1. (Testing updated app) My kayak rigging is DONE! Thanks to Supernova Fishing Lights for the bow and cabin LEDs. Still learning how to use the Humminbird Helix 5 DI ...more GPS, but the head and transducer Ram mounts work great. Appreciate ACK for carrying the gear I needed and the clean trolley install (and for the KATS winnings that paid for a lot of stuff).

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Bo_Wiltshire 0
      I did, and today I bought the coosa hd. Going back to the good old paddling method.
    2. michang5 0
      Hey @Bo_Wiltshire . This was taken 5/3, and I did get a few from the dam early morning. Nothing huge. I went out yesterday, but launched from AHS and went toward ...more Shoal Creek. Did you sell your yak?
    3. Bo_Wiltshire 0
      Did you go to the dam?
    4. Bo_Wiltshire 0
      Did you got to the dam?
    5. michang5 0
      Tapping the tiny "Highlight Reel" title in your Profile allows you to add/remove Highlight blerts. So not a bug, just not obvious @hudsonkuczaj
    6. michang5 0
      Appreciate it, @ronety ! And thanks, everyone, for putting this on the Popular Page.
    7. Tyrone Smith 0
      Very nice Yak love the setup
    8. saylor_cline 0
      @michang5 I think they just forgot to put it in
    9. michang5 0
      Thanks @Cadenbrugger and @SaFisher5 !
    10. SaFisher5 0
      Sexy rig man, that yak is sweet!!
    11. hudsonkuczaj 0
    12. Cadenbrugger 0
      Sweet rig
    13. michang5 0
      @hudsonkuczaj : I am a gold member. And was able to add and remove before the update. I'll look around some more, but I think it's a bug.
    14. hudsonkuczaj 0
      You have to be gold
    15. michang5 0
      Can't figure out how to add (or remove) a blert from Highlight Reel.
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  2. NEW PERSONAL BEST AND NEARLY A DD! But unfortunately not a bass. **sad trombone** Archored and cast soft jerkbait at mouth of creek. Worked fluke like a hard jerkbait ...more with rod tip down and jerk-jerk-pause cadence. The goo put up a good fight. Felt like a slow freight train pulling the whole time. I thought I had hooked a giant turtle again. Cloudy with 10-15mph winds and lots of wake from boats.

    FreshwaterDrum / Gaspergou with a Zoom super fluke WM slice on Owner twist-lock, 1/8oz keel-weighted hook. Daiwa Tatula reel on St. Croix Triumph 6'6" MF rod wi...

    1. Grady Stracener 0
    2. Grady Stracener 0
      Ya I haven't seen many either but a lot of bug bass cruising
    3. michang5 0
      @fishintexas_33 : Did not see any in the creek, but I wasn't looking hard. Water is almost always pea green, and it was cloudy and very windy yesterday.
    4. jurssica 0
      X2 ^ lol'd at sad trombone.
    5. Gabe Mitchell 0
      Sad trombone = cred
    6. Grady Stracener 0
      See a lot of beds?
    7. Jacob Breaux 0
      Giant! Good catch. Watch out @ChanceHuiet
    8. michang5 0
      Zoom super fluke WM slice on Owner twist-lock, 1/8oz keel-weighted hook. Daiwa Tatula reel on St. Croix Triumph 6'6" MF rod with 12# Red Label fluoro.
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  3. First trip on my Slayer 10 Propel. Caught two, lost one (~4#). Inaugural fish (14.25") bit a baby brush hog thrown at shallow cover. Game Warden showed up right ...more after to check PFD and license. Stay legal! Super windy early with gusts up to 20mph. Cloudy. High-50s temps.

    Largemouth Bass with a T-rigged Zoom baby brush hog green pumpkin magic on Gamakatsu 1/0 EWG w/ 1/16oz bullet. Shimano Stradic 1000FI w/ St. Croix Premier 6'6" ...

    1. michang5 0
      @backbays11 : I believe you're supposed to have a whistle or signaling device, but the warden didn't check for it.
    2. backbays11 0
      Are PFD's and licenses the only mandatory things for kayaks?
    3. Richie Pusateri 0
      I got pulled over by the same dude when Bo and I saw you out there. Nice setup!
    4. Casting22Major 0
      Awesome Rig
    5. matthew johnson 0
      Pfds are mandatory on any watercraft at all times but u don't have to wear it it just has to be on the boat @atxflyfishing
    6. atxflyfishing 0
      are pfds mandatory on ladybird?
    7. atxflyfishing 0
      are pfd mandatory?
    8. King_Fisher 0
      Sick yak!
    9. michang5 0
      @DanteAguilar11 : http://www.supernovafishinglights.com
    10. DanteAguilar11 0
      Very nice kayak what leds do you use for your light system
    11. Team_RedAssassin 0
      Nice kayak !!!
    12. Jacob Breaux 0
      Good stuff! New rig is sick!'
    13. michang5 0
      w/ 1/16oz bullet. Shimano Stradic 1000FI w/ St. Croix Premier 6'6" MF rod. PowerPro S8S 15# braid with with 6# Invizx leader.
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  4. Outstanding KATS tournament on Lady Bird Lake! I was fortunate to win the Social Division and @Kev1107 took 2nd. Huge turnout with 27 Social and 106 Pro anglers. ...more Thanks to Austin Canoe and Kayak and the sponsors for putting on an awesome event. http://fishkats.com/

    Largemouth Bass with a 2 fish on GilBilly 1/16oz wacky jig and Zoom finesse worm. 1 fish on Owner 1/8oz keel-weighted hook and Zoom super fluke WMRF. 1 fish on ...

