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Good To Be Home! (18lb Limit)

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Today was my first day home on Thanksgiving break from WVU. My little brother and I headed to a local lake with kayaks today, and boy did we make the right choice. The fish were suspended chasing bait all over the lake, we threw single swimbaits on jigheads and deep diving jerkbaits underneath schools of shad, and we caught a few small fish doing that, then I decided to tie up the 'ol A-rig. Fishing one from a kayak is definitely a unique experience, but boy did it pay off. I landed 18 bass today, 15 of which were on the A-rig, two of them over 6lbs, and one double hookup. My best 5 went 18.65lbs, every fish besides the two giants fell somewhere between 1.5 and 2lbs, who knows what my limit would have been if I had found some 3 or 4lbers!

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6.68lbs 24"

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6.37lbs 23"

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Nice fish man!

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Excellent fish! 

Hey, you're young, please wear a PFD!! I won't let my
sons go yakkin' without wearing one. Sorry, my fatherly
instinct kicking in :) 

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Very nice fish for sure. I will echo Darren and say wear a PFD in the cold at the very least.  I have an A-rig that i rarely throw so i may just have to do it if i get out tomorrow.

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Nice Bass ~

And the A-Rig from the kayak had to be pretty cool.

btw - I pulled this one up for your viewing pleasure - Please watch it.

You're little brother would probably appreciate it.

Congrats on the excellent outing.

A-Jay

 

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31 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Nice Bass ~

And the A-Rig from the kayak had to be pretty cool.

btw - I pulled this one up for your viewing pleasure - Please watch it.

You're little brother would probably appreciate it.

Congrats on the excellent outing.

A-Jay

 

My waders have a built in belt and an elastic draw string at the top of them to prevent water from entering if something were to go wrong. I need to invest in a life jacket that makes it possible for me to fish and paddle comfortably while wearing it. Virginia's law is that you have to have the PFD with you, not on, so I just have one that I keep in the kayak with me. If I am on a river and have to go through rapids, obviously I put it on for that. Same goes for fishing in areas with lots of boat wakes, heavy current, or if I am fishing in choppy water. In four years I have never fallen out of my kayak unintentionally, sorry for being young and dumb! (Twice I have jumped out to get a bass out of a laydown, once successfully).

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I saw the 18lb thing at the start and I was like dang of course Everythingthatswims caught a state record haha

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56 minutes ago, everythingthatswims said:

My waders have a built in belt and an elastic draw string at the top of them to prevent water from entering if something were to go wrong. I need to invest in a life jacket that makes it possible for me to fish and paddle comfortably while wearing it. Virginia's law is that you have to have the PFD with you, not on, so I just have one that I keep in the kayak with me. If I am on a river and have to go through rapids, obviously I put it on for that. Same goes for fishing in areas with lots of boat wakes, heavy current, or if I am fishing in choppy water. In four years I have never fallen out of my kayak unintentionally, sorry for being young and dumb! (Twice I have jumped out to get a bass out of a laydown, once successfully).

Fair Enough.   As one of the younger and routinely very successful posters here, your solid & well earned reputation is a great way for you to be a steward for good decisions.  The PFD is definitely one of those.  The Law is one thing, but I do honestly believe you understand what The Right thing is.  This will be the last time I reference this in any of your threads.  

Please know I thoroughly enjoy your posts and hope to continue to do so.

A-Jay

 

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1 hour ago, Senko lover said:

I saw the 18lb thing at the start and I was like dang of course Everythingthatswims caught a state record haha

Only a matter of time!

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Great day!

 

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Awesome man, you seemed to have a good time there. I might have to try one of those A-rig soon.

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Outstanding! Congrats on a great day on the water.

Now, on a serious note: read and watch what the guys posted above regarding waders and PFD's.

ALWAYS wear your PFD and if possible, leave the waders home.

Even though you are going to WVU we still want you around for a long, long time:)

So how are you liking big time college football?

Take care.

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