Badin Lake - 5/25/12 - KaYaK
by, 05-27-2012 at 08:25 AM (305 Views)
Fished Badin Lake from the yak yesterday morning. Absolutely beautiful morning to be on the water! Smooth like glass, and water surface temps in the upper 70's. No action on a frog in the dawn hour, but after daybreak I managed a nice hybrid while trolling a crank from one cove to the next. No pics of that one. Solid hit, but little fight. I caught a few bream in the back of a cove on a white rooster tail after that. Later in the morning, I continued to fish off the grass edge, using a Berkley 7" Powerworm in Pumpkinseed, texas rigged with a 1/4 bullet weight. I had a lot of taps from the little guys, but no success. Finally, I was able to set the hook on this one:
16" and a tad under 2 lbs.
Later, while continuimg to fish off the grass, I managed another:
18.5" and 3 lbs.
The action was slow, but I managed a few decent bass. For the two pictured, I never felt a tap, just the weight before I set the hook. I missed another nice fish between these two, and also had one of my powerworms come back missing the tail. I was on the water around 5:30am and off by noon. I would have stayed out longer, but had other plans in the afternoon.
Be safe out there on this holiday weekend!