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!