Kayak Report – October 2019

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 Bayou Coast Kayak Clubs FallnTides tournament is October 19th in Venice, Louisiana at the Cypress Cove Marina. This is a huge inshore slam tournament with divisions for everyone in the family!

https://bayoucoast.com/fall-n-tide-tournament/ The MBKFA is having their 13th annual 5 Rivers tournament on Oct.26th. 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 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