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Wednesday, 05 November 2014 23:36

An Autumn Afternoon With Kilroy...

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Kilroy waiting to launch Kilroy waiting to launch Jameson Olson

This past Monday I found myself with the day off of work and with the temps forecasted to reach sixty degrees, I figured it would be a great chance for a solo trip on my favorite stretch of river. As I’ve written in previous posts, this particular stretch holds quite a few northern pike and smallmouth bass during the summer months, so I was pretty excited to try it during the fall. I thought for sure the larger pike would be cruising and not held up in the many downfalls and log jams that dotted the river. Boy was I wrong.

I hooked my first fish, a little smallmouth bass, within the first half hour or so of fishing. My excitement level jumped up a notch as I thought for sure it was a sign of fish to come. However, not a single other fish hit until I was paddling my way back upriver to the launch. Another small fish, this time a hammer handle sized northern pike, struck the lure with ferocity but was still far from the fight I was hoping for.

A couple of things to take away from this trip that are of note; first, the Jackson Kilroy is an absolute great river kayak, of which I had no doubt. This was my first trip with it on a river and it didn’t disappoint. I know I keep repeating it but, brand loyalty aside, this is one very versatile and underestimated kayak.  If you get the chance, do yourself a favor and take one for a test paddle.  I think you’ll be impressed with the Kilroy. Second, while the fishing wasn’t what I was hoping for, the solitude of floating a river this time of year is fantastic and very refreshing. The only company I had during my float was whitetail deer, wood ducks, turtles and a few squirrels who stopped foraging for acorns long enough to watch me slip past.

I did manage to get some video footage, trying some new angles just to mix it up a bit, but of course the fishing action is a bit lacking. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy the video I’ve put together and soon find yourself enjoying an autumn day on the river. Tight lines!









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Jameson Olson

Jameson Olson grew up fishing south-central Wisconsin with his wonderful grandparents and his love for being near the water continued when he moved to northeastern Indiana at the age of 16, where he still resides.  During trips to Missouri to visit his dad, Jameson learned how to target largemouth bass and this kind of fishing consumed his time throughout his adult life.  In 2012 he and his wife purchased kayaks and Jameson opted for a fishing style kayak.  On their initial trip to a nearby lake, Jameson caught his first fish from a kayak and has been "hooked" on the sport ever since.  He feels fortunate in that his wife, Ginger, enjoys the sport as well and has become his favorite fishing partner.

As well as being part of the YakAngler Regional Pro Staff, Jameson is also a member of the Jackson Kayak Regional Fishing Team, Bending Branches Pro Staff, Orion Coolers Pro Staff, Wildcat Creek Outfitters Fishing Team, a co-founder of the Indiana Kayak Anglers, and a co-founder of trailinghookjournal.com

Jameson is always happy to help newcomers to the sport of kayak fishing and welcomes anyone in the northeast Indiana area that wants to get together and do some fishing.

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