Fishing Tips

Kayak Hunting Lunker Bass in Remote Public Waters

There are few things in fishing more rewarding than experiencing exceptional angling on new waters. That's exactly what Wired2Fish staffers Kyle Peterson and Mitch Anderson discovered during this backwoods kayak expedition. Kyle demonstrates the effectiveness of a jig and weightless wacky rig on an unpressured population of largemouth bass and instructs how to methodically fish down productive shoreline stretches using the wind in conjunction with the backpedaling function of his Old Town Topwater 120 PDL yak. Finding the warmest water was key on this day and Kyle provides some pointers on reading lake temps based on geography, then your fish finder. Indicators like emerging lily pads signify mud bottoms which warm quickest, while bays protected from prevailing winds and separated from basins function as solar radiation heat sinks. Combine these areas with isolated cover like laydowns and you've got a winning pattern as Kyle demonstrates with a lunker pushing the 6-pound mark.