Took my new fishing kayak out to Pocahontas State Park and fished the Swift Creek Reservoir. No fish, but a good time with the new yak. Good place to practice, second time I have been here with little success. Wouldn't recommend fishing here.
Sweet ride man, glad you finally got on a yak. I too have fished this reservoir numerous times with little success. However, last time I went, I saw a guy in a john boat go through a hole I had just fished and pulled out a 4+ lb largemouth. He weighed it and immediately called someone and I heard him say it was over 4 lbs.
I have absolutely slammed that lilly pad field with about everything in my tackle box: frogs, tubes, worms, lipless cranks, etc and I have literally only got one bite in there off a Spro Bronzeback...but failed to set the hook. A little further up from there is a laydown in the middle of the reservoir. On one trip I had 3 serious bites here, landing a nice 2 lb largemouth. Other than that fish, I've only managed a couple of more, all around 10 inches small.
We'll definitely need to get together soon and go fishing soon.
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