the Lighthouse Lakes trails is the main paddling attraction here in Aransas Pass but the fishing can be seasonal in the secluded lake system. in the heat of summer water temps can be lethal to fish back there and winter has the lowest tides of the year that will drain even the deepest of the lakes. but Fall is the season when the lakes get a push of fresh tide and the slightest drop in water temps will spur a flurry of feeding activity. right now there are a lot of fish singled out and hitting… Continue
Added by slowride on September 29, 2009 at 11:00pm —
I went fishing to the bay in southern part of Mie Prefecture at September 26th.
This day, I could saw a lot of the young Yellowtail has around my kayak,but they were selective for lure.
So I tried some lures,and caught by popper (105mm),however they didn't bite the lure just like size of their baits (about 50mm Anchovy).…
Added by Hiroyuki on September 27, 2009 at 12:00pm —
my thanks go out to everyone for this years tkaa tournament. I believe it was a great success with very nice prizes. Thank you to the sponsors and the guys at tkaa for once again a great kayak tournament. And I give out special thanks to Native kayaks, mirolure, secret weapon, and pro swimbaits for the prizes i recieved.
see you guys again next year!
Added by kyle sawyer on September 26, 2009 at 9:32pm —
Second day of pre-fishing.....weather has taken a turn for the worse. Temp has dropped, winds are blowing 20 and rain showers. However, the fishing picked up and all those fishing with us today managed some decent fish. I did managed 3 reds, lost a flounder and missed another. Todd managed a couple of reds and trout. So this was a good day and a good area. Unfortunately, everyone was fishing solo so no picutres today. Captains Meeting is tonight at 7 pm. Registered anglers are now over 200.… Continue
Added by Erick Bell on September 25, 2009 at 2:54pm —
Drove up to VA Beach yesterday, picking up Todd at RDU in Raleigh on the way from Mooresville. We got up here late afternoon staying with a group of guys in a house out at VA Beach. Great accomodations and a wonderful set up for a bunch of kayak anglers. Last night was spent telling fishing lies and rigging up our gear. There were only 3 of us here last night, with several more coming today and then a few more tomorrow.
We have dubbed… Continue
Added by Erick Bell on September 24, 2009 at 3:33pm —
What about fly fishing from the kayaks, expecially in the salt water? Is anyone currently successful doing this? Are they stable enough to stand up in, or is it strictly sitdown? I'm assuming since you are out on the water and closer to the fish you may not have to cast quite as far. I'm considering the kayak for flyfishing on the Chesapeake Bay area mostly.
Added by Craig Schasiepen on September 24, 2009 at 10:47am —
Last week, I launched out in the early afternoon to fish the last of the fall and first of the rise of an amazing Perigean Spring tide. The extra tidal height presented an opportunity to paddle back into Buoy Cove, a very fishy area with a perfect crab bottom. The cove is a spot which I am normally too lazy to get out and wade/drag my kayak because it’s so shallow even at higher tides. Too many other good spots in the keys that don't require that much effort to reach.
The sky that… Continue
Added by Salt Fly Girl on September 23, 2009 at 11:30pm —
I went out this evening after work looking for either a puppy drum or some flounder on Big Flatty Creek. I trolled a chartreuse Gulp 3" swimming mullet under a popping cork on the way to the 'real' fishing ground.
Once I got there I stopped paddling and surveyed the water to plan my attack. As soon as I started paddling again I checked my float and it was thrashing around with this guy under it.
This was the only caught… Continue
Added by Jeff Madre on September 23, 2009 at 9:00pm —
This past weekend I had the good fortune to participate in the annual Saltwater Sweeties Tournament in Aransas Pass TX. It is an all women tournament where each team has 3 women and they get one guide/deckhand of either sex to help them. The helper can not catch and weigh fish. All of the catching has to be done by the ladies. And most teams run powerboats and can use bait. I got to assist Team USA which was made up of 2 wounded women soldiers from Ft Hood, TX. fishing from KAYAKS with… Continue
Added by Joe Poole on September 23, 2009 at 4:01pm —
This is a pretty useful little add-on for the SlideTrax Dashboard for those that have SlideTrax equipped Tarpons or Commanders
You should start seeing them at your local retailers any day now, or you can purchase online through HarmonyGear.com by clicking here.
