Most of my spots that I fish are in the 25' to 30' range, and it takes a while to reel in all that anchor line at that depth.
If the fish are suspended or holding deeper I'll go to a Carolina rig and drift. A drift sock also works well.
One thing you need to be aware of is the wind direction because you can launch when there is barely any wind, and within a couple hours the wind could kick up and you might have to paddle a few miles into a gale, which would not be good.
If you keep wind direction in mind before you launch, you can go out against a light breeze, and when it picks up it will blow you back toward the launch making for an easy paddle in. Paddling into a 15 to 20 mph wind is no fun!
Most everyone who owns a boat will launch and take off across the lake, but with a kayak you will discover that there are a lot of fish close to where you launch your kayak that those boaters are missing.
Edited by Jimbo (07/15/17 06:23 AM)
Just one more cast!