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Sunday, 14 October 2012 21:48

Fall Colors...Fall Bass

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The Fall season produces some incredible colors and the Largemouth Bass are fattening up for the long winter ahead. This is one of my favorite times of the year to fish for Bass. The golden trees, clear cool water, the sounds of nature....it is a refreshing getaway from the daily hustle and bustle each week provides.

After a five mile run around the lake I launced my Emotion "Stealth" equipped with a GoPro camera mounted on a painters pole. I took along my Cajun Custom six foot rod and C14 Shimano Stradic reel loaded with 30 lb. Power Pro braid. I also took along a few bags of PowerTeamLures Plastic Lures. The wind was out of the north at around 15 mph. With the sun shining it kept the temps in the low 70's. I rigged up a PowerTeamLures Diesel 4" Green Pumkin/Watermelon red flake swirl Craw and a 4/0 wide gap hook. (A 5/0 works much better but that's all I brought out with me). I also sprayed a little PowerTeamLures "Hog Tonic" (This stuff is the bomb!) It didn't take long to hook into a Bass. A HUGE BASS! I was up on a beaver dam and just as I was readjusting my position he hammered the craw! I lost it because of the delay. But it didn't take long to hook another...in fact....the next cast! I managed a few more as the wind died down and the water became like glass. The temps cooled very rapidly and I headed in with a feeling of peace. The kayak has a way of relaxing us along with tranquil comfort. Here are a couple pictures of today's outing....

Bass Fishing with Plastics


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Kayakjak’s passion for fishing started as a youngster fishing small freshwater ponds in Southern California and combing the area beaches with a surf rod. Growing up as a military child often put him in new environments with unique fishing challenges. He has lived in Nebraska since 1976 and graduated from college with a teaching degree of which he has put to use educating youth the last 31 years there. He also holds a Master Degree in Educational Administration. Marty is very active helping the youth of his community with various programs including a before school program called, “Early Birds” and other various activities including a State Championship Archery team, youth football, basketball, and fishing in schools program. As Nebraska’s only kayak fishing guide Kayakjak will work hard to provide his clients with a “unique” fishing and learning experience.

Marty Hughes (Kayakjak) is a highly respected and very experienced guide with over 42 years of angling experience. He has fished from a kayak for the past 15 years in Southwest Nebraska lakes and ponds. He has been Featured in NebraskaLand Magazine April 2003 and the Omaha World Herald in June of 2005. Kayakjak’s objectives include events for wounded veterans, environmental improvements, and promoting the interest of kayak fishing in the Midwest. He has organized many kayak fishing tournaments throughout Nebraska. Kayakjak's Outfitters offers professional kayak fishing instruction for any experience level. He can tailor guided trips to meet the needs of a complete novice or more advanced kayak anglers. Guided trips include Emotion Kayaks and all the equipment a person would need for a fun, adventure filled trip! Our goal is to provide for advanced kayak fishing instruction and an excellent outdoor experience for our clients. We are very blessed to offer these services in some of Nebraska's most scenic backwaters. "A Unique Experience, Everytime!"

What others have said:

Spring time in Benkleman has its challenges when it comes to fishing. kJ, Marty or KayakJak, take your pick, he'll answer to any of these names. I'm partial to KayakJak. This is a guy who's passion for the world of kayaking and especially kayak fishing is unsurpassed!
I've had the honor and privilege to have spent 2 days kayaking and fishing with KayakJak. As noted above, spring time fishing has its challenges. I've never met KayakJac live and in person. Talked to him a couple of times on the phone and pestered him for information by email and watched several videos of him on Utube. From the first minute of meeting him, I had the feeling that we had been friends for a lifetime. That's what type of guy he is. No hype and no air about him. KayakJak is the real deal, the Indiana Jones of kayak fishing.
Being new to the sport of kayak fishing, KayakJak's approach to the "newbie" was terrific. He's very professional without the stuffyness that sometimes follows a professional guide or instructor.
Talk about going out of his way to make your trip into a lifetime memory, I swear this guy planted some fish so I could experience what it's like to catch a fish from a kayak. While giving me space to practice some of the tips he had for me, KayakJak scouted ahead and found the hiding places of the ever elusive LMB.
Geez- I've just read thru the above, kinda sounds a little hokie and like he paid me to say the things above, no I paid him! And not near enough for what I got!

Jim B.


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