It's pre-drilled to work with the SlideTrax Dashboard… Continue
Added by Craigo on September 16, 2009 at 4:30pm —
The TKAA tourney is now officially the biggest one that we have had yet! There is still time to enter this great event that will benefit the Heroes on the Water and Project Healing Waters Charities. The event is in Virginia Beach, Virginia on September 26th. We currently have over 170 anglers registered and $40,000 in prizes! Stop by www.tkaa.org
Added by Chad Hoover on September 15, 2009 at 8:30am —
I busted small Red Drum ranging from 20-34 inches in their arse from the surf, while waiting for the seas to calm down, so I could launch into the shoals..Once the sea calmed down enough the fish became almost non existant..Paddle into the middle of diamond shoals fire your bait and get the heck out, before you end up up a part of the washing machine..
I did manage to find some Albies though and they are always fun no matter how you ctahc them...especially, when the guys in the surf… Continue
Added by Rob Alderman on September 14, 2009 at 5:30am —
Under overcast skies with the wind blowing out of the southwest, 70 kayak fishing anglers competed in the first annual Indian River kayak fishing tournament with proceeds going to Coastal Charities. The Paddle Classis was a Catch-Photograph-Relase (CPR) event. The Brevard Zoo, Strike Zone Fishing, Grills Seafood and Tiki Bar, Hook 1 and DriGrip were some of the many sponsors who donated tournament prizes and items for the Captain's Bags. Prizes and trophies were awarded in the Redfish, Trout,… Continue
Added by Robert J. Wiebel on September 13, 2009 at 10:46am —
I had planned to meet one of my friends for some fishing from the kayaks this afternoon. Unfortunately, he had to cancel, so I went out alone. I launched from a boat ramp onto Big Flatty Creek near Weeksville, NC.
There was a pretty good breeze blowing when I launched, but the wind died off while I was out and the water became slick calm.
I saw fish breaking the surface all around me, but couldn't get any of them to bite. I… Continue
Added by Jeff Madre on September 12, 2009 at 9:00pm —
I went to Lake Kimigano
, near from my house, at September 2th.
Eight ponds class are caught in the lake,thogh it is a small lake.
This day,the water quality… Continue
Added by Hiroyuki on September 9, 2009 at 10:00am —
Off to sunny (sic) Bournemouth on Thursday . Taking the tarpon 140 for a few hours on the sea after work is done. No point driving 5 hours to the coast and not having the boat with me!! The way this summer is going , or has gone, i am expecting a rainy paddle.
Added by DAVID on September 8, 2009 at 11:47am —
Hit my favorite local lake, not because I catch tons of fish, just easy to access for quick trips. Took out my old Tarpon 120, which I really need to upgrade at some point but a great little kayak for these kind of trips. Anyway, took one rod with a 10 inch worm and a fly rod with popping bug. Got lost of casting practice. Only managed 1 little bass who was smaller than the worm and a small panish on the fly. Hey, it is better than sitting at home typing on the computer....hey thats what I am… Continue
Added by Erick Bell on September 7, 2009 at 10:50am —
Hey there. I am new to the sport of kayak fishing and I am looking to get involved in the sport as much as I can. I have spent about a month now with my kayak (Tarpon 120) and have to say I love the sport. I have jumped right into the sport with the help of websites and pros like you. I have a large fishing back ground but kayaking is totally new to me. Here are some of my catches so far.…
Added by Ben Adrien on September 7, 2009 at 4:30am —
I took the Ride out this evening on the Pamlico Sound looking for a sunset speckled trout bite. I left the campground and paddled into the wind planning to drift for flounder on the way back if the trout weren't biting.
I struck out on the trout, but caught this puppy drum instead. This is my first puppy drum from the kayak and my first time fishing after sunset. I also got to test my new homebrew all-around light this evening and it could be seen over a mile away.…
Added by Jeff Madre on September 6, 2009 at 10:30pm —
Finally got around to rigging up my new Tarpon 140....I know months have passed.....but think I have all the current Slidetrax accessories now. I was able to rig this up for fishing by drilling only two screws for the back pad eye for my anchor trolley. I was able to use all the Slidetrax items, even though I do not currently use a fish finder, but plan on adding that later. The new Dashboard with the sliding Tool Holder is great. Although I have yet to figure out what all the slots and holes… Continue
Added by Erick Bell on September 6, 2009 at 6:00pm —