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#11170303 - 10/17/15 06:00 PM Offshore Kayak Bass Fishing
gssterl Offline
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Registered: 02/05/15
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also available on my blog: http://catchmeifyoupaddle.blogspot.com/2015/10/offshore-kayak-bass-fishing.html

I will admit that for the vast majority of my time fishing from kayaks I have concentrated all of my efforts near the shoreline. Sky high temperatures in Central Texas and a lack of bites where I normally fish have pushed me away from the bank and in search of underwater structure.

Two things that you will need to make this transition are a marker buoy and either an contour lake map or an app such as navionics for your fish finder or mobile device. I am running navionics on my iPad in conjunction with my vexilar sonarphone fishfinder. With the iPad GPS and the navionics app I know exactly where I am at and where I am in relation to the underwater structure that I am wanting to fish. Couple that with the marker buoy serving as a casting target and you have a perfect combination for fishing structure.

By no means did I invent this method. Pro Bass Fisherman have been using it for years, but I have rarely seen kayak anglers employing this method out on the water or in videos. It was something that I was reluctant to try, but after success on my first outing trying this method, I will be sure to use it a lot more. Check out the video to see how it works.

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#11173770 - 10/19/15 08:08 PM Re: Offshore Kayak Bass Fishing [Re: gssterl]
Jason Delfraisse Offline
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Registered: 04/14/14
Posts: 365
Loc: FORT WORTH
Cool video man!

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#11174329 - 10/20/15 08:54 AM Re: Offshore Kayak Bass Fishing [Re: gssterl]
AlexG Offline
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Love the video and I too fish deep structure on Lake Fork. Can you share the apps your using on your IPAD? Although I have fished LF for 25 years in a bass boat it's totally different in a yak. Planning and using your energy efficiently is vital to enjoying your experience. I would like to see more video's from experienced yakkers on how they plan their trips on the water. I see yakkers on LF more often than in the past and it seems that they get frustrated and give up, maybe a few tips on preparation and planning will make their experiences more successful. Thanks

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#11174419 - 10/20/15 09:31 AM Re: Offshore Kayak Bass Fishing [Re: gssterl]
Matty Offline
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Registered: 06/17/06
Posts: 164
Loc: Plano
How are you holding your position? Do you have a really long anchor rope or are you pedaling?
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#11174778 - 10/20/15 11:58 AM Re: Offshore Kayak Bass Fishing [Re: AlexG]
gssterl Offline
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Registered: 02/05/15
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Originally Posted By: AlexG
Love the video and I too fish deep structure on Lake Fork. Can you share the apps your using on your IPAD? Although I have fished LF for 25 years in a bass boat it's totally different in a yak. Planning and using your energy efficiently is vital to enjoying your experience. I would like to see more video's from experienced yakkers on how they plan their trips on the water. I see yakkers on LF more often than in the past and it seems that they get frustrated and give up, maybe a few tips on preparation and planning will make their experiences more successful. Thanks


I use the navionics HD app for iPad and the vexilar sonarphone. The navionics app has the ability to show both the map and fishfinder. Cool combination.
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#11174787 - 10/20/15 12:01 PM Re: Offshore Kayak Bass Fishing [Re: Matty]
gssterl Offline
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Registered: 02/05/15
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Originally Posted By: Matty
How are you holding your position? Do you have a really long anchor rope or are you pedaling?


On that day I had my torqeedo motor on. I put it on a very low setting and use my feet (rudder controls) to keep my nose into the wind. Works like a trolling motor, but does not have the same kind of control authority. Pick up the paddle from my lap when I need a larger adjustment.
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#11174794 - 10/20/15 12:02 PM Re: Offshore Kayak Bass Fishing [Re: Jason Delfraisse]
gssterl Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jason Delfraisse
Cool video man!


Thanks Jason!
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