Whether bass fishing from the bank, boat or fishing kayak, it’s good practice to have a rod pre-rigged with a horizontal and vertical presentation. The horizontal option (buzzbait on this day) allows Wired2Fish staffer McKeon Roberts quickly fish large swaths of the lake in search of a pattern. The vertical bait becomes an effective tool for making targeted casts once you figure out what bass are relating to – soft plastics can also trigger bass unwilling to commit to moving presentations.
McKeon goes on to share some tackle preferences for making long-distance casts and the importance of high-speed reels in kayak bass fishing. He also demonstrates how to quickly and easily clear your prop of weed clogs out of a pedal kayak.
- Jenko Offspring Buzzbait
- 13 Fishing Concept Z Casting Reel, 8.1:1
- 13 Fishing Envy Black II Casting Rod
- Sufix Advance Monofilament, 17lb
- Sufix 832 Advanced Superline
- FULL SPECS on the Old Town Topwater 120 PDL Kayak
- Old Town Topwater 120 PDL Kayak at Austin Kayak
- 13 Fishing Fate Black Casting Rod
- 13 Fishing Origin C Casting Reel
- 13 Fishing Rabbit Ear Tail Invader 4.25
- Lazer TroKar EWG Worm Hook
- WOO! Tungsten Flippin Weights, 1/4-ounce
- Sufix Advance Fluorocarbon, 14lb
- Plano A-Series 2.0 Backpack
- Old Town Lure Angler Life Jacket
Also, check out our article on the best accessories for kayak fishing.