Once again our intrepid kayak angler Mark Easterling braved high winds to fish some of his local backwaters of the Cumberland. Mark was throwing his favorite, topwaters, and the fish were happy to oblige. He says he hooked up on several good fish and two really big ones but sadly he was having a bad day so the fish were winning more than he was.
He reported water temps around 50 but the bass were holding shallow even though they were doing more slapping at the baits than really hitting. Still to be able to have fish blasting topwaters this time of year is awesome. Mark says he will be back out soon and share another report with us then.
My friend Mac McBroom from West Tennessee hit Reelfoot lake this weekend and had some success the odd part was what he saw and caught.
Mac says he saw bass fry in the shallows and caught females that were already spawned out. I would have never thought that you would see that this time of year with water temps where they are. Since Mac is one of the more knowledgeable fishermen around I have no doubt about his report, he knows his stuff. Hopefully Mac will keep us up to date on what is going on in the western part of the state.
Get out there and give it a try from the looks of the reports coming in the bass are already hitting and forecasters are saying the warm temps are going to be around.
Be safe, wear your PFD and let us know how the fishing is in your area.
Kayak fisherman Mark Easterling got out this week to give the largemouth a try. He had 11 total along with some fish on topwater even with water temps in the mid to upper 40s. Mark will throw topwaters when there is snow on the ground and still catch fish. Amazing stuff.He caught these fishing the backwaters off the Cumberland River.
Get ready if you aren’t already, temps have been high, the water is warming and fish are hitting. Go out and see what you can do.
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