Soft stick baits - the original was the Yamamoto “Senko” - catch lots of bass. I will give some common rigging techniques, and discuss catching big bass with a stick bait. Using a stick bait during pre-spawn, spawn, and post-spawn has helped catch some monster bass the past several seasons.
Chances are that if you've been fishing for any amount of time, or perhaps even if you're a new angler, you've hit some dry spells when it comes to catching fish. After all, we do call it "fishing". If we were always successful we would surely call it "catching"!
Bowfishing is an incredibly addictive sport, and just like everything else in kayak fishing you can spend as little or as much as you like. I started out with an old recurve bow, a tape on reel, and one arrow for the grand total of forty bucks. Once I was hooked, the prices of gear kept increasing until I recognized I had a sickness.
Catching bass isn’t just about finding the right locations, patterns and lures. I consider it to be a mental game just like golf. Sure, you can beat the banks while chatting with your fishing partners and taking in the scenery, and you will most likely have a bass impale itself on your lure. But, if you aren’t on point, with your gear, technique, and concentration, you are missing a world of opportunities.
When the conditions get tough and your well-laid plans and predicted patterns go out the window, good old shakeyhead will be there for you. The shakeyhead worm is possibly one of the most effective techniques available to bass fishermen. It is a staple for both boaters and co-anglers alike on every bass fishing tournament series across the globe.
My fresh 2015 Jackson Kayak “Kilroy” sat patiently in my garage awaiting that ritual all kayak owners relish: the slime job. But what exactly is “sliming” and where did this odd tradition come from?
Sometimes less can be more when fishing. ”Less” can help make you a better angler, and give you more confidence in different baits and presentations. I have three tips that have helped me in tournaments, as well as to enjoy more time fishing and less time tying on different baits.
Do a tour through YouTube and you’ll find thousands of videos by GoPro users. Whether it’s a live shot of a concert or a chronicling of a tough hike through a slot canyon, people that love the outdoors are now “GoProing” their adventure. For kayakers, the device is perfect, because it’s mountable and of course very waterproof. It’s ideal for capturing a great paddling vista or recording the catch of the day.