MemberDecember 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm
What do you all think?
DarkRyokGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm
You have access to more water on a kayak. But if you don’t know what you are doing out there it wont help. Depends on your water as well.
So… yes and no?
zaphodbeeblebrox42GuestDecember 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm
Absolutely yes. A kayak gives you access to literally millions more gallons of water that are simply untraceable from shore. It also gives you more diversity in attack angle. The amount of opportunities to put your lure in front of a bass increases, but that doesn’t mean you will catch more. If you’re a bad fisherman, a kayak won’t fix that, although just based on probability of a fish hooking itself, I’d say you should theoretically catch more.
It might not make a huge difference if you fish tiny ponds, but if you fish lakes or reservoirs then there is a significant difference.
whodeyjbGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm
Yes. If you know what you’re doing.
If not, it’s all luck and may the fishing gods bless your non voyage.
lampfoundationGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm
Yes, but fishing from a kayak can be quite difficult, and learning how to fish big water, especially the kind without a lot of obvious cover, can be very difficult. I would tell you to hone your skills from shore first before you go buying a kayak. I got consistently skunked from a kayak the first year I had it because I didn’t really know how to read my graph(necessary with any decently sized water) and I didn’t know the large reservoir I was fishing well enough. Get confident in your ability to catch fish from shore first.
bigfatfloppyjolopyGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm
Yes I can
JayTeabagGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm
It sounds like you’re a novice, which is totally ok. We’re all newbies at one point. Check out Gary Yamamoto Senko plastic worms. I Texas rig them without the bullet weight. They are heavy enough to cast and will slowly sink, wiggling as they do. I feel like it’s almost cheating. The trade off to weightless fishing is it’s much more difficult, if not impossible, when it’s windy. They’re also not cheap. For muddy water I like Red Shad Laminate color. I fish Canyon Lake a lot now, which is clear, and a pumpkin color worm seems to work better. Experiment with what works best for your particular body of water.
I have been fishing 30+ years and these have made me much more consistent.
I can’t speak to your kayak question. I have been causally shopping them for a few years but have access to a center console boat so have never pulled the trigger. The boat is a pain to launch on my own (I usually fish with my dad), so I still do a good deal of bank fishing. Being in a boat definitely gives you more options. Fishing a bank is easier/better from the boat b/c you’re retrieving towards deeper water. You can “walk” baits along drop offs as well as target deeper water structure that you simply can’t from the bank.
josh-the-boxGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm
Most definitely. It COMPLETELY changes your fishing experience. At least it changed mine. Went from catching 1-3 pounders if I was lucky to 4-5lbs consistently this summer. It allows you to reach isolated spots which are not fished often
FinalxRampageGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm
On anything larger than a golf course pond yes definitely
sleepfuriousideaGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm
Oh my god, yes! Although it is true you need to know how to fish a little, as others have said, you have access to so much more water. Also, I will add you will have so much access to better angles. In heavily fished areas, this is a huge advantage. So many fish get used to lures from the shore, but if you can get a lure or fly from the banks inwards it can be a game changer. This is especially true when bass are in shallower water and when it is warm and they are taking surface stuff.
themaincopGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm
In my experience yes. Plus even if you get skunked I’d rather spend a couple hours on my kayak vs. a couple hours standing around on shore. Kayaking is fun.
eloatieGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm
selfishismoGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm
Yes. Now onto the next topic.
PunchcardGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm
Getting off the shore and into a kayak was the best thing that ever happened to me as a fisherman.
plaidmtnofrageGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm
Short answer – yes. My local lake has very limited shore access. I caught more fish last spring than I had in a lifetime.
legolas192GuestDecember 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm
This is a very general question.
ironXbutterflyGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm
LMB ? Like monster bass?? I always do much better from kayak.. it’s actually my personal preference to shore fishing. Location plays a big role though.