I met up with my cousin Saturday morning, who is also fairly new to the kayak fishing scene. he just purchased a Jackson Coosa ,and was looking to put it to work, so off we went.on this day we hit a local reservoir that we had never fished and that definitely showed , cause we were only able to manage a few blow ups in the lillie's,but all in all it was a nice day for a paddle and some conversation among ourselves.
On Sunday we decided to hit a local pond that we had heard some fish stories about.This pond looked like a fishy place, until further inspection. The pond had cypress tree's ,lily pad's, and a lot of GRASS. The grass made it difficult to fish, so I decided to stand in the yak to get a better view of the pockets within the grass, to make a cast. I have recently been paddling around in the standing position , but have yet to really fish while doing so. I thought what the hell, I'll give it a shot,I jumped up and made a cast to a open pocket in the grass, and BAM! he nailed It,pulling drag running left, then right, a few short seconds later got him next to the boat and lipped him on in. As I let him go, I thought to myself damn instincts must have taken over, because I never even thought once that I was in the standing position.I tell you what, that was one hell of a experience, and I loved every second of It. The rest of the afternoon was slow , but the time spent enjoying the outdoors with family , much like we did back with my Grandfather, this will go down as a one of my better days of fishing.