Top water lures are working well including frogs, Chug Bugs, and anything resembling a Shad. Fly fishing is a fun way to hook into a huge fish from your kayak as well. Drifting for Channel Cats is a lot of fun too! They are really biting right now and we are seeing 15-20 pound cats being caught lately. The White Bass are still hitting in the big water and easy to catch with doll flies and live Gizzard Shad. You might even pick up a big Wiper!
A side note: September and October are great months to paddle along the shorelines and clean up the areas. The drawdowns for irrigation which expose the shoreline give us a great way to do our part. Our lakes and streams get a lot of aquatic traffic during the summer months and the debris can really get thick. It’s easy to find with the receding vegetation and you might even find a nice lure or two!
About the Author: Kayakjak is an avid kayak angler and guide in Nebraska. Marty Hughes (Kayakjak) is a highly respected and very experienced guide with over 42 years of angling experience. He has fished from a kayak for the past 15 years in Southwest Nebraska lakes and ponds. He has been featured in NebraskaLand Magazine April 2003 and the Omaha World Herald in June of 2005 along with numerous other television and website features. Kayakjak’s objectives include events for wounded veterans, environmental improvements, Nebraska Game and Parks Expos, and promoting the interest of kayak fishing in the Midwest. He has organized many kayak fishing tournaments throughout Nebraska. Kayakjak's Outfitters offers professional kayak fishing instruction for any experience level. Website: www.kayakjak.com