My family owns a houseboat at the Green River Marina in Campbellsville, KY. I only purchased my kayak towards the tail-end of last summer. It was great to finally have a kayak after having spent so much time getting all hyped up about it, only to have winter rear its ugly head to keep me off the water. I've had it out a couple times this year, but not nearly as often as I would like. Over the winter, after a few events, I decided to move to Nashville, with my kayak remaining in Lexington, KY (since I dont really have a way to transport it, or a place to store it here in Nashville).
This past weekend finally offered me the opportunity to get the kayak to Green River for the first time. I planned on using it all day long on Saturday, but the wind was just insane. It was a CONSTANT 15mph gust. Unrelenting. So, I decided to do some night fishing out of it, as I've heard the night bass tournaments had been producing quite well.
Unfortunately, there was no moon that night, so it was DARK. I didnt venture far from the docks, fishing only land that was within the confines of the marina's No Wake Zone to try to make use of the tiny amount of light coming from the docks. It's both an exciting, and almost terrifying thing to be on a kayak in almost pitch black, throwing a buzzbait, waiting for the action of a topwater strike. Especially on a lake known for its large musky, you are always on edge for the (hopefully) impending explosion.
I hooked into one bass that shook me loose on a jump. I was pretty disappointed as most of the fishing I do at Green River is crappie fishing from the dock. Despite the amount of time I've spent at that lake, the amount of bass fishing Ive been able to do there has been very minimal. The kayak really opens that opportunity for me.
Then about 10 minutes later, I hooked into this girl
She put up a great fight, and it was an exciting catch. It definitely startled me when she hit. She went 21 inches, and an ounce short of 5lbs.
A few minutes later, I had another hit, and landed this smaller one that went about 2.5lbs.
Unfortunately, that was it for the evening. I didnt get to fish for only about an hour and a half that night. The bugs really started getting bad, and the area started to get crowded with night-time bass fisherman.
I went out at first light Sunday morning. No hits, but nothing compares to getting a view like this in the morning.
I would LOVE to find a way to participate in one of these night bass tournaments in my kayak (maybe show up some of those boaters), but it would be difficult to find a way to keep the fish for the weigh-in. I wish those tournaments used the same method us kayakers use for tournaments (photo and measurements). I would have been well on my way to a respectable weigh-in, with fish like that after only an hour and a half of fishing!
Edit: Whoops, meant to put this in the Fresh Water section, not Water Cooler... Cant figure out how to move it though
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