Having spent a lifetime eating my way across the watery landscape of Louisiana, I’ve eaten a lot of fish that were delectable, a few fish that were really close to inedible and quite a few fish that were good if you knew what you were doing in the kitchen — and bad if you didn’t.
During that transitional time when fish are moving up, the last thing you want to do is go racing into shallow water ready to pitch beds. Fine if you’ve already found a few beds and know just where to go; but what if there are more new beds on your way in?
Your trolling motor is essential for easing in and out of spawning areas, but when matching wits with skittish bed fish, even low power can ice the game. And if you’re working water with lower visibility and you make a hard move on the troller, you might blow out a spot before you see another bed fish.
Before putting the worm on a hook, Keith Poche uses his teeth to bit about ¼-inch of plastic off of the worm’s tail (the smaller end). Then he simply screws the corkscrew on the Keith Poche (KP) Power Spinner into the bitten end of the worm.
Fishing a kayak tournament is a great way to meet new kayak-fishing friends and hone your fishing skills. A wide variety of formats are available across the state, and the friendly competition offers a chance to win some great prizes and bragging rights.
This episode of Sportsman TV will be sure to get bass fanatics fired up for the spawning season. Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney and Gator Tail owner Kyle Broussard got together for a fishing trip in the Atchafalaya Basin and despite less than ideal conditions, the duo put together a nice bag and a very informative show.