Great bass season for Michael, in Upstate Ny and Cape Cod

Michael is a passionate ‘bass hunter’ whose favorite bassin method is top water lures. He prefers small lakes and ponds with abundant vegetation, where he goes mainly after largemouth bass.

This summer was very good for Michael in his numerous fishing trips in eastern Upstate New York, Western Massachusetts, and Cape Cod.

Here are some pictures he shot from the cockpit of his W500 –

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17″ 4 lbs largemouth bass caught in Rudd Pond, NY

 

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Calico bass

 

 

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This beauty was caught in Cape Cod

 

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22 inch bass from a pond in Cape Cod

 

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And this is a bass fishing movie from Sutherland Pond, Upstate NY:

 

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Skye, the Kayak Fishing Pup From Connecticut

By Rox Davis

I took Skye out today for a little fishing trip at a Pond not far from my house.

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Skye looking at a bass caught in a kayak fishing trip

I promised her I would, since I left her home to chase some Stripers on the Ct River with my Buddy Mike yesterday.

Fishing was very tough, water is high and Muddy On the Ct River.

I did manage to land a nice fat Striper, I cast my 3/8 oz. jig rigged with a Berkeley Hollow belly in blue herring up next to a lay down close to shore and BAM…………………. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Pole bending and my tip is bouncing as this bad girl made her run down river, then I was reeling like a mad woman as she turned and swam back up river..

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ………….I finally gain some ground and get her boat side.

Mike got the lip grippers, and she’s in the boat.

My first Keeper of the season, 29 1/2” and 14#, fat and healthy.

big striper caught on Connecticut river

She swam away strong to fight another day.

Next Week, I’m taking the W500 out for my first Striper trip, My buddy Mike will be out in his Bass boat

keeping and eye on me, I can’t wait.

The pond gave up no big fish today, but that doesn’t matter, it was nice just being out on the water in my W500, fishing with my dog.

Tight Lines and MoPaddle Safe All.

Rox

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dog puppy in fishing kayak - Connecticut
puppy in fishing kayak

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Cold Water, Cold Weather, and Wind – Kayak Fishing in Connecticut, In December

This is a new kayak fishing trip report from Rox Davis, one of the finest bass kayak anglers in this country:

I took my wavewalk W500 out for maybe its last trip of the season.

Got to Rainbow a little after 11am and was off at 2pm.
It wasn’t as chilly as I thought it would be, but then again I was wearing 3 layers on top and long jons and wool socks.

Armed with three poles, 2 with 8lb test rigged with a  cicada (silver buddy) and a rapala ice fishing jig in perch. The other was a 1/2oz jig&pig. (which I never ended up using) DOH!

I was the only one on the water, one bass boat showed up, but they couldn’t start their motor, and they had no trolling motor.

Water temps were 41 to 42.8 degrees, wind wasn’t as bad as they said it was going to be, but of course, every time I had some action….IT WOULD PICK UP!!!!!!!

I headed down towards the pillars but the temps dropped to 38 degrees so I turned back and I stayed in the north end which was 41 to 42.8 degrees.
All my fish came out of 25′ to 36′ of water.
The Ice jig was the ticket.

bass lure for cold water kayak fishing

I’d let it glide down to the bottom, reeled up 3 cranks, then I would just lift the rod tip, and let it fall back down.

I’d do it a couple of times, then I’d reel up 3 more cranks and repeat, till I’d get a bite.

I was really working the silver buddy when it went mushy on me.
I set the hook, and the battle was on.
What ever it was felt like it was circling around down in 28′ of water, then it went boink, and came up a lot easier?????
There are trees everywhere, and the rig must have been in the junk down there and the limb let free and the rig and twig came to hand!!  I can’t make this stuff up!

Went back to jigging the rapala ice jig in 36′ of water after marking a school on my sonar.
Lost the first 3 fish with out getting to see them. They came unbuttoned on the way up.

I finally landed 2 of the school, then they were gone.

Bass caught is cold water, from a fishing kayak, December, CT

Wind started pissing me off, now I was getting cold feet, because I wore my sneakers instead of my boots, I was grateful the wool socks that helped keep my feet warm for as long as they did.
Not sure if I’ll get back out in the yak again this year, the ice may end my yak fishing. But I know one thing for sure, next season I’ll be in my W500/W300 a lot more.
I spent a lot of my season fishing with my buddy on his Bass boat. Though I did have a good season, I catch a lot more Bass when I fish from my Wavewalk yaks.
Remember, be safe out there always wear you PFD. A fall in the waters now could be a death sentence, no matter how in shape you are or how well you swim, you fall in without one, your body will shut down………………………..so Please be safe.

Happy Holidays, Tight Lines and Paddle safe all.
Rox

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