More Great Kayak Fishing for Largemouth Bass

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.

Kayak fishing at night for largemouth bass with watermanatwork.com

The fishing at night in certain spots has been very good with a lot of nice bass caught and released.

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

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.

Dawn on the Colorado River

The rising sun also means that the wind will probably be picking up, so the perfect kayak fishing conditions won’t last long.

Kayak fishing for largemouth bass with watermanatwork.com

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.

Kayak fishing for largemouth bass with watermanatwork.com

Another nice Colorado River largemouth bass landed out of the riverside bushes and reeds.

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

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!

Dawn on a cloudy morning on the Colorado River

After landing a couple two pounders, I landed this nice Colorado River largemouth bass just before the sun came over the eastern river bank.

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

We caught a lot of nice fish that day and there was a lot of kayak fishing action.

Kayak fishing for largemouth bass with watermanatwork.com

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.

Kayak fishing for largemouth bass with watermanatwork.com

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!

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