The range of reasons a person books a guided kayak fishing trip often vary. From the simple; “I just wanna catch fish.. a bunch of fish”, or “I need to improve on certain paddling technique skills” to “I want to learn more about the process of locating, developing a pattern and having a successful day on the water. While catching a bunch of fish is satisfying, it’s a bit more gratifying to help a kayak angler improve their paddling/handling skills as well as impart successful techniques that improve their time on the water, after the trip is complete.
Having been away from fishing since his youth, Wayne recently acquired a Native Watercraft Slayer Propel. He was interested in learning more about his electronics, settings, reading structure as well Id’ing fish. Once a few optimal settings were adjusted we began covering topography and prime spots for this time of year. Finding fish proved easier than getting them to bite. Even drop-shoting proved ineffective on some fish. After a few missed hook sets Wayne began connecting on some nice fish, changing my concern for a slow start, into a mutual feeling of success. The majority of our fish were caught on t-rigged worms and creatures, with a few on 10′ diving cranks and one drop-shot.
Thanks for the trip, Wayne. Enjoyed fishing with you!
Sky – Overcast AM with afternoon drizzle
Air temp – Mid 80′s
Water temp – 83
Wind – Light