Saturday, November 30, 2013

Windy Days

Front after front has been running through my neck of the woods, quite effectively keeping me out of the kayaks. That's not to say I haven't made it out to fish however! When it gets windy I like to stay close to home and do some shore-based freshwater fishing, as the bass action generally heats up as the first few cold fronts move in.

Fish have been taking Texas rigged worms consistently. I have found the bigger fish like the one above to be more apt to take weedless weightless soft plastic shad imitations however. An added bonus when fishing with soft plastic jerk shads is that you may run into a few baby tarpon.

Tarpon this size are a blast on light tackle and make for a welcome surprise on a windy day of bass fishing. Hopefully I can start finding these fish consistently enough to start targeting them on fly tackle.

Until next time...