Connecticut Kayak Fishing Trip Yields Impressive Haul

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

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