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- One the most difficult kayak fishing situations is when you need to travel and cast artificial up current or upwind. - The stronger the wind or current, the less efficient the paddler becomes. - You can paddle onto matted vegetation if the wind is not too strong. It will hold you in place while you cast before paddling further upwind or current to the next clump of vegetation. - A shoreline bank can be used by partially grounding the bow of the kayak as you advance. - An anchor or a stick-it pin attached to an anchor trolley will keep you facing your target and your direction of travel. - Typically fish will be facing opposite of the current direction; basically looking up stream so to speak. To match the typical behavior of bait and to appear more natural, cast up current and retrieve so the lure crosses the predators face. - Based on my experience and IMO the subject areas can be productive; however do not get caught up in posting up in one spot casting at the same gut all day long.
@yakwithalan Good fishing father then
@dougjohnson That's actually one of the first things my dad taught me, but I started out fly fishing so I think that you tend to think more about currents and which way the fish are facing when first learning on the fly
For me the biggest problem is not staying put all day because I shore fish :( @yakwithalan is there any way I can adapt this to a shore technique?
I guess because I'm usually on lakes I haven't thought too much about the idea of casing across their faces, and in a way that the bait pulls naturally across their faces but these tips are even helpful for those moving into rivers and such from lakes for boat fsihign I think @yakwithalan