Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Small Fishing Trip

I finally got to take my kayak out for a few hours of fishing tonight. At about 7 p.m. I launched the 'yak at Lake Frederick. I planned on fishing top water for bass until dark and then catfishing for a few hours. I had a blast out on the lake and stayed until about 10 o'clock when it got black dark. I would have stayed later, but the mosquitoes ran me off the lake.
While catching sunfish to use as catfish bait, I found a nice spot where I am pretty sure I can catch a nice batch of crappie this summer. I pulled one out, and was able to see about a dozen others about 10 feet under the water. I had a few bass hit the Zoom Fluke that I was using, but I never managed to set the hook. I have found that it is a lot harder to set the hook on a bass when you are sitting practically in the water than when you are standing in a boat or on the bank. I did see a couple of bass in the 3 to 4 pound range cruising the edge of the weed beds I was fishing.
Lake Frederick is a great place to fish and I hope to get a lot more familiar with it this summer. I need to plan a little bit better next time so that I'll have a better shot at catching some of the monster catfish that inhabit the lake.
I am really trying to increase my blogging, but I have been so busy I haven't really had the time. I am hoping that things will start to settle down this week after I take my polygraph exam on Tuesday afternoon. Hopefully I'll have something else to write about this week!


  1. Congrats on a great outing! Fishing from a kayak sounds like a blast--I've been meaning to buy a float tube to fish from for years, but I never seem to get around to it. Do you find the kayak to be a useful tool when it comes to fishing?

  2. Extreme- I love having the kayak to fish out of. The best thing about the kayak is that there is not any of the hassle that goes with getting a boat in and out of the water. I can throw it in the back of the truck or on top of my jeep and be in the water within 5 minutes of getting to wherever I am fishing. The other great thing is that the kayak is very quiet and you can really sneak up on fish in places that a boat wouldn't be able to get into. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Sounds like a good night on the water. Glad you were able to get out and catch some fish and experience the water. Never fished from a kayak, but, have many hours in fishing from a float tube. Sounds like the kayak and tube are similar in stalking the fish.

  4. I can understand not being able to set the hook as well when you're sitting so low to the water.

    It sounds like you had a great fishing trip, though, and found a few good spots to keep in mind for the next time 'round.

    Good luck on that Polygraph.