Paddling along the shore, I took advantage of the Hi seat position of my Jackson Kayak “Cuda” to scout the beds. It was still too early, and no bass were home. However, the pickerel were abundant and happy to provide me with some action.
I traded my Rapala “X-Rap” in for an Avacado Zombie colored “Rat-L-Trap” and started working the deeper water adjacent to the beds. My efforts were soon rewarded with a nice largemouth bass bending my Overboard Rod.
My biggest bass of the day just broke the 16” mark.
It turned out to be one of those near perfect days out on the water that reminds me why I choose to paddle a kayak to go fishing. The bite wasn’t on fire, but the action was consistent enough between the bass, pickerel, crappie, and yellow perch all chasing down artificial baits. My best guess is that the bass will be on beds within two weeks and things will really start to heat up.