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Friday, 13 February 2015 00:00

2015 Pike Opener Free Online Tournament

It’s that time of year in the Midwest where cabin fever is at its height. We stare longingly at kayaks that have been hanging dry for far too long. The Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association is breaking the solemn winters curse by preparing for the 2015 open water season with a free online tournament for largest walleye or northern pike. The tournament will last for nine days, which allows for two full weekends (and all the days in between) of hunting those toothy critters.

Published in Tournaments

The fourth trip of the summer of 2014 took me on a “Travels of a YakAngler” adventure very different from my last one and even more different from the ones before that. This trip took me near Wahoo, NE to compete in the Midwest Kayak Fishing Series final event. 

Published in West North Central
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 00:00

March Madness!

With spring on the horizon the kayak fishing craze will soon be in full swing! Springtime temperatures will bring the fish back to the shallows, where lunkers can be caught while staging to pick off non-suspecting baitfish. Here in southwest Nebraska, the temperatures rise a little sooner than the rest of the state because of the arid conditions. 

Published in West North Central
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:26

November Midwest Kayak Fishing Report 2012

With an incredibly warm November there was an urge to keep getting outdoors and fish rather than storing equipment for the winter. The drought stricken lakes and ponds are still very fishable but most structure is above the water line these days. The fish seem to be hunkering around anything they can find for a winter roost and once the fishermen locate them it’s harvest time! It takes much more patience this time of year when retrieving the lure of choice. Although the days are “balmy” and warm the water has cooled with the nighttime drops in temperature to the low 30’s most of the time. A very slow retrieval will trigger an occasional fish to take a chance.

Published in West North Central
Sunday, 28 October 2012 10:14

October Midwest Fishing Report 2012

Some guys are pulling out there ice gear hoping for some freezing temps in the next few weeks that will ice over most ponds and smaller lakes. The upper Midwest is notorious for its fantastic ice fishing. But for now with lots of open water there is still plenty of opportunity to catch multiple species of fish. Despite the numerous cold fronts and dwindling daylight, those days in between that warm things up can get the Largemouth Bass going in the backwaters.

Published in West North Central
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:15

September 2012 Midwest Fishing Report

Yes, the days are starting to shorten and the night temps are steadily dropping bringing cooler water after those grueling hot days we have experienced all summer. The fish are starting to congregate in the shallower water which are chock full of baitfish! Your kayak can get you into those open areas among the water vegetation that has engulfed the shallows most of the summer. You can catch huge Largemouth in just a foot of water and sometimes, even a lurking Muskie or Northern.

Published in West North Central

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