May 162018
 

We are back in the Pacific Northwest and back out on the Columbia River kayak fishing for smallmouth bass. It didn’t take long to notice that the weather has been warm and dry and the snow in the mountains is melting at a rapid clip. The rivers and streams that flow from the Cascade Mountains down to the Columbia River are running high and fast.

Cascade Mountain streams and creeks running high and fast from melting snow

The Columbia River water level is as high as it can go without flooding. The water is only a few feet from the pavement of the boat launch parking lot. Usually, there is about thirty or forty feet from the pavement’s edge to the water.

Extreme high water levels on the Columbia River

Changing water levels in the Columbia River have a tendency to slow down the fishing, I think that may have been true for the first smallmouth bass kayak fishing trip of the season. The river water is still pretty chilly, about 56°F. It probably should be a little warmer, but the rapidly melting snow is filling the river with cold water. Even with all this, we managed to catch a few smallmouth bass. Nothing big, but we won’t get skunked for the year.

Columbia River smallmouth bass caught by watermanatwork.com kayak fisherman Ron Barbish

The wind came up pretty quickly and blew us off the water after a few hours of fishing, but the 2018 smallmouth bass season on the Columbia River has begun with a successful kayak fishing trip. We have already planned more kayak fishing trips and are waiting for the wind to calm down to get going. Keep checking back for more kayak fishing adventures!

May 082018
 

Our kayak fishing adventures on the Colorado River in the American southwest desert have come to an end. The daytime temperatures in the desert are well over 100° every day now, that’s a bit too hot for our outdoor living gear. It’s been a fantastic fishing trip and we have had a great time. Even though the past few days have been very hot, we’ve been out on the water getting the most out of our final hours of fishing on the Colorado River.

It’s uncomfortably hot during the afternoon, but the mornings are beautiful. We’re out there with our lines in the water before the sun comes up.

Sunrise over the Colorado River in the desert southwest

Most of the time, being on the water early has paid off with some nice fish. Here’s a nice largemouth bass caught just a few minutes before sunrise.

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

We are primarily fishing for largemouth bass, but there are plenty of other kinds of fish in the Colorado River like this healthy crappie.

Colorado River crappie caught just before sunrise by watermanatwork.com kayak fisherman Ron Barbish

We caught a lot of nice fish, lost a bunch more and had a ton of weak hits that didn’t stick, so there was plenty of kayak fishing action.

Kayak fishing on the Colorado River with watermanatwork.com

We lost count of how many nice largemouth bass we’ve caught, but have plenty of photos and a lot of great video to remind us of all the kayak fishing action. On our last day, I lost a huge largemouth bass the spit the hook right next to the kayak. It could have been the best bass of the trip and a personal best, all I have is the video of the bass throwing the hook as it took to the air.

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

One of the highlights of the trip was chasing and catching striped bass. We got lucky when a school of stripers started hanging out just a short distance from where we were camping. I managed to catch at least one striper each of the last four days we were on the river. For a fisherman who, until this trip, never fished for or caught a striped bass, it was really exciting.

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

Kayak fishing on the Colorado River was everything we hoped for and then some.

Kayak fishing on the Colorado River with watermanatwork.com

Adios, for now, to the Colorado River and Yuma, AZ, which was pretty much our home base. We met a lot of nice people and fished with some real hardcore bass fisherman, we had a great time. Thanks to everyone around Yuma for making us feel welcome and giving us the information we needed to find our way around the area. For sure we will be back.

We have a lot of great video we are working on and hope to start posting it on the watermanatwork.com website and YouTube channel.

May 012018
 

We had a good time fishing for smallmouth bass on the Colorado River at Picacho, but we are really looking for largemouth and striped bass because we will be fishing for smallmouth bass all summer on the Columbia River. Hard to beat the Columbia for smallmouth bass fishing and hard to beat the Colorado River for largemouth and striped bass fishing, so we are back on the lower Colorado River. It didn’t take long to get back in the largemouth bass groove. On this day, I got a fish on the first cast about a half hour before sunrise.

