Kayak Bass Fishing Virginia State Challenge

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Kayak Bass Fishing Virginia State Challenge

Kayak Bass Fishing Virginia State Challenge – VIDEO

This is how it always seems to happen I’m sitting in third place on the last day of the tournament. I needed to cull a 16.25 inch fish and replace it with an 18 inch, assuming no one else above me culled anything. I had the day off of work, went out to a place where I know there are a decent amount of big bass, but they are hard to catch because they have a plethora of bait fish to choose from when they’re hungry. But none the less, I went out, determined to upgrade. I got there and was expecting to see and hear fish and bait busting the surface. None of that. So I went out solely throwing a buzz bait looking for the big bite I’ve seen maybe times before. I worked my way down the bank hoping there would be a monster under one of the down trees waiting to attack my buzz bait. Nothing… So I made my way to the other side. I threw across a down tree and finally tempted one in to hitting at it, but he missed it. I threw my shakeyhead back out to where the strike occurred and finally I had a fish on. Got it to the boat, and it was not the monster I was after but I was just hoping to upgrade from my 16.25. I put it on the how trough, and it was 16.75.

Kayak Bass Fishing Virginia State Challenge

I was happy I upgraded but it was not what I needed, so I fished on. I made it around a big point on the lake and no bites. Now I’m throwing a shakeyhead, my go to bait because I’m very confident throwing it. I pitched it next to this small tree that had fallen into the water, and let it sit for a few seconds. I gave it a little pull, and let it sit again. That’s when I feel it, the little “tick, tick tick” of the fish nibbling on it. I set the hook, and fish on. I can feel my line rubbing hard against the tree. So I give the fish some line and try to paddle over quickly. At this point, it just feel like another 16 incher. Then, the moment the line comes loose from the tree, she takes off. I’ve never seen a largemouth run that fast. You can see it in the video the line just shoots off to the side, then the fight is on. She busts out of the water right next to the boat a couple times, and I’m pumped. Then I thought to myself, it’s not over yet. So I composed myself and finished fighting her till I could lip her, and then she was mine. I knew at the moment I first saw her come out of the water that it was the fish I was looking for. She measured at 20.75 inches, plenty to put me on top of the leader board. Check out the video below of her exploding out of the water.


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