Apr 212020
 

While hoping the pandemic starts to stabilize, all I have to do is go fishing, so that’s what we’ve been doing. Fortunately, fishing is still allowed. The only time I see or speak to another person is if they are in a boat. Since we get up and on the water early, it’s about as remote as you can get.

A cloudy sunrise on the lower Colorado River

The weather added a few extra twists with several intense rainstorms and flash flooding. These storms are usually accompanied by strong wind, so kayak fishing was out of the question. The days following these storms were pretty good fishing days under overcast skies.

Kayak fishing for largemouth bass on the Colorado River with watermanatwork.com

With overcast skies overnight obscuring the full moon, the night fishing wasn’t as good as it had been. Night or day, the fishing was about the same. At times, it was pretty good.

Colorado River largemouth bass caught by watermanatwork.com kayak fisherman Ron Barbish

When the skies cleared up, we were back out on the water at night under the full moon. The night fishing for largemouth bass was still good.

Full moon Colorado River largemouth bass caught by watermanatwork.com kayak fisherman Ron Barbish

These wild desert burros were warming up in the early morning sun.

Wild desert burros in the morning sun by the Colorado River

Some days were windy and we couldn’t go fishing. When you know the fish are biting, that sucks. When the wind is calm, it is about as good kayak fishing gets.

Kayak fishing for largemouth bass on the Colorado River with watermanatwork.com

We caught a lot of largemouth bass and saw way more than we caught. The water was mostly very clear and the fish were easily spooked. Hooking a largemouth bass and catching one are two different things. We caught a few, but we lost a few as well.

Kayak fishing for largemouth bass on the Colorado River with watermanatwork.com

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