At the beginning of this month myself and 4 other kayakers (Rob Choi, Ashley Bishop, Forrest Short, and Tim Morris) formed a team for the kayak wars tournament. Kayak Wars is a year long CPR (catch, photo, release) tournament for different regions of the US. We are competing in the northeast division and the freshwater division. Right around the same time i started working out of town was when the tourney started so needless to say i haven't had much time to fish. Last Friday i finally got the chance to go fishing and possibly put some points on the board.
Ashley and I joined Forrest at a lake in Smithfield in search of Bass and pickerel. It was a very productive day for Ash and Forrest but for me it was just ok. We fished the frigid water with 6'-8' diving crankbaits in the middle of the lake. Forrest got a couple nice bass (up to 21") and a couple nice pickerel up to 25". I got 1 bass and 2 pickerel. Ash got 7 bass and 2 pickerel the biggest bass going 20"+. It was pretty productive for a February day. At the end i got my first 20 points for kayak wars. Not the biggest start but not too shabby i guess.