Kayak Fishing Photos and GIFs

New Kayak Fishing Photos and GIFs have been posted on the watermanatwork.com website. We have not been kayak fishing in some time. The water in the Colorado River is much colder than normal, which results in poor fishing because the fish are refrigerated. There are now river access problems as well, courtesy of the Bureau … Read more

Big Chill

After months of persistent desert wind conditions that prevented us from fishing one of our favorite spots on the Colorado River, the wind took a break for one day, and we headed out early in the morning. This place has a very sketchy launch, especially in the dark, and it is a couple miles of … Read more

Winter Kayak Fishing

As winter starts to set in for most of North America with snow and rain, we are fortunate enough to be kayak fishing for largemouth bass on the Colorado River in the desert southwest. It doesn’t snow, or even rain very much here, but it does get cold. It’s in the low 40’s Fahrenheit at … Read more


Changes in location and weather turned our luck around and we had a few days of great kayak fishing. It has been extremely windy in the desert southwest, and on top of that, aquatic vegetation has all but killed off one of our favorite kayak fishing spots. We can’t do much about the wind, but … Read more

Dodging the Desert Wind

Dodging the desert wind for a single morning of kayak fishing is all there is to report on from the super windy desert southwest. It was great to have a calm morning in the midst of week long winds of 15-30 mph, even if it only lasted a few hours. We were thankful for a … Read more

Slim Jim Antenna

The quickest way to increase the range of a ham radio is by using a more efficient antenna. A popular ham radio antenna, especially in non-permenant mounting situations, is a Slim Jim antenna. The Slim Jim we will use is a portable end fed folded half wave dipole and quarter wave J configuration for our … Read more

Orionid Meteor Shower

The peak of the October 2023 Orionid meteor shower was a few days ago. There were clear skies here in the desert southwest and minimal light pollution. There is a fair sized city about twenty five miles away and a number of military bases nearby, so there are some lights. I’m not exactly set up … Read more

Modified Grubs Big Bass

Not too long ago, we showed you how to modify 5″ plastic grubs to make them bigger and more attractive to big largemouth bass(and smaller ones too). In the era of shrinkflation, we here at watermanatwork.com are showing you how to go big for free. This blog post tells you how to do a bit … Read more

Hot Weather Tough Fishing

Even with hot weather and tough fishing conditions on the lower Colorado River, we managed to get in a few good kayak fishing sessions. It’s been very hot here in the desert southwest. Nearly 100°F almost every day, 75° at night. This is after a summer where it was over 110° every day for more … Read more