The idea of kayak fishing in Canada, a perennially frigid area, will instantly bring up images of freezing trips and a generally unpleasant experience.
The combination of cold water and icy wind makes fishing from a traditional fishing kayak sound impossible in any time but summer.
However, this need not be the case. Even though most fishing kayaks leave you with a soaked behind and a cold the next day, a new type of fishing kayak, dubbed the Wavewalk Fishing Kayak, will let you stay high, dry and out of the cold. The saddle design elevates you high above the water level, while increasing your stability and decreasing or even eliminating the chance that you will tumble into the cold Canadian waters. Even when fitted with outriggers, no fishing kayak matches the stability of the W.
Also, around the cockpit of this fishing kayak is an elevated lip, or freeboard, that protects the angler from freezing spray, a necessity while kayak fishing in Canada and any other cold climate in general.
Read more about kayak fishing in cold water on the Wavewalk blog >>