Spring Break Kayak Bass’n this year was divided into two separate weeks due to dissimilar break schedules. This week was Codys’ turn. Suggesting a few locations, he was given the task of selecting one. Deciding on combining a kayak fishing and camping trip, we loaded our gear early Wednesday for two days and one overnighter.

Holly Point, Falls Lake, NC

Holly Point, Falls Lake, NC

 

After setting up camp on a nice lakeside spot located within the Holly Point access, we unloaded the kayaks hoping to find some wind break shelter from coves within our 4 hour time range. Though a few provided reasonable wind relief getting to them in the conditions was less than ideal. Press on we did, finding a few smaller Bass, mostly shallow and around cover with lizards.

Day One

Day One

After being swirled by 15-20 mph gusts in the main channels we decided to call it a day, returning to camp, build a fire and get dinner rolling. As a front moved through we were spared rain but temps dropped to 42 degrees, cool, but good sleeping weather in a warm bag. After battling wind and numerous power boat wakes we decided to fish smaller water with motor restrictions. Just 15 minutes away lies Beaver Dam impoundment, a contributor to the main body of Falls Lake divided partially by an earthen dam and controllable dike. This was Codys’ first time fishing Beaver Dam. Wasting no time, he landed a nice Bass swimming a lizard along a shallow, stumpy shoreline. Codys’ excitement was on level with my excitement for his solid catch.

Day Two

Day Two

We continued on around the lake, missing a few positive hookups, watching a group of doe’s in a cove, witnessing two Blackhawk copters low fly-over and generally having a good time, enjoying a mild breeze and warming temps.

Exploring Cover

Exploring Cover

-good times with the boy