Kayak Fishing Unlimited is not just a slogan – It’s a reality, at least for some.
So far, kayak fishing hasn’t appealed to Canadian anglers, since they fish in cold water and cold weather, which are good reasons for wanting to be stable, dry, and protected from the cold wind and elements. Needles to say that conventional sit-in, hybrid and sit-on-top (SOT) fishing kayaks don’t deliver anything close to being acceptable when these basic requirements are taken into consideration, and they don’t offer stand up paddling confidently when you’re sight fishing, and fly fishing.
Anglers who fish from W kayaks know they are different, and they fit cold climates as big, motorized fishing boats do.
Boyd Smith, from Hamilton, Ontario, discovered the benefits that W kayaks offer, and he decided he wanted to import them from the US.
Boyd founded Ontario Fishing Kayaks, and he offers Canadian anglers who are looking to downsize from motorboats or quit fishing from inadequate fishing kayaks to take a W kayak for a test ride, or a fishing trip. By doing so, these Canadian anglers will be able to experience the unrivaled stability, dryness, comfort and ease of use, which are synonym to W fishing kayaks: No wet butt, no yak back, and no leg numbness. In other words – the real deal.
W fishing kayak fans are known to say about it: “Nothing like it, nothing better”.
Those who want to enjoy both paddling and motorized driving can outfit their W kayak with an outboard gas engine, and thus be on par with anglers who fish from traditional motorboats. Learn more about motorized fishing kayaks >>
The Northeastern region of the United States offers both freshwater and saltwater opportunities, and it’s considered one of the best regions in the world as far as fishing is concerned. But since the northeastern climate is colder for the most part, it’s not as good for kayak fishing as the climate in the south. Therefore, you’d find less kayak anglers in this region.
When fishing out of W kayaks is concerned, many anglers in the Northeast have been switching from canoes, common fishing kayaks, and motorboats to this new type of kayak that offers more advantages than any of this watercraft, both inland and offshore.
This online magazine features a special section dedicated to kayak fishing in the Northeast, which includes numerous trip reports, reviews, pictures and movies, rigging tips, and more, from the region’s finest kayak anglers.
So far, Midwestern anglers have been reluctant to adopt kayaks as a fishing platform. The reasons for this are many, and they all seem to come down to one word – COLD.
Yes, the climate in the Midwest is not as warm and nice as it is in the southern states, where kayak fishing is the most popular, and sit-in, SOT and hybrid kayaks don’t offer much to protect their passengers from capsizing, or from cold weather and water.
But kayak fishing in cold water and weather now has a kayak that offers both much more stability than the other kayak types can, as well as better protection.
This magazine, Kayak Fishing Unlimited, has a permanent section dedicated to Kayak Fishing in the Midwest. This section features trip reports and fishing kayak reviews from Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio, as well as reviews of rigged fishing kayaks, and even some information about hunting from kayaks, and stories about motorized fishing kayaks.
The climate in Canada is cold, and so is the water in this vast country. These climatic facts do not encourage anglers to venture on the water in kayaks for the purpose of using them for fishing. Canadian anglers still prefer canoes, dinghies, and motorboats, when it comes to fishing.
However, now that they are beginning to learn about W kayaks, and the advantages these special kayaks offer when fishing in cold water and weather is concerned, Canadian anglers are becoming increasingly conscious of the new possibilities they face. This is especially true in view of the fact that W kayaks can be easily outfitted with motors, and thus offer a much bigger range of exploration and fishing than non-motorized kayak offer. Learn more about kayak fishing in Canada >>