Sometimes the best soft plastics can’t beat a bucket full of minnows.

My love for bass fishing is rooted deeply in my ability to fish soft plastics and consistently catch bass using them. It’s been unbearably hot here the last two weeks and my production with plastics has dropped dramatically, some days they don’t even hit a beetle spin which is very very bad.

So for this trip I decided to go old school, I threw on a red and white bobber, bought two dozen minnows and set off in my kayak. The heat index was still over 100 so I settled in the shade of a bridge and threw my first cast, I had my first fish on the line before I could even turn my camera on to start the trip. My First fish was a keeper largemouth measuring 15 1/2 inches. I was still skeptical as maybe I caught the one bass that was eating but sure enough my next four casts all yielded fish within 5 seconds of that bobber hitting the water. i ended up catching a few bass fishing my plastics while my minnows worked the drop offs and structure but the minnows stole the show yesterday. I ended up catching over 15 bass, 2 catfish, a small rock bass (I think), and four gar including on monster at the end of the video who broke my line.

One piece of advice for this blog is when fishing around or under bridges in my kayak i prefer to use my light tackle rod, due to its shorter length and compact reel I can maneuver easier in tight spaces and have a less chance of losing the fish due to improper rod placement. As always be safe, have fun outside and don’t forget to take someone with you on your next trip, it just might be the highlight of their summer.

WARNING! – NOTICE 3/4 THROUGH THE VIDEO A 5 FOOT PLUS SNAKE DECIDES TO CHECK ME OUT. I GOT THE HEEBIE GEEBIES WATCHING IT SWIM BY

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