Few of us get ready access to untapped fisheries, but fishing kayaks can make this a regular thing if you’re up for the adventure. Wired2Fish’s McKeon Roberts discovers an epic bite for big smallmouth bass using jerkbaits on a new lake. He demonstrates how he finds the best fishing spots using side imaging rigged on his trolling motor-equipped Old Town kayak and stays on the fish using Minn Kota’s GPS-enabled Spot-Lock technology.
KEY TACKLE & EQUIPMENT:
- Old Town Sportsman AutoPilot 136 Kayak
- Megabass Ito Vision 110 Jerkbait, M Western Clown & Mat Tennessee Shad
- Megabass Orochi XX Ronin 6’8″ Spinning Rod
- Daiwa Tatula LT 3000 Spinning Reel
- Seaguar Smackdown Flash Green 15- Pound Braided Line
- Seaguar Tatsu 10-pound Fluorocarbon Leader
- Humminbird HELIX 7 SI GPS G3 Fish Finder
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Roberts explains why a jerkbait is one of the best baits for covering water and how to fish them to trigger aggressive strikes from smallmouth bass. He shares a couple of his favorite smallmouth colors in the popular Megabass Vision 110 lineup and considerations for fishing jerkbaits on a spinning setup from a kayak.
The fishing of a lifetime likely exists a short distance from your home on an overlooked pond, lake, river or stream. Consider fishing these waters with a kayak. It’s a great way to social distance, get some exercise, and catch lots of big fish!
- Fish Monkey Half Finger Guide Glove
- Fish Monkey Performance Face Guard
- Dakota Lithium 12v 54Ah Battery
- Plano Weekender Series Kayak Crate
- Power-Pole Micro Anchor
- Frabill Knotless Conservation Net
- Evolution Fishing 4 Latch 3600 Waterproof Tackle Tray
- Mustang Elite Inflatable PFD
- Old Town Casco Fiberglass Paddle