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westernmas

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Beautiful Saturday for Yak Fishing
« on: Apr 16, 2018, 09:28 AM »
The forecast for Saturday ended up being a little cooler than they originally stated but I had my heart set on getting out in my kayak for the first time.  I was knocking down my buddies door around 9 and he was clearly not getting up so I headed to the hills for some solo fishing.  I ended up on the pond shortly after ten.  There was a slight breeze, mostly clear skies and temps in the low 60s.  There was one other person fishing out of a kayak when I arrived.  He did not last long and I was able to fish the unpopulated pond with two bald eagles for the majority of the day.

The fishing was relatively slow.  I ended up getting 2 largemouths on senkos fished very slowly and thrown toward shallow cover.  I got the first one near a small rock pile toward the center of the lake and the second in an area that is usually heavily matted with lillies.  Both fish were caught in less than 2 feet of water.

I think the ponds out west are behind most of the rest of the state.  I couldn't believe there were 1-2 foot snow banks in the shade the majority of my ride up to the pond.  Hopefully the weather heats up so the fishing does too.







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lowaccord66

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Re: Beautiful Saturday for Yak Fishing
« Reply #1 on: Apr 16, 2018, 09:37 AM »
Nice work Pat.  I was knee deep in stockies all day!

westernmas

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Re: Beautiful Saturday for Yak Fishing
« Reply #2 on: Apr 16, 2018, 09:40 AM »
Nice work Pat.  I was knee deep in stockies all day!

Hip can't handle the uneven bottom of the river yet.  Couple more weeks and I'll meet up with you.  I can't stand slowing anyone down or feeling like a burden.
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stripernut

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Re: Beautiful Saturday for Yak Fishing
« Reply #3 on: Apr 16, 2018, 09:50 AM »
And I thought I might get a chance to get out for some stockies today with the flyrod... Now I am thinking I will stay in...

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Re: Beautiful Saturday for Yak Fishing
« Reply #4 on: Apr 16, 2018, 09:51 AM »
Nice job Pat. You have to get that hip healed up before The ditch gets hot
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lowaccord66

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Re: Beautiful Saturday for Yak Fishing
« Reply #5 on: Apr 16, 2018, 09:55 AM »
Nice job Pat. You have to get that hip healed up before The ditch gets hot

Yup!

SHaRPS

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Re: Beautiful Saturday for Yak Fishing
« Reply #6 on: Apr 16, 2018, 10:09 AM »
Good work Pat!

Those bass must have been looking for some warmer water especially near the sun ridden rocks. Still a bit early in the season to get them that shallow especially if they are not the pigs of the pond. Good work and report!

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Re: Beautiful Saturday for Yak Fishing
« Reply #7 on: Apr 16, 2018, 11:00 AM »
Glad to hear that you got out. Allow yourself to heal up well . All the injuries that you push through when you are young come back to haunt you when you turn 60. Ask me how I know.   ;)

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Re: Beautiful Saturday for Yak Fishing
« Reply #8 on: Apr 16, 2018, 12:35 PM »
Glad to hear that you got out. Allow yourself to heal up well . All the injuries that you push through when you are young come back to haunt you when you turn 60. Ask me how I know.   ;)

Sometimes even younger...

At least I know what to expect for aches and pains, so I can work around then or work on them so I can continue to fish.

Little else would ruin my time than not being able to fish (from shore, canal or kayak)!!!
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