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Transition Time!

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So many of us love to catch those lunker Largemouth Bass from our kayaks in freshwater.  There is no feeling like it!  The explosion from the water with a wide open mouth attacking our lures with a vengeance!  But as the days get shorter and temperatures cool so does that topwater bite of the tenacious Largemouth.  We can still catch them but it's a bit more difficult in the cooling 50 degree water in the upper Midwest.  Our alternative may be to switch tactics and strategies for those "cold-water" species like Trout.  Here in Nebraska our Game and Parks Commission does a great job of stocking our statewide lakes with Rainbow and Brown Trout.  They are fiery little critters and very easy to catch.  We like to use our fly rods and one my favorites is the ultra light spinning combo with a small inline spinner such as a Panter Martin or Mepps.   The "wobble" action of the Trout when fighting is a lot of fun in the kayak on the ultra light combo or fly rod.  We are fortunate to have a 50 acre spring fed lake near our home that is crystal clear and loaded with Trout this time of year.  On a safety note be sure to have a "float plan."  (Let someone know where you are fishing and what time you expect to return.)  Also, since the water is very cold it is imperative that the kayak fisherman wear the "proper" clothing.  This may include a dry suit or wader pants and a splash top.  I like to wear a pair of Kokatat pants, splash top, water proof boots, stocking cap, gloves, and layered "wick" type clothing underneath.  I also usually wear a vest and have hand warmers in the pockets.  It's also a good idea to bring a small towell to keep your hands dry when not wearing gloves.  The water and cold combined can really make your hands numb quickly which makes it difficult to fish.   Hope you enjoy the rest of the Fall season and may your creel fill with those "tasty" Trout! 

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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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