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Top-water and front-loading bass at Sutherland Pond (movie), by Michael Chesloff

Like jon boats, the Wavewalk kayak has a front side, which expands both the angler’s field of view and field of action. It offers me to cast top-water lures (a frog, in this case) in the lily pads in front of me, as well as to land the fish (bass, in this case) from the space between the hull tips before me.
This feature is also convenient for shooting video. I shot this one at Sutherland Pond, in the Ooms Conservation area, near the northern end of the Taconic Parkway in upstate New York.

Michael

 

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Unbelievable shallow water bass fishing in Cape Cod, by Michael Chesloff

Earlier this summer I spent a week in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, which is famous for its saltwater fishing. The Cape is also rich with small lakes and ponds which just don’t seem to be under much fishing pressure, perhaps because most anglers are focused on offshore action.

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, which is not a problem with this kayak.

Best week of fishing I’ve ever had. All the bass were released unharmed.

Michael

 

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And then, this:

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I estimate this 22 inch monster weighed between 5 1/2 and 6 pounds.

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Amazing finding – an 8″ perch inside a bass (click images to enlarge):

 

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Kayak fishing in the first week of summer, by Michael Chesloff

Until June 21st the weather and the fishing in my part of upstate New York were extremely challenging. Strong winds, even early in the morning, were unrelenting. And the bass I was catching were rarely over a pound. Then, almost magically, the first day of summer brought stunning changes. The mornings were calm and the fish put on some serious weight!

The action begins Saturday morning at Rudd Pond, including a largemouth that is close to 4 pounds!

Michael

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All these fish were caught within three hours.

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