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

By the time the sun started to show over the riverside bushes, I had already caught a few nice largemouth bass and farmed a couple more.

Colorado River sunrise

The warm temperature, glassy river water and early morning sunlight made for some spectacular largemouth bass fishing action.

Kayak fishing on the Colorado River with watermanatwork.com

Getting out there early paid off again with a number of nice early morning largemouth bass.

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

While fishing the shoreline for largemouth bass, I noticed some surface action out of the corner of my eye. There are a lot of carp and tilapia that wallow around the surface here so I didn’t think too much of it until I looked a little closer and saw it was a school of striped bass chasing baitfish against the bank. I’d never seen a school of striped bass before but I paddled as quick as I could over to the feeding frenzy and tossed the only lure I had tied on; a white 4″ grub, into the school of stripers. On the second or third cast I got hit and the fight was on! After a nice battle, I had my first real Colorado striped bass in the kayak.

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

At Picacho, I caught a largemouth bass and a smallmouth bass on the same day. One day later, I catch a largemouth bass and a striped bass on the same day. Not sure how much you could ask for as a bass fisherman.

After landing my first striper, I was pretty fired up and chased the school of striped bass around the river until they vanished without another bite. The stripers were gone but the largemouth bass fishing was still on fire.

Kayak fishing on the Colorado River with watermanatwork.com

We were catching so many fish, even one of the locals came over to see if he could get in on all the fishing action.

Natural fisherman on the Colorado River

The largemouth bass action stayed hot until the early afternoon. As the days get longer and hotter, this seems to be the trend. We caught a lot of nice bass while it was good.

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

The hotter days mean that our time on the Colorado River is coming to an end. Temperatures over 100° for days on end are more than we can handle with the gear we have so it won’t be long before we are headed back to the Columbia River Gorge and a summer of smallmouth bass fishing. The kayak fishing action won’t stop, it will just be changing location. Stay tuned.

May 012018
 

One of the places we wanted to check out here on our Colorado River kayak fishing adventures was Picacho State Park in southeast California. Picacho is an old mill site on the California side of the Colorado River, now it’s a state park. It has to be one of the more remote parks in the state of California. You can only get there by boat on the Colorado River, or an eighteen mile trip over a sandy, rocky and rutted dirt road.

Eighteen miles of dirt road to get to the Colorado River and Picacho State Park

Depending on how long since the road has been graded, it can be a pretty bumpy ride for trucks, I don’t think a car would be a good idea. Even in the trusty Toyota pickup, it was a slow haul to keep the truck from rattling apart. There was a section of pretty deep sand wash where it was gassit and keep the truck on the road. Reminded me of our many trips to the corners of Baja looking for waves.

Picacho Road to Pichacho State Park on the Colorado River

We got to Picacho State Park, it looked like we just pulled off I-5. Despite it’s remote location, it had park rangers, a camp host and river patrol facilities. Campsites are pretty basic. Most of the people have campers or trailers so you don’t need much. No river access campsites at the main campground, so we headed over to the Taylor Lake boat-in campsite. The Taylor Lake campsite had a paved ramp to the lake, bathroom, picnic tables and canopies for relief from the hot desert sun. $20 a night, but it is California…

Taylor Lake is one of the many Colorado River backwaters, it’s a beautiful place.

Taylor Lake on the Colorado River in Picacho State Park in southeast California

We had the place to ourselves for a little while until a few other fishermen from San Diego County showed up. A couple of them were kayak fishermen, all cool guys. We did a lot of fishing and a good time was had by all.

Taylor Lake fish camp

Taylor Lake is a beautiful lake, perfect for kayak fishing. Even on windy days, the tall reeds provide wind shadows all over the lake. One end of the lake is a huge rock wall.

Taylor Lake, Picacho, CA

The lake is ringed by reeds and floating grasses. There are submerged trees throughout the lake.

