First Action Video of the Year

Here is four hours condensed into four minutes.

There is just nothing like fishing from a Wavewalk when it comes to “going where the fish are” Hope you enjoy it.

Top-Water Bass at Sutherland Pond

 

ooms

The Columbia Land Conservancy maintains the fantastic Ooms Conservation Area near the northern end of the Taconic Parkway in upstate New York. It includes the beautiful Sutherland Pond where I was able to film some bass attacking  in the lily pads:

Fishing from my Wavewalk in the First Week of Summer – Part 3 of 3

The remainder of the first week was spent in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Cape is rich with small lakes and ponds which just don’t seem to get much fishing pressure, perhaps because most people are focused on the salt water.

I stayed inland and pursued the bass.  All week I was catching 2, 3 and 4 pounders. The fishing was just astounding as the bass smashed Wacky Worms and Frog Imitations in water that was often less than 6 inches deep.

First, a few shots of the typical catch that week:

A 3 Pounder in the Weeds
A 3 Pounder in the Weeds
A 17 Incher
A 17 Incher

 

A really fat beauty!
A really fat beauty!

Then there were the 2 outstanding fish. First, the unusual:

What do we see here?!
What do we see here?!
A tug on the "tongue" and we get the picture.
A tug on the “tongue” and we get the picture.
She still had an appetite for a Wacky Worm!
She still had an appetite for a Wacky Worm!

 

Maybe we should all be using bigger lures?
Maybe we should all be using bigger lures?

Then came the fish of summer…

This was a big, big largemouth.
This was a big, big largemouth.

 

The "tale of the tape" says a fraction over 22 inches!
The “tale of the tape” says a fraction over 22 inches!

 

And here is the nose to tail. The with of the measuring board is 5 inches. She hangs over both top and bottom!
And here is the nose to tail shot. The width of the measuring board is 5 inches. She hangs over both top and bottom!

I estimate this monster weighed between 5 1/2 and 6 pounds. Best week of fishing I’ve ever had. All the bass were released unharmed.

The Season Wanes

Early Fall
Early Fall

As you can see from the picture above we are almost at the end of the fishing season in  Northeastern New York. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world to watch the seasons change.

12Bass

13Bass

17Bass

I try to fish whenever responsibilities and the weather allow. I got out today for a few hours and landed exactly 3 fish… the 12 inch, 13 inch and 17 inch largemouths you see here.

 

2 Hours on Rudd Pond

Didn’t have much time today to fish but luckily I live fairly close to an excellent pond.

The bass were fun but unremarkable. The pickerel was pretty nice. The crappie though, was the larges I’ve ever caught.

First fish of the morning.
First fish of the morning.
Chunker with Salad
Chunker with Salad
Looks like a smallie, but it isn't
Looks like a smallie, but it isn’t
Small bass, beautiful day.
Small bass, beautiful day.
18 inches of "freshwater barracuda".
18 inches of “freshwater barracuda”.
11 inch crappie!
11 inch crappie!

Where Are the Bass?

The weather has been crazy this summer and cut my fishing time in half. Still, I’ve had a few very fine days out on the water, as you can see in the video below.

My Wavewalk fishing kayak let’s me pursue the bass no matter how thick the vegetation gets.

Prospect Lake Delivers, Again!

Spent 3 hours of Saturday morning on the closest lake to my house and caught about ten bass (4 at 2 pounds or better), 6 pickerel and a 12 inch yellow perch! The big perch smashed a 5 inch paddletail.

It is worth noting that I could not fish here at all until I got my Wavewalk as it is a Canoes & Kayaks Only lake for non-residents.

Nice Chunker
Nice Chunker

 

12-inch Perch perched on tacklebox
12-inch Perch perched on tacklebox

Over 2 pounds!Over 2 pounds!

Another beauty comes to the Wavewalk
Another beauty comes to the Wavewalk
Skinny guy
Skinny guy

The Tiny Torpedo

tiny bass caught on Torpedo lure

Despite a fierce battle I was able to land this beauty single-handed at a small lake on Cape Cod. Seriously, the picture actually makes this bass look bigger than it was; 3 inches!.

3lb largemounth bass caught in kayak fishing trip Cape Cod
Here is a little bit nicer fish, caught on the same 2-inch Tiny Torpedo seen in the previous post.