Gear Review: Bonafide SS107 Fishing Kayak First Impressions

Update: July 14, 2020. Added some quality issues I ran into below, along with experience on different water types and some hopes for future model improvements.

One of my favorite things to do is kayak. Another one of my favorite things is go fishing. When possible, I combine both of these activities! Earlier this season, my previous kayak of 13 years finally had its last trip. After extensive research, I purchased a new Bonafide ss107 kayak. Here are my first impressions. (There’s a video tour at the bottom if you’re pressed for time)

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Ocean fishing along the Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Massachusetts

At 3:14 am everything is dead silent in the house. The cats are all sleeping (finally), we’re tucked under the covers with the AC quietly humming. A car hasn’t driven down our quiet street for the past 5 hours. The minute hand on my watch shifts and the alarm begins to siren.

I can assure you, there are few good reasons to wake up at 3:15 in the morning. The first one is if you awake and your house is aflame. The second is if you’re heading out to get some ocean fishing in. That’s precisely what I was planning on this beautiful morning with my good pal Christopher.

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Stargazing in the deep woods

Last July I went back up to Brownfield, Maine to do some camping with friends. The stars were as gorgeous as ever up there. I created a bunch of shots, including some really long exposures of star trails, with a fire roaring at our campsite. It did an amazing job of illuminating the trees in the foreground under the stars. Here’s a few choice shots … Continue reading Stargazing in the deep woods

Clouds sweeping over Fall River

10pm on an unsuspecting Thursday. I took out the recycling and noticed some seriously dramatic clouds sweeping through the sky under the moon. I grabbed my equipment and took to the street with my slippers on like an old man. The newly renovated Cornell Lofts are basically my front yard. They helped to make a pretty interesting foreground for the action in the sky! Continue reading Clouds sweeping over Fall River