Regional fishing reports from Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama.
As you may remember, in the first segment of “Travels of a YakAngler: Four YakAnglers – Two States” I went to Kentucky and Tennessee. I fished creeks and ponds, and was able to catch some fun fish. This next adventure takes me back down to Louisville, KY to fish with Joe Maione, coachjoe, and his daughter Taylor.
YakAngler, your ultimate kayak fishing resource – and social network? That’s right, your social network. Many members of the YakAngler.com forum have become friends, and look forward to getting together and reading about each other’s adventures. This past summer, I was lucky enough to be able to meet and fish with many kayak anglers I’ve met here. “Travels of a YakAngler” will take you on each adventure, and introduce some of the people behind the screen names!
December was a tricky month in the Bluegrass State. Big swings in temperature, snow, rain, and wind made kayak fishing tough. Winter is a favorite time for me to fish, for a couple of reasons. It is somewhat of a down time with me for school, and (best of all) there aren't many people on the water.
Any time I get to fish with my lifelong friend Corey Galloway is a special event where fellowship, fun, and crushing a Mexican lager or three takes precedence over the size or number of fish caught. Our schedules miraculously aligned on a weekday and we floated a five-mile stretch of a secluded tributary off Lake Weiss, AL.
Yes, it's been a while, but I'm back on the water. To say the past year has been a little tough is a bit of an understatement, but there's always someone who is less fortunate so I'm not complaining.
When the redbud and dogwood trees are in bloom, the striper and hybrid bass run on the Chattahoochee River will be in full swing. Any pile of rocks with current ripping around it will be a likely place to catch them, but areas directly below dams will concentrate fish and anglers. One of the best known of these is between downtown Columbus, GA and Phenix City, AL.
I’ve been busy. Really busy, just like everyone else. It came to my attention recently that my son and I haven’t been out in our kayaks nearly enough this summer and I needed to schedule a Sanity Day on the Stones River. Mission: Get onto some fish together. Secondary Mission: To see my teenage son get at least one big goofy grin across his face.
Long Run Park is located in Jefferson County, KY. The lake is big enough to yield 5lb - 6lblargemouth bass, but small enough to fool most boat anglers into passing it up. This makes it an ideal place for an evening kayak fishing adventure.