Taylor Lake, Picacho, CA

We caught sunfish, bluegill and largemouth bass in Taylor Lake. There are also catfish and plenty of carp. I think carp may be the most common fish in the Colorado River system. We were told the largemouth bass don’t get very large here, but I hooked and lost a fish that was probably a bass that was at least a couple pounds. Most of the largemouth bass we caught were hard fighting “one pounders”.

Taylor Lake largemouth bass caught by watermanatwork.com kayak fisherman Ron Barbish

Taylor Lake was nice, but we were here for a look at the fishing on the Colorado River itself. The river here is pretty wide. The river flow depends on water releases from upstream dams, but the days we were there, the current was steady and moderately fast. A full day of paddling here will leave you pretty worn out. The water was 70°F and very clear. The bottom was sand, just like the desert on either side of the river.

Colorado River near Picacho, CA

We did find a few small largemouth bass on the Colorado River, but with the swift current, it did not seem like ideal largemouth bass habitat. The kind of habitat more suited to smallmouth bass, and that’s what we found; plenty of nice sized, hard fighting smallmouth bass. This is the southern limit of their range. Always happy to see smallmouth bass, it was a great day of fishing.

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

After a few days of fun kayak fishing, great desert scenery and evading mosquitoes, it was time to load up and get ready for the long trip out of Picacho. Up at sunrise for one last photo, load up and head down to the solar shower before heading out.

Taylor Lake sunrise

Check back for more kayak fishing adventures from the Colorado River in the southwest US.

Apr 232018
 

Here are a few more photos from the great kayak fishing for largemouth bass on the Colorado River. We’ve been catching plenty of fish, but for a couple days all we caught were small fish in the one to two pound range. The past couple days the bigger fish have started to get in on the action and we caught some really nice bass.

As usual, we’ve been hitting it early while it’s still pretty cool. The fishing in the early morning has been good.

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

The fishing slowed down in the late morning and early afternoon for a couple days, but lately the fish will bite throughout the day. All you have to do is find them.

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The lower Colorado River is a great place for kayak fishing. There are plenty of high horsepower bass boats zooming around, especially on weekends, but the vast majority of boaters are good sportsmen and will give you some room. During the week, there are far fewer fishermen.

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It’s starting to get really hot, but with protection from the sun and plenty of water, we can fish all day. You never know when a fish is going to bite.

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

Even this chunky Colorado River white crappie beat the bass to a black plastic worm.

Colorado River white crappie caught by watermanatwork.com kayak fisherman Ron Barbish

All the fish we catch are released. We started using forceps to extract lures that largemouth bass have inhaled or swallowed, using them has saved a lot fish. This bass needed a little poke on the cheek to get going.

Catch and release largemouth bass

One of the past week’s highlights was this big largemouth bass that hit a plastic work about a half hour before sunrise. A bit too dark for video, but this big fish put up quite the battle, running into the reeds a number of times between big jumps.

Big pre-dawn Colorado River largemouth bass caught by watermanatwork.com kayak fisherman Ron Barbish

We’ve seen plenty of these desert sunrises in the past week.

Colorado River sunrise

We are in town for a few hours to pick up supplies and use the internet, then we are headed back to the desert and further up the Colorado River. Check back for more kayak fishing action from the Colorado River.

Apr 172018
 

We spent another couple days kayak fishing for largemouth bass on the Colorado River, where the fishing remains pretty good. Not as good as last week when we were catching a lot of bigger fish, but still a lot of fish caught. The biggest fish were probably about two or three pounds, but I caught at least fifteen fish each of the two days and lost a bunch more. A lot of fishing action on the Colorado River.

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The fishing was best early in the mornings with the bite tapering off in the late morning and early afternoon.

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

Hot action in the morning and picking off bass here and there in the afternoon made for a full fishing day. Had to do a fair bit of paddling to find the fish, but there was plenty of action once you found the hungry fish.

