A Day on the Water — Bass Fishing
11) Popper Pattern for Detroit River Smallmouth, July 17
Bass Fishing Bass Poppers Big Smallmouth Bob's Banger Popper Kayak Bass
Wyandot is close to my work and I put in there to paddle out to Grassy Island. I was originally drawn to this spot because I thought this was the Grassy Island that was a famous Musky spot, it is not that Grassy Island but I did find decent fishing for largemouth that are larger than usual in the Detroit-Saint Clair system. I also ran into some very large and aggressive gar once. I fished 3/4 of the way around the Island and some of the vast weedy flat on the Michigan side. Nothing except at the upstream head of...
4) Popper Pattern for Huron Impoundment Shallows Bass, May 15
Bass Fishing Kayak Fishing Popping Wedge
I fished the weedy extreme shallows of a mid-sized, serpentine, Huron River Impoundment. I threw 1/0 short Marabou Popping Wedges either Purple or Black. I got about 2 dozen Largemouth Bass 12 to 18 inches, 4 smallish medium Pike and a Rock Bass. The current through the center channel was a little muddy from recent rain. Back behind the shallow weedy flats, mostly near the shore, the water was clear and about 12 inches deep. Sitting low in the kayak I couldn't see the bass until they made a wake moving toward the popper. I would pause the retrieve to...