Fish Finding with John, WI

I recently upgraded to a combo fish finder GPS unit. I was using a suction cup to hold the transducer to the side of the W but I noticed it would create drag and occasionally fall off. I tried several different methods to mount it in the inside of the W and shoot it through the hull, not so successfully. Again sometimes the simplest method works the best. I wish I would have tried this first. On YouTube tube I noticed a installation using duct seal. I purchased 1lb. at under $3.
Simply form a well at the bottom, lay transducer flat to surface , pinch some of the duct seal over it to hold in place. When you start kayaking simply put a slight amount of water in the well you formed to cover bottom of the transducer and start enjoying drag free readings. This duct seal sticks great, is waterproof, remains soft, and is portable. If you want to move it to another W simply peel off and reset it.

John
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Transducer for fishfinder installed in bottom of fishing kayak hull

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Kayaking Down a River on a Hot Day, AK

Boating has always been in my blood, and it still is. Sailed several oceans, fished a whole lot of rivers, and the Gulf of Mexico on all kinds and sizes of boats.
Found a new way to enjoy my family, and still not have them dependent on me to start the boat, work the oars, or even tote the cold beer. We go kayaking on crystal clear, 60 degree water on near 100 degree days.
Was joined today by a new W kayak owner. He boarded from the dock, worked on a few practice strokes and maneuvers, practiced starting and stopping, stood up and balanced the boat, then headed out up river, all the while whacking the heck out of some nice rainbows.
We watched him lift the rod time after time, resting the paddle on his knees, then gently releasing his briefly captured bows to return home. He was all grins, heading for a nap, and vowing to head back out this afternoon.
My wife showed off, jumping onto her boat, paddling a mile upstream standing up, and then slowly drifting the river, fly rod in hand.
A big pack of sit on fisherman passed going downstream as we paddled upstream. They stared, careened, and finally paddled over to ask what the heck those were. “Those look pretty stable”, one said, so I stood up, all 6’4 275 pounds of me…
Rickey

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Fully Rigged W Kayak Ready for Some Fishing, AL

The battery for the motor is located in the front, between the hull tips, in special wooden box Randy made.

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

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Kayak Fishing for Trout, AK

Been tying up some fun hopper patterns. Since we are in SEC country, had a little fun tying some hoppers in school colors. Check out the Blind Hog, the Big Orange, Tiger Bait and the Crimson Critter. All have typical natural water profiles to match the bug at the time, tan, green, yellow, or pink. For some reason Southern trout love pink.

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Some pictures of a local hottie catching some of our trophy trout during the hopper bite.

Rickey,

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Youth Kayak Fishing

With the new W Fishing Kayak, kayaking and kayak fishing really are unlimited! This applies to every aspect of the sport, including the age of users. Traditional kayaks are a huge turn-off for younger kayakers- they’re uncomfortable, unsafe, and overall not fun. The W Fishing Kayak changes all that, allowing any paddler to stand up and paddle around with ease. A new website, youth kayak fishing, has been started to show the fun kids and teens are having with the W Fishing Kayak- check it out!