The Kayak Fishing Week in Review – December 3 2010
With the East Coast under attack by winter weather, and I personally looking out the window at 4 inches of snow (not bad by comparison), I think it's important to remember the fishing right now. Really.
I have 5 months of this winter nonsense to deal with, so lets talk about the fishing.... Without further ado: some coldwater smallmouth, the future of freshwater kayak fishing, and a brand new fly rod to play with.
Juan Is Still Getting the Cold Weather Smallmouth Bass
I generally like to spread the wealth, but this is 2 weeks out of 3 that Juan Veruete has posted pictures of BIG smallmouth bass caught in water hovering in the 40s. That's some solid work. You can read more about Juan's trip here: Black Friday SmallMouth Bass
. Juan is an instructor and guide who runs the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania with regularity.
The Future of Kayak Fishing
Paul Shipman concluded his series of 5 articles on the Future of Freshwater Kayak Fishing
. In it, there is discussion on the growth of the sport, the sometimes subtle, sometimes not so subtle differences between freshwater kayak fishing and saltwater kayak fishing.
[caption id="attachment_13825" align="aligncenter" width="620" caption="Fishing at Conesus Lake as a fog rolled over the water."]
The New SAGE TXL-F Fly Rod
I did a brief review on this rod here: TXL-F Fly Rod Video Review
I think it has a lot of potential for some of the river runs I do for average sized smallmouth (1-3 pounders). It will pack nice, throw the kind of bugs I use on the Oak Orchard, and be able to muscle a fish a LITTLE bit.