Kayak Report

Benton Parrott

Early a.m. fishing and home in time for College football! The water temperature is dropping and that should heat up the fishing. Early morning it’s hard to beat throwing a topwater looking for trout and reds. I have been having great results with the skitterwalk and the spook jr. I am using the bone white pattern because it is a confidence bait for me. I can search lots of ground with a topwater locating fish in open water. When fishing up in the creeks I use a soft plastics on a jig head. I like to throw the saltwater assassin sea shad on a 1/8 oz. jig head and flutter bounce them down grass lines and creek mouths. Reds, trout, and flounder love them. This is the time the big reds start gathering up and they are always fun to play with out of the kayak.

Not to miss in October! The IFA Kayak Fishing Tour will be holding its Championship Oct.19th through the 21st in Grand Isle, LA. This is a 2 day event that is open to any angler that has fished any 2 other IFA events in any division from South Carolina to Texas. The Champion will be determined on the anglers overall aggregate length of the 2 days fishing on your longest legal trout and redfish from each day of the event. If you missed out on the IFA this year look for them starting up again next spring. The MBKFA is having their 12th annual 5 Rivers tournament on Oct.27th with the weigh in on the causeway in Spanish Fort, AL. This is a weigh in tournament and there is divisions for slot redfish, speckled trout, flounder, bass, and inshore slam consisting over your best red fish, trout, and flounder combo. There will be lots of great prizes and good food. This is always a fun tournament to fish with a division for everyone! http://www.mbkfa.com Next month Nov.3rd is the 11th annual Elizbeth Bottorf Memorial Redfish Tournament in PCB. This event raises money to put children through swim lessons through The Boys and Girls Club of Bay County. Entry fee is only $35.00 per angler. registration will be held on November 2, 2018 at Sunjammers from 3pm-7pm. Registered anglers may start fishing at safe light on November 3 and must be checked in by 3pm to weigh a fish.Look us up on Facebook on our Kayak Fishing U page where we keep a running tab of all tournaments going on.

Remember while fishing from a kayak to always think safety. We are low to the water and not always easily seen. Keep a 360 degree light on at dark and low light conditions, wear a PFD, keep hydrated, and let someone know your float plan.

Benton Parrott
Hobie Regional Team / Pro Staff Fishing Guide