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The second day of the two day trip, the clouds started rolling in. It didn’t get much cooler, but the overcast conditions provided welcome relief from the blazing desert sun. Sun or clouds, the largemouth bass kept biting.

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

After two eight to ten hour days on the kayak, today’s windy and overcast day off the water is a nice rest day. Catching up on some work and getting a break from the sun. Looks like a few windy days, we will be on fishing standby while we work on the kayak fishing videos that need editing.

Stay tuned for more kayak fishing action from the Colorado River.

Apr 122018
 

The kayak fishing on the Colorado River for largemouth bass continues to be very good. We are learning when to fish, where the fish are and what the fish are biting. The more time we spend on the river, the more fish we catch and we are starting to land a few big largemouth bass.

It’s starting to get really hot, at or near 100°F for days at a time. It’s 65° at night so it doesn’t cool off all that much. We like to get an early start in the morning when it is cool. We have to paddle a couple miles up the Colorado River to where we are fishing, it’s better to do it in the early morning darkness and be on the fishing spot when the sun comes up.

Launching the kayak before sunrise on the Colorado River

Getting out there early usually pays off with a few fish before the sun comes up. A little tougher fishing in the reeds and plant overgrowth on the river banks when you can’t see, that just adds to the excitement.

Largemouth bass caught before sunrise on the Colorado River by watermanatwork.com kayak fisherman Ron Barbish

Some of the mornings have been overcast, which is a welcome relief from the blazing hot desert sun. I’m wearing a hoodie more for protection from early morning mosquitoes rather than the cool temperature.

Early morning largemouth bass caught on the Colorado River by watermanatwork.com kayak fisherman Ron Barbish

I met James and Joe who were also camping and fishing on the Colorado River. These guys are hardcore fishermen and pretty fun guys in general. When Joe showed up, the first thing he did was cook up bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches for everybody. They where delicious, nice to meet people like this. A big bonus when you are traveling.

Joe cooking breakfast for everybody!

This section of the Colorado River is a great place for kayak fishing. The only thing that can keep you off the river is the wind and maybe the heat. There are plenty of places for fish to hang out and lots of largemouth and striped bass looking for food.

Kayak fishing on the Colorado River in the southwest USA.

We are starting to find some of the larger bass as we get more experience fishing on the Colorado River. We have had days when we have caught fifteen or twenty bass, which is a pretty decent day of fishing. There are a lot of “one pounders” that put up a great fight for their size and a few bigger fish in the two to five pound range.

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

After a long day of fishing on the Colorado River in the desert heat, the kayak seems a lot heavier carrying it back to the truck than it did in the morning taking the kayak from the truck to the river. This looks like an ideal kayak fishing situation, but the temperature is over 100°. That’s very hot, but you have to haul all your fishing gear and the kayak back to camp. Uphill, as it always seems to be at the end of a long fishing day.

Kayak launch on the lower Colorado River

As we get more experience by spending more time on the river, we are starting to catch some larger bass. I pulled this big bass out of a clump of weeds on a sweltering 100° day. I’m pretty sure this is my personal best largemouth bass.

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

After a few days of really hot weather and some hot largemouth bass fishing, we are back in town picking up supplies and taking care of business. It’s windy today and we’ve got another dust storm going. We had a dust storm last week that was full Laurence of Arabia, there was dust in and on everything. These desert dust storms are pretty knarly. Summer is coming on quickly, the birds are headed back north after a winter in the desert sun.

Birds ending the winter in the Arizona desert and headed back north for the summer

We’re headed back out to the river, dodging the windy spring days. We’ve been getting a lot of good kayak fishing video so we hope to get a few fishing videos produced, but the fishing has been so good, it’s hard to take a day off to edit video. Stay tuned for more kayak fishing action from the Colorado River.

