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Thursday, 31 March 2011 11:17

Kentucky Kayak Fishing - Adam's Lure Selection.

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I certainly do not claim to be an expert or pro but I did want to take a quick moment to share with you what lures I’ve had success with over the last few weeks.  I thought that it would be fun to share because if you’re anything like me you are always looking for tips on what might trigger the next bite.

Let me start off with saying that this time of year in Kentucky is always pretty crazy.  On top of the gallons of rain that we seam to get every year, our weather also seems to be all over the place.  If you notice the chart below, our temperatures have ranged from 31 – 82 degrees.   



I've tried to get out as often as I could over the last few weeks.  I've had the kayak out a few times and when pressed for time I've just run to the closest lake or pond that I can find and thrown a line in.  Below are the 3 lures that have produced fish for me over the last several weeks.


Adams_1stMy Lure Selection for March and early April:

rattlin_rapala_sdRattlin Rapala (RNR05 & RNR07)
This has long been one of my favorite go to lures.   It can just be used in so many situations, everything from shallow to deep, open water to light cover, and still water to current. I have found that for March, what has worked best for me has been running this lure parallel to the bank anywhere from 5-10 feet off the bank.   Most of the bodies of water that I have fished have been slightly stained from all the rain that we have got over the past month.

Screen_shot_2011-03-31_at_11.07.29_AMBerkley Powerbait 7’ Power worm
This is a more recent favorite that has been pushed on me by a good friend.  In his opinion there is only 1 worm and that’s the 7’ motoroil worm.  I’m not sure that I agree with that but, I can say that it’s quickly becoming a favorite.  I usually fish this soft plastic using a Texas Rig.

As I mentioned in a previous article, I went fishing with some family members and had originally expected the fishing to be very slow.  I had assumed that we would need to be making a slower presentation but after about an hour without any action we switched over to this lure.  This lure really turned out to be the wining lure that day and has faired me pretty well over the last couple of weeks.  The color that has produced the most for me is Foxy Shad.


You can certainly catch fish on other lures this time of year but this is just what I’ve had some success with.  I hope that this helps when trying to figure out what to "tie on" on your next trip.



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adam hayes

About the Author: Adam Hayes is an avid kayak angler and the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com. He enjoys spending time on the water with his friends and family and really just about anything than involves growing the sport of kayak fishing.


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