I'm new to the forum here. Been lurking for a little while now, but decided it was time to make my first thread. My name's Adam, 25 years old, graduate of UofK. I've been fishing my entire life, with the last 10 years being fly-fishing. I was heavy into fly fishing for years, tied my own flies, worked in a fly shop - the whole 9 yards. Now, Im back to conventional fishing, and dont really miss fly-fishing all that much! Guess I got back into conventional fishing through all the jig fishing I have been doing for crappie at Green River Lake for the past few years where my family has a houseboat.
It wasnt til fairly recently (past couple months) that I really even gave fishing from a kayak a second though. But, I have fully decided that I will be purchasing a fishing yak as soon as I can! I think I have narrowed my yak choices down to 3 ones. Hobie Mirage Outback, Jackson Coosa, or the Moken 12. Right now, the main one I've got my mind set on out of those three is the Hobie Mirage Outback. The ability to use my legs to propel myself and leave my arms free is very appealing. Especially for when I use the yak at Green River Lake.. From the marina to some of the coves I'll be looking to fish, it's a nice little haul.
On to the report: Today was my first time out to Lake Reba. I never knew the lake existed until I started visiting some of these forums. So, I wanted to check it out, even though I was stuck on the bank. I wet my first lure at 1pm, and didnt end up wrapping up to go home til 9:30pm. Needless to say, my back and legs are angry at me for standing so long. After throwing everything at the fish but the kitchen sink, I finally figured out what they were biting best on - shad colored jerk bait, weighted slightly to get it down to deeper/cooler water. I'd cast it out, let it sink, and just slowly work it along the bottom. Hooked into 5 before I decided to get some lunch at around 4:30pm.
Came back, and the bite was off on those, so I had to find something else. Ended up bringing in 3 more, one on a thin crankbait with a small lip to keep it out of the grass and moss growing on the bottom. Two on a chartreuse/blue skirted spinnerbait.
All 8 fish were between 10-15 inches in length. Nothing huge, but they were very healthy fish, and gave a good fight.
All in all, I can not WAIT to get back to that lake when I get a kayak. Its a wonderful place, and very refreshing to go to a lake with a horsepower restriction.
Hope I can get to know you all better soon, and hope to join up on some of the kayaking trips sometime!