Apr 032018
 

The scarcity of blog posts is due to our time spent kayak fishing for largemouth bass on the Colorado River. There have been a few slow days, some average days and some great fishing days on the river. The Colorado is a large river with plenty of fish and plenty of places for the fish to hide. We are starting to get the hang of fishing here and the number and size of the largemouth bass we are catching is starting to get bigger.

Kayak fishing for largemouth bass on the Colorado River in SW Arizona

There are a few places to launch, thanks to the portability of the fishing kayaks. Some of the launches are more of a challenge than others, this one is pretty nice. It’s a popular spot and can get a bit crowded at times, especially on weekends.

Kayak launching on the Colorado River in SW Arizona

It’s starting to get hot as summer approaches, so we try to get out on the water as early as possible. We’ve had success fishing for largemouth bass at night, but the fish don’t seem to be very active at night around here so we are usually out and fishing about an hour before sunrise. Getting on it early has been paying off most of the time.

Largemouth bass caught on the Colorado River just before dawn by watermanatwork.com kayak fisherman Ron Barbish

The bass fishing on the Colorado River can be good most of the day, seems like it slows down during the hottest part of the afternoon. The mornings in the desert are just about perfect; calm wind, cool and big fish willing to bite.

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

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

As I mentioned, it is starting to get hot here in the Arizona desert. The past few days have been in the mid nineties, pretty hot to be sitting on a kayak with no shade. The nights are only in the mid sixties, so it doesn’t cool off all that much. Cloudy and overcast days are a welcome sight because they provide a break from the scorching desert sun.

Cloudy sunrise on the Colorado River. A break from the hot desert sun.

Wide brim hats, long light colored clothing and sunscreen are mandatory for fishing in the middle of the desert. It’s worth the effort because there are big largemouth bass waiting to bite.

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

Every day we go fishing, we learn more about the desert, the Colorado River and the fish that are in it. The more we learn, the better our chances are of catching more and bigger fish. I’ve been pretty lucky to land a few really big largemouth bass. It makes me want to go fishing more and more.

I have this gallery of selfies with fish because those are the only “trophies” there are from all the excellent fishing. We do have some good kayak fishing videos, those will be coming up shortly, but all the fish we catch have their picture taken and are released to fight another day.

Colorado River largemouth bass released to fight another day

Largemouth bass are not the only fish in the Colorado River, many species of fish call the river “home”. While fishing for bass one evening, I got a big hit and knew I had a big fish on the line. With visions of state record largemouth bass dancing in my head, I got the fish to the kayak to find it was a chunky channel catfish.

Colorado River channel catfish caught by watermanatwork.com kayak fisherman Ron Barbish

It’s very hot during the daytime, especially between noon and early evening, but the mornings, nights and evenings are just about perfect. There are a few mosquitoes that keep it from being totally perfect, but it’s still pretty nice.

Sunset over the Colorado River in southwest Arizona

We’re in town using the internet and stocking up on supplies, but we will be heading back to the Colorado River for more kayak fishing. Looks like a good few days coming up so we are anxious to get back out there after the great fishing we’ve been having. Keep checking back for more kayak fishing from the Colorado River!

Mar 262018
 

We just had a great day of kayak fishing on the Colorado River for largemouth bass. We’ve been fishing mainly at Mittry Lake, but the fishing there has been pretty poor. The wildlife has been very active as spring approaches, the largemouth bass have not gotten the word.

The fish that were active at Mittry Lake were the carp. Must be peak mating season because there were carp thrashing around everywhere.

Mating carp in the reeds of Mittry Lake in southwest Arizona

Now the wind has come up which makes the fishing much more challenging, if not impossible. There looked to be one calm day so we crossed our fingers and headed over to the Colorado River. It was almost dead calm for most of the morning, but as expected, the wind started to pick up.

Kayak fishing for largemouth bass on a windy Colorado River

The wind blew us off the river, but before it did, we had one of the best largemouth bass fishing days of the season. I caught at least fifteen bass, including a few nice ones and one really nice one.

