount of time!

Tennesse fishing trip: Striped bass in kayak

We decided to race back to the dock on our way in. I took the lead but eventually looked up to see Dad passing me up. He had the long W paddle with him which allows you to stand up while paddling the W fishing kayak. I couldn’t believe he won! Of course, I had to take my kayak back out for a second just to see what an advantage paddling while standing up would give a person.

stand up fishing kayak, TennesseeThe Wavewalk kayaks are very easy to load/unload, and maneuver in the water.
I was very comfortable while fishing, and I loved the fact I could stand up if I needed to.
I can’t wait for some more adventures…

Tennessee fishing trip - beached kayaks

Floridian Fishing Kayak Trip

Gary’s kayak anglers group is growing. says Gary: –

“We all stay in touch on the water via VHF radio, and conclude our trips with lunch at a local restaurant on the water where we trade fish stories, which makes for fun days –
More Ozello trout and redfish, and a few needle fish today fishing with fellow Wavewalkers Bob Smaldone and Dick Sherman along with a couple of other non-W friends. I happened to snap a picture of Bob taking a picture of me holding up a redfish.”

group of kayak fishermen fishing in Ozello, FLBob, the fly fisherman is paddling standing in his W fishing kayak, and sight fishing

red fish in kayak, Ozello, FL

trout in fishing kayak, Ozello, FL

Southeastern US Is The Fishing Kayak Capital Of the World

Florida is recognized as the informal fishing capital of the world, and the Southeast in general, which encompasses this state, is the largest market for fishing related products and services, as well as kayak fishing.
It was a Floridian who bought the first W kayak ever, despite not being a kayak fisherman.
Florida has more kayak fishing clubs than any other state, or country, and the biggest kayak fishing event worldwide, the Jacksonville Classic kayak tournament, with some 400 participants, takes place in Florida.
This magazine has a special section reserved for kayak fishing in Florida and the Southeast >>
It includes kayak reviews and kayak fishing trips reports from Florida and other southeastern states, such as Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, etc.
This section also features reviews of rigged fishing kayaks, including some used for fly fishing in the flats.

Glynn’s Fishing Kayak Experience

The author of this fishing kayak review has been fishing out of a sit-in fishing kayak before he switched to a W500. Read more fishing kayak reviews >>

“I have been flyfishing around the world for 20 years, much of it in a kayak.
I found only two things were missing: a comfortable seating position and the ability to stand up for sighting fish.
After studying videos at Wavewalk, I ordered an inventory of Wavewalk kayaks without even seeing one.
Upon receipt I tested the Wavewalk… -I am 70 years old, weigh 230, have a bad back, need a knee replacement, and have constant vertigo from a chronic ear condition.
During my initial test I was able to stand up and paddle and really enjoyed the seating position called Riding.
IF I CAN DO IT, ANYONE CAN!!
The Wavewalk 500 is fast and runs straight.
Everything you read is correct.”

Glynn