Thought I might head out before the front to see if any reds would eat. Decided to hit the banana river, it was only my second time being there. Launched at Kars, cold start but wind was perfect. It was glassy up until the time I left around 10:30. Water is still fairly high and dirty although it was a tad bit more clear than the last time I was there (3 weeks ago). Started the paddle north and when the sun finally came out so did the tails. Saw about 4-5 real solid tailers but by the time I got within good casting distance they were gone. Spooked some other big boys just paddling. I didn't make it all the way to Buck Creek but I was at least half way. These fish on the east coast sure don't ever pay my artificials any attention (usually use d.o.a cals or some sort of soft plastic and a topwater outfit). I'm trying my best not to resort to cut bait but that is usually a sure thing. Would love to bring out the fly rod but I haven't tried it from my kayak. Just have to get out there again soon. :huh
Plus the fish over hear get a lot of pressure, they've seen it all 100 times.
I also find it easier to wade and fly cast than in is to do in the yak.. the fly line gets hung up on your rod holders and anything else possible.. it's a pain.. jumping out is usually the best bet..
:Agree What works one day may not work for more than a day or two or you may get lucky and the same lure will produce fish for a month! If I don't get bit in the first 20 tosses (at most) I will not only move but make a change to my lure whether it is color, weight or from a sinking lure to topwater or vise versa... you always have work at the beginning to find the pattern then once you do hit 'em hard!! Color and height in the water column seem to be the two biggest factors in my opinion.