I caught the first bass of the day about a half hour after launching. I had some new gear and re-spooled all the reels so I was checking all that out while looking for the fish. I fished here before and hadn’t had much luck but got dialed in pretty quickly today.

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

It was overcast and warm as the fishing started to heat up. Getting in tight to the reeds to find where the bass were hiding was paying off. I managed to catch a few nice fish. When I caught this bass, the day was already a major success after all of the slow fishing at Mittry Lake.

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

The wind remained calm and I kept catching “one pounders”, had a number of hits that didn’t stick and a few fish lost when they jumped and spit the hook. I had another bite that started out kind of slow and light, but it was apparent pretty quickly that this was not a small fish.

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

After a few jumps, a couple runs for the reeds and a few dives for the bottom, this big largemouth bass tried to head butt the kayak!

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

After a great fight, the bass was in the kayak. Biggest largemouth bass of the season for sure and most likely my personal best. A really nice Colorado River largemouth bass, released to fight again.

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

Just as the fishing begins to really pick up, so does the wind. We are looking at a few days of very windy conditions, then the summer desert heat starts to kick in. We will use the few windy days to dial in our extreme desert shade gear then we will be back out on the water looking for more big largemouth bass.

Mar 162018
 

We are kayak fishing for largemouth bass on Mittry Lake. There are other places to fish, but for kayak fishing, Mittry Lake is a great place. Sometimes the fishing can be really terrible for days at a time. Then again, there are the great fish caught on the “one last cast” and the big fish caught 20 yards off the launch ramp after fishing all day without a nibble. There are some good days and big fish to be had as well, that’s the mystery of Mittry Lake. Anybody will tell you, it is a challenging place to fish. There’s more. Even though Mitty Lake is very close to Yuma, Arizona and is heavily used, the natural beauty is incredible, especially for the middle of the desert.

Sunset over Mittry Lake in southwest Arizona.

Some of the mornings and early afternoons have been overcast. Not a bad thing to get a break from the blazing sun. 70° and light overcast is quite pleasant.

Cloudy morning at Mittry Lake in southwest Arizona.

The wildlife is very active in the morning, especially as it warms up as spring approaches. Birds are everywhere, beavers coming over to check you out and the last kayak trip I saw a wildcat as I was getting a snag loose in the reeds close to shore. Only about twenty feet away, pretty cool.

It’s nice the scenery and the weather are nice because there have been some slow fishing days. Then again, there have been some great fishing days. Typical Mittry Lake.

Mittry Lake largemouth bass caught by watermanatwork.com kayak fisherman Ron Barbish.

Mittry Lake largemouth bass caught by watermanatwork.com kayak fisherman Ron Barbish.

There have been a few windy days with weather fronts moving through the area. There was even a light rain day. The wind is the big weather factor. There have been days of 20-25mph wind with stronger gusts. Not many places to hide in the wide open desert.

Clouds over Mittry Lake as a weather front moves through the southwest Arizona desert.

When the fishing is tough, we use the kayaks to our advantage to look for fish in every nook and cranny of the lake. Mittry Lake is surrounded by reeds, many of which are on floating islands that the big fish live under.

Kayak fishing for largemouth bass in the reeds of Mittry Lake.

The fishing has been in very close quarters with fish being caught in shallow water and and very near or under the floating reeds.

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The big thing is finding where the hungry fish are. If you put your lure in the right spot, there are nice fish to be caught.

Mittry Lake largemouth bass caught by watermanatwork.com kayak fisherman Ron Barbish.

It was kind of a slow start, but the last day of the fishing trip was probably the best day. Caught five or six really nice fish with a few near misses and a couple fish lost due to fooling around with camera gear, so there was pretty good action. Nice to end the trip on a high note.

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We are in town for a few hours to make the blog posts, pick up a new fishing reel and pack in supplies for another kayak fishing adventure. It seems like the fishing is picking up, so we can’t wait to get back out on the water.