Thursday, April 21, 2011
Lake Sherwood, Warren County, MO, April 20th, 2011: Panfish are starting to warm up.....
Lake Sherwood is probably like most lakes in east central Missouri right now....high with water! I did not know how the fishing would be after we had that massive cold front move through yesterday. It was colder than I expected when I got out there. I am glad I keep my gore-tex jacket stored in the kayak just in case.
Picked up some nightcrawlers and had one of the rods set up for a bottom rig, but due to the wind and the fact that my sea kayak does not have an anchor, I went back to mini spinning rigs (silver or gold spinner, jig head and mini grub). Caught a couple of nice bluegill and a small slot size bass (the slot at Sherwood is 12-15"). Really enjoyed my time out in the water.
If you watch the video, I get the jig stuck in my hand about 2/3rd through it. I like how I just tried to shake it off.
The thing to remember about sea kayaks and fishing is that there are some limitations. I bought a rod leash and some foam rod floats.....leash D hook was cheap, fell off, and actually lost it in the water. Rod fell in water and turned kayak around to find in floating. Rod leash= FAIL Rod Float= thumbs up! Keep that in mind if you are fishing from a sea kayak. I will be breaking the SOT fishing kayak out very soon.