Great Kayak Fishing for Largemouth Bass

With calm wind and mild weather, we have been having some great kayak fishing for largemouth bass on the Colorado River. Not to say the fish have been jumping in the kayak. The largemouth bass fishing has been challenging, to say the least. One or two fish for a long day of fishing would have to be considered successful when the fish you do catch are big fish.

With the best wind conditions early in the morning, we’ve been doing a bit of night fishing. There has been a fantastic celestial show with a number of planets and shooting stars. There is enough starlight to see once your eyes get used to the darkness. The fishing has been about as good at night as it is during the day and we’ve caught some nice largemouth bass before sunrise.

Nice Colorado River largemouth bass caught at night by kayak fisherman Ron Barbish

The night and early mornings are great times to be out in the desert. It’s even better when you are out on the water in the desert in the early morning.

Early morning before sunrise on the Colorado River

The fishing has also been pretty good right around sunrise. Some nice largmouth bass have been caught just as the sun peeks over the low desert hills.

Early morning Colorado River largemouth bass caught by kayak fisherman Ron Barbish

Even if it’s the only largemouth bass in the lake that’s willing to bite, you have to find it. Especially if it’s a big one.

Kayak fishing for largemouth bass on the Colorado River with

Just after sunrise and before the wind picks up, the kayak fishing conditions can be just about perfect. The water is unaturally clear and cold because it comes from the bottom of a reservoir. The cold water may be the cause of the challenging fishing.

Perfect kayak fishing conditions on the lower Colorado River

As the wind picks up and the desert sun starts to heat things up, fishing our way back to the launch and famous “one last cast” fishing technique has resulted in a few nice bass.

Nice Colorado River largemouth bass caught by kayak fisherman Ron Barbish

The wind has picked up and a couple of our cameras have taken a dump so we need to head into town to pick up some new gear. We’ve got more video from all the big bass fishing from the last week or so and there’s always more kayak fishing action coming up so check back soon.

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