Striper Fishing In A CN River

kayak angler showing large size striper caught on Connecticut river

By Rox Davis

Well, after my first Connecticut River W500 kayak Striper trip, you know I had to get back out there  🙂

I Hit the river at 9:00am. First drift, at 9:39am, the first Schoolie was in the boat. The Bite wasn’t as good as my first trip, but with 2 stripers a 32″ and one at 32 1/2″ I’m one Happy Friggen Yaker  🙂

The best part of my day was having a striper hit the top water lure, sending in the air, then coming back and hitting it again with a tail slap, when I realized, it was 3 Stripers fighting over it.

When Finally it Happened, I Had a Double on, and it was 2 Good size Keepers, they were rolling and fighting when one popped off.

But the one I got in the boat was the 32 1/2″ fatty. I ended up with 10 Stripers, ranging from 24″ to the 32 1/2″.

I headed for the ramp at 12:30, I was pooped out, didn’t think I could reel in another fish :)

Plus, I was soooooooooo tired from standing and fishing all morning.

That W500 is a work out machine, just as much as she is a FISHING MACHINE!!!!!!!

Notice, my GoPro Hero2 mounted and ready to record – Enjoy the porn ;)

(Best viewed in full screen mode)

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Tight Lines and MoPaddle Safe All.

Rox

motorized kayak for striper fishing on pickup truck
Fishing kayak outfitted with an outboard motor, on top of pickup truck

striper caught in stand up motorized fishing kayak - May 2012

Standing up in the W500 kayak, showing this big striper

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kayak angler showing large size striper caught on Connecticut river

kayak angler showing large size striper caught on Connecticut river

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New England Winter Ends, Kayak Fishing Begins

I have already taken my W300 fishing kayak out of mothballs, but I still just don’t have “anything to write home about”.

While not impressive, the attached shows a recent bass caught with an emmrod fishing pole.

Massachusetts kayak fisherman with bass

I was hoping to get some decent pics to send along, but I have not gone out for more than a few hours, as work is keeping me busy…

Because there was not much ice this Winter, I made a few outings when the air was in the 40′s and water in the 30′s in March. Dry launch and landing in a W fishing kayak make this possible.

Chris from Central Massachusetts

Kayak Fishing With your Dog

By Rox Davis

I took Skye out today for a little fishing trip at a Pond not far from my house.

dog puppy with a fish in a kayak - Connecticut
Skye looking at a bass caught in a kayak fishing trip

I promised her I would, since I left her home to chase some Stripers on the Ct River with my Buddy Mike yesterday.

Fishing was very tough, water is high and Muddy On the Ct River.

I did manage to land a nice fat Striper, I cast my 3/8 oz. jig rigged with a Berkeley Hollow belly in blue herring up next to a lay down close to shore and BAM…………………. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Pole bending and my tip is bouncing as this bad girl made her run down river, then I was reeling like a mad woman as she turned and swam back up river..

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ………….I finally gain some ground and get her boat side.

Mike got the lip grippers, and she’s in the boat.

My first Keeper of the season, 29 1/2” and 14#, fat and healthy.

big striper caught on Connecticut river

She swam away strong to fight another day.

Next Week, I’m taking the W500 out for my first Striper trip, My buddy Mike will be out in his Bass boat

keeping and eye on me, I can’t wait.

The pond gave up no big fish today, but that doesn’t matter, it was nice just being out on the water in my W500, fishing with my dog.

Tight Lines and MoPaddle Safe All.

Rox

dog puppy in fishing kayak - Connecticut

dog puppy in fishing kayak - Connecticut
puppy in fishing kayak

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Kayak Fishing in the Northeastern United States

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.