It’s getting hotter here in the desert southwest and weekends around the Colorado River are about as crowded as they will get so you have to get out there early. Boats and personal watercraft are big here. Sometimes, it’s best as a kayak fisherman to be paddling in when everyone else is motoring out.
One way to beat the heat and the crowds is go fishing at night. Fishing at night is a bit different from fishing during the day, but it has it’s own unique kind of fishing experience.
The fishing at night in certain spots has been very good with a lot of nice bass caught and released.
The sun rising in the eastern sky means the temperature will be going up quickly and the fish will not be as active in a few hours so this is the time to make your best effort to find the hungry bass.
The rising sun also means that the wind will probably be picking up, so the perfect kayak fishing conditions won’t last long.
The sun was just peeking over the riverside bushes when this acrobatic largemouth bass put on an aerial show on the paddle back to the launch.
Another nice Colorado River largemouth bass landed out of the riverside bushes and reeds.
We headed off to another one of our favorite spots where the largemouth bass fishing has also been good. It takes about an hour to paddle upstream to this fishing spot. Arriving at dawn on a cloudy desert morning, we were ready to go after the big ones!
After landing a couple two pounders, I landed this nice Colorado River largemouth bass just before the sun came over the eastern river bank.
We caught a lot of nice fish that day and there was a lot of kayak fishing action.
The bass were hanging close to the bushes and reeds that line most of this section of the Colorado River. There were some big fish in some very tight spots and shallow water.
This is prime time for largemouth bass fishing here in the desert and we will be kayak fishing until it gets too hot. It’s a race against time and we are hoping for a lot of calm wind days and hungry fish. Check back soon!