Pre-Spawn Fishing Out Of A Kayak
Pre-spawn is hereand for many kayak anglers
this is the chance to catch some of the biggest fishof the year. As the steam rolls of the water and the sun begin to rise, thereis a certain type of excitement in the air.This time of year iswhen experience in kayak fishing really pays off. Pre-spawn is generally one ofthe few times a year big bass will spend a good amount of time in shallowwaters. With the limited amount wake and noise a kayak makes, this is anoptimum time to catch a monster.
Crank baits are a bigpart of the equation during pre-spawn because large and small mouth bass arefeeding up aggressively. The smaller bass are programmed to strike first andfigure out what they ate later. Normally the bigger bass are hesitant to strikebut during the pre-spawn they are way less picky.
There are someexcellent cranks out there and it is really a matter of preference. Squarebilled cranks are popular during pre-spawn because they bounce off of lay downsand rocks without getting snagged to easily. Some of the most popular cranksare the IMA foiled bluegill, IMA shaker, Megabass Z-Crank X, and Rapla clackin?crank. The thing all these cranks have in common is they are noising and have alot of motion in the water. The most popular type of crank during pre-spawn is ashallow diver.Kayak fishing
withshallow crank is fairly simple process, positioning is not a major issuebecause shallow cranks don?t require a lot force to retrieve. Keeping your tippositioned a few feet off the water so you can set the hook properly. The mostpopular practice with shallow cranks is working them from the bank out becausebass are expecting the baitfish to be swimming from the shallows. Look fortimber and other objects in the water to work around.