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No Ramp, No Problem for Bass-Fishing Kayakers

One of the joys of fishing from a kayak is easy access to bass-rich waters away from the crowds.

No Ramp, No Problem for Bass-Fishing Kayakers

When you find an out-of-the-way honey hole, keep the fishing good by practicing catch-and-release and by not over-pressuring the spot. (Photo by Scott Niska)

The early June day was absolutely perfect. You just don’t get many like that: high skies, 80 degrees, nearly flat calm, and the bass were a special kind of hungry as the spawn was winding down. Conditions were ideal for a kayak fishing for largemouth bass—or so we hoped. It was to be an exceptional day based on company alone; my son Tommy, who has become quite the hammer on bass waters, was in tow, along with my two friends Alex Sherbinow from Old Town and renowned Yooper photographer Scott Niska, who was pulling double duty with the camera and rod and reel.

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