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This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog – Kayak lake tour & the benefits of fishing in a kayak.

Hi AMFisHers! This AMFisH  fishing vlog is a short kayak lake tour video that I wanted to share with all of you. This blog post covers some advantages of fishing in a kayak, that truly do expose you to a entirely new way of fishing waters you may not have been able to access before.

I have mainly fished from shore and in boats my entire life and a few years ago I decided to purchase a fishing kayak to tackle fishing in a completely different way than I had ever done before.

What I can tell you in my eyes opened up to the surplus of water I could get into and fish that I could never do before from shore or in a boat. In this video you will see I have paddled into a small cover that is about 8 to 10 inches deep, with a lot of great spots to find a bass sunning itself. When you see me paddle back out into the deeper water, you will understand that trying to get in this area from shore or in a boat is next to impossible. Does it make fishing this area from a boat totally impossible? No it does not but it makes it much more complicated. Sitting out in the deeper water and casting into the cove with not being able to see clearly as to what I am casting to, will only result in spooking any fish in the cove.

The advantages of fishing from a kayak are quite high to any angler, I mean look at things like being able to drop in almost anywhere on a lake, zero gas expense to operate the kayak, accessing water on the lakes you fish, where fish may not have even seen a bait before, these things alone are enough to have me signing up for kayak fishing!

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I have accessed some very remote areas on lakes I fish that I could never find a way to access before, this is where my eyes opened up to an entirely new world of fishing. Being able to paddle into a spot that is merely inches deep is quite amazing if you ask me and catching fish you have never caught in those remote areas is even more amazing! Fishing from a kayak has allowed me to add several new spots to my fishing spot list on the waters I fish that I had always struggled to find a way to fish in the past.

I would recommend doing your homework on what kayak will suit your needs best, as there are a lot to choose from with various pros and cons to each. There will be a link in the video screen that will take you to a previous kayak video I shot, that goes over key items you should consider while looking at fishing kayaks and I suggest you give that a watch to help you along.

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Kayak fishing is quite an inexpensive way to keep yourself on the water, which explains why it has been picking up a lot more popularity over the last couple of years! If you are looking for a challenging new way to fish or are just looking for a better option to shore fishing, consider getting yourself into a fishing kayak that will allow you to fish more efficiently and be more affective on your outings.

Hope you found this video helpful and feel free to contact me should you have any questions about kayak fishing or to review your kayak fishing needs further.

The AMFisH guy…tight lines!

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This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog – Identifying good healthy weed areas for bass fishing.

Hi AMFisHers! This weeks AMFisH  fishing vlog is about how to identify a good weed fishing area.

 
I have been asked by fellow anglers on how to know if a weed area you are fishing is a good area to fish or not and the answer is quite simple. When it comes to weed areas being productive areas or not the key is observing how healthy the weed growth is in that specific spot.

Good lush healthy bright green weeds means there are very high levels of oxygen in that areas waters which is the biggest sign of a good spot. If you notice lots of bait fish and forage activity in an area like this it is also another clear sign that the area is an active area which makes it a good spot to fish.

As you can see in this video, the bright green weeds I am holding up were from a great spot that always flourishes and has become one of my honey hole fishing spots over the years! The dead weeds I had snatched up from a spot several yards away from my honey hole, that has always been a dead spot when it comes to fishing and that is the key to avoid fishing dead spots without even knowing they are dead spots.

On the other hand if you see nothing but dead dark brown weeds in an area, the quick answer to whether or not this is a good spot is no and the lack of activity in this same area will confirm this for you are well. Fish do rely heavily on high oxygen levels and will gravitate to those areas, in most cases actually seeking them out.

By using a good pair of polarized fishing sunglasses you will be able to observe the weed condition as you move into a spot and if visibility is not very good the next best thing to do is actually snag some weeds with your bait and bring them up for a look. If you are not observant you could end up fishing in a totally dead fishing spot that results in not catching fish the entire day, so it is critical to observe the weeds in every area you try to fish.

This is the first thing I check at every spot on new lakes and regular lakes I fish as weed lifespan transitions do occur throughout the season and are also impacted by currents/storm activity. In the later part of the year many of these same weed areas the growth starts to die off which is why fish will quickly move to other areas like rock drop offs and sandy bottoms, where they once again follow the freshest highest oxygen levels and their food sources.

There is nothing worse for an angler than not catching fish, which is why it is important for us to focus on our surroundings especially when it comes to fishing spots. If you dedicate some time to observing an areas you are fishing and I mean to continuously observe the area while you fish through it, your success on the water will drastically increase!

Taking those few minutes to snag some weeds and have a close look at them, maybe even a smell to see how fresh they actually are will go a long way when it comes to productive fishing days.

I hope you found some value in this post everyone…tight lines!

The AMFisH guy…

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