Iowa Kayak Bass Fishing (April 2019)

What a great fun Iowa trip spending the last couple days fishing for big chunky bass with these awesome guys! Biggest was around 21 inches. It was nice to breakaway from the long cold winter and catch some fish. Definitely a memorable trip!

Here is a video compilation of our adventure to Iowa for early season bass fishing this past weekend. Video is a little long but the ending is worth it. Enjoy the journey!

2019 Northwest Sportshow

A fun family outing to the Northwest Sportshow this past Saturday! We stopped at the Hi Tempo Snowsports & Watersports booth first checking out the latest Hobie Outback model and catching up with my friends Jay Suhsen and Grant Carston.

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Cold Morning Bassin’

Brrr… It’s a cold morning when every few casts the rod guides/eyelets freeze over. Bass were still chomping though. This one on a jig and an Adrenaline Bug!

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Bass ‘n Jigs

One word to describe today’s fishing…JIGS!! Except for one lone small bass caught on a spinnerbait earlier in the morning, the bass were stacked up shallow in the trees and deep in the pads. The only thing they seemed to want was a brown flipping jig rigged with an X Zone Lures Adrenaline Bug applied with Baitmate Fish Attractant BiteStick Max. Chilly day but well worth the effort on this fine fall day.

Channel Catfish

Fishing a small bass lake, this chunky channel cat was a surprise catch! This one slammed a squarebill crank not too far from my canoe.

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Late Summer Bassin’

A bit of an hiatus from fishing but it felt great to be back on the water! The bass bit well all day.

Bassin’ from a Boat

Swapped the canoe out for an outing this evening on my buddy Daniel’s boat. We caught a few bass, all on jigs and a live bait rig in deeper water. Bass were schooled together around 15 feet on the perimeter of a hump. They wanted a jig dropped vertically or live bait dangling on their nose for them to bite. They wouldn’t take any kind of horizontal presentation. Fun evening!