August 04, 2021
The air is silent as you make your way toward the shallow flat in the back of the creek, the still surface interrupted by the flickering of baitfish. As dawn breaks, you’re in the moment, as bass begin to break the surface, taking advantage of favorable feeding conditions. The hum of your buzzbait hangs on the air as you work the area, weaving through the tufts of sedge grass that pepper the flat. It’s a scene anglers are universally familiar with; we just use different strokes to paint our picture. This particular picture happens to be painted from a kayak.
The sport of fishing has grown over the past few decades, partly driven by competitive angling at the...