Great scenery, calm water, and nature’s whisper: just some of the many pros of kayak fishing through a creek. Besides these amazing factors of creek fishing, creeks are home to some of WI’s most ferocious predators such as bass, pikes, muskies, otter, snapping turtles, and eagles. The plethora of smaller prey fish makes creek home to many great animals, which is perfect for scenery as well as fishing.
STUCK? No problem! One of the many reasons why I love kayak fishing is being able to squeeze through shallow creeks to get to the fishes. Although there is definitely more work put into transporting, the cool, running water by your legs makes you feel like you are part of the habitat for that brief moment. Creeks are definitely my preferred fishing areas where it is only accessible to wading anglers as well as kayaks who put the effort into transporting. Inhabited by dozens of small species of fish, creeks are great areas for large predatory fish to sit and wait for the perfect moment to attack the smaller prey. WI is home to many elongated creeks that runs through small towns and roadways. Although the rides down creeks streams may be long, the scenery and fishery is worth every minute of your time.
Four hours kayak fishing Friday, ten hours fishing Saturday, and three hours fishing Sunday. It has been a great start to bass fishing this year. From the adrenaline-pumping, shallow rapids in the river to the calm, deep waters of the lake, fishing for both smallmouth bass and largemouth bass has been great. The different habitat that these two kinds of bass inhabit in is truly amazing. One reason why I enjoy kayak fishing for bass is because of the freedom the angler experiences by being able to freely fish in creeks, rivers, lakes, and thick-covered lily pads or marshes without the worry of getting anything stuck in the motor or slamming against rocks. Although I got totally baked by the sun, fishing for three days have been great. Hopefully all you anglers had a great time on bass opening as well!
The best part I love about trout fishing is you know exactly where they are once the flies are out. While I was out today, trouts were feeding throughout the pond on flies hovering above the water. The best part was not fishing for them, but watching them jump full-body out of the water to catch the flies. Sometimes one at a time, or sometimes multiple trouts are soaring through the air. They would literally jump right by the dock next to you, just to catch a two-centimeter fly. These fish definitely take advantage of both air and water to catch their next meal. Times like this makes me miss topwater fishing, but bass season is right around the corner, and I’ll have myself some topwater action.