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Bridge Work

I’m determined to catch my first local keeper of the season, so I’ve been to the Bridge twice since I last burned the bridge. My night trip yielded only 3 fish and they were all small, but given the conditions (45 degrees, 25-30mph wind, rainy, poor visib.) it was a victory. Those came on a deep trolled crystal minnow. Also kept alive a streak for me, so I was tired but satisfied.
At the end of the night (morning? 3am) I had a very nice hit, bigger than the rest. I made a few more passes trying to reconnect but wasn’t able to. It left me hungry. So I worked the same tide 12 hours later. Much more success, even though it was daytime. I rarely fish during the day, but I’m trying to broaden my horizons this season. Eight bass taken at the top of the tide. Same lure ( and I tried others).

The best part for me was the combination of conditions, methods and strategies, and physical ability (balance, stamina) that were all were necessary today in order to make it happen.

That’s "kayak fishing" to me; a combination of skills brought to bear in a way that is uniquely capable of accomplish the task of catching fish in that situation. Throw in preparation (maintenance, outfitting, etc.) and luck and it can all come together beautifully. 20190513_174943.jpg20190513_161326.jpg20190513_015650.jpg

Roccus7

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I'm determined to catch my first local keeper of the season, so I've been to the Bridge twice since I last burned the bridge. My night trip yielded only 3 fish and they were all small, but given the conditions (45 degrees, 25-30mph wind, rainy, poor visib.) it was a victory. Those came on a deep trolled crystal minnow. Also kept alive a streak for me, so I was tired but satisfied.
At the end of the night (morning? 3am) I had a very nice hit, bigger than the rest. I made a few more passes trying to reconnect but wasn't able to. It left me hungry. So I worked the same tide 12 hours later. Much more success, even though it was daytime. I rarely fish during the day, but I'm trying to broaden my horizons this season. Eight bass taken at the top of the tide. Same lure ( and I tried others).

The best part for me was the combination of conditions, methods and strategies, and physical ability (balance, stamina) that were all were necessary today in order to make it happen.

That's "kayak fishing" to me; a combination of skills brought to bear in a way that is uniquely capable of accomplish the task of catching fish in that situation. Throw in preparation (maintenance, outfitting, etc.) and luck and it can all come together beautifully. View attachment 5591View attachment 5592View attachment 5593
Man, you are a special kind of fanatic!! Those are "stay warm and dry at home" fishing conditions so I tip my hat in reverence to your dedication.

I guess my new environment and advancing age has changed my outlook. No need to lose sleep to catch stripers on Maine's Midcoast. There's an advantage to getting up earlier, but no need for night fishing. On the other hand, in my younger days on LI, I had some sweet harbor surf spots for night fishing during nor'easters which I eagerly did.
 

Chinacat

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I'd love to know how many dudes have the garbanzo's to do what you do and create some sort of crowd in those conditions you go out in. Good for you brother(y) Spot Burning... LOL.
 

KayakFisherman

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You should post that permission video that you sent me.
I posted a spot burning video in the "General Discussions" section, where it belongs, in my opinion. I intend to keep posting the way I've been, with the hopes of addressing kayak fishermen.

I like not having to click the "boat" button on Noreast each time I posted, because it really wasn't meant for them, and it wasn't the same as boating or surfcasting. If boats could get into the places that I was fishing, then I probably wouldn't be there. And if I was within surfcasting range, then I probably wouldn't need a kayak. My target is just kayak fishermen (and women). So I'm posting, but in the "Kayak Fishing" part. I'm not really into "forums" as much as "tips/advice," but hopefully it'll be what we make it and we make it respectful.