    1. james454 0
      Congrats on the win! It
    2. nobama 0
      @michang5 @Kev1107 Nice!
    3. whitebass_81 0
      Great job man
    4. Richie Pusateri 0
      Nice work. I wish I could have fished it.
    5. Bob Bob 0
      Wow thoose must have been some really nice fish good job
    6. michang5 0
      @flomofisher : I caught four for 62.5". Lost two good fish (a 17+" and a 15-17").
    7. michang5 0
      Thanks, everyone! Popular Page. Woot!
    8. Bob Bob 0
      How many did you catch
    9. Kev1107 0
      Thanks @jmoneytrain !
    10. Gabe Mitchell 0
    11. Jonathan Aljets 0
      You guys owned it! @kev1107
    12. Nice job!
    13. Demo_swag 0
      Nice man that's awesome!!!
    14. ReelGame Saucedo 0
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  5. Kayak tournament this Saturday (2/21)! Register at http://fishkats.com/sign-up-and-register/ Additional rules at http://www.austinkayakfishing.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=12683&start=30

    Largemouth Bass

    1. I'm brand new to lady bird, this lake has some great fishery for a city lake! I look forward to seeing some of you anglers out there, hopefully if the person ...more running KATS will host Sunday tourney's!!!
    2. And is this app seriously 5 bucks a month just to post a picture?
    3. Man I hope that there is one on a Sunday.I work my heaviest day Saturday I'll never fish a Saturday as long as I work,nice having Monday off for fishing the ...more bird!
    4. michang5 0
      I doubt it @River_Brothers_Outdoors , but I don't know for sure. Bass boat guys seem to have tournaments throughout the week. I've not seen the same for ...more kayaker anglers.
    5. This sounds awesome. I've never done a tournament but I'd love to try one! are there ever any tourneys on Sunday or Monday?
    6. james454 0
      See ya'll there. Please read rules and regulations. Fishkats.com
    7. michang5 0
      And my wife just told me TWC shows 20%: http://www.twcnews.com/tx/austin/weather/7-day-forecast.html
    8. michang5 0
      @nobama : I'm almost done watching old Major League Fishing episodes in Florida. They literally fished in the middle of Hurricane Sandy. I'm not worried ...more about the rain. Wind will be the tougher foe.
    9. nobama 0
      80% chance of rain Saturday 🎣☔👎
    10. michang5 0
      Fishkats.com has rules, CPR instructions, typical itinerary and other info. The second link I posted in original blert has specific LBL event instructions.
    11. michang5 0
      Usually the awards, raffle and giveaways happen 30-45 minutes after Pro check-in.
    12. michang5 0
      @whitebass_81 : Mandatory Capt Meeting at 6:00. First cast TBD, likely 7:00. Social off the water at 2:00, check-in at 3:00 at C-Hunts bar. Pro is 3:00 and 4:00, ...more respectively.
    13. whitebass_81 0
      Then send them the pictures after you're done
    14. whitebass_81 0
      It says 6:00 to 5:00 so you have to be there at 5:00 or can you fish a half day?
    15. hudsonkuczaj 0
      Ok great, thank you
    16. michang5 0
      @hudsonkuczaj : They have an all-day rental rate. If you look around, you may find a half-off coupon from LivingSocial or Groupon or other. I bought a punchcard ...more last year that cost about $15/rental.
    17. hudsonkuczaj 0
      Ok is it pretty expensive though?
    18. michang5 0
      @hudsonkuczaj : You can rent them at Texas Rowing Center (across the street from the tourney check-in). It's what I did last year. Works out a lot easier in ...more some ways actually.
    19. hudsonkuczaj 0
      Can you rent a kayak or do you need to own one
    20. Jonathan Smith 0
      Good deal. @nathantrafford and I might join you guys. Neither of us have done a tournament yet....sounds like fun though.
    21. michang5 0
      @Kev1107 and I are fishing Social. Not sure which one @matfeo and @jmoneytrain will be fishing. Last year's event was a lot of fun.
    22. michang5 0
      There are two divisions, @jas_atx : Pro and Social. Anyone can fish either division (no membership fees). Pro costs a bit more and awards cash. Social awards ACK ...more gift certificates.
    23. michang5 0
      There are two divisions, jas_: Pro and Social.
    24. Jonathan Smith 0
      Is this for anyone? Or is this a Pro event?
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  6. Placed 3rd in CCKF Santa Claus Classic with four fish for 67.25". Would have gotten 2nd except fifth fish was DQ'd due to open-mouth pic. Gotta follow the ...more rules! Won a pair of Smith Optics sunglasses. Fantastic charity event for Toy For Tots. My biggest was 21.5" caught on fluke. Same cast and pop-pop retrieve as blert from 2 weeks ago. Good to fish with @Kev1107, @YAKnAGGIE and @jmoneytrain.

    Largemouth Bass with a Zoom super fluke WMRF on Owner twist-lock, 1/8oz keel-weighted hook. Okuma Stratus reel on Okuma Reflexions M rod. PowerPro S8S 15# braid...

    1. Kev1107 0
      Congrats, man!
    2. michang5 0
      Appreciate it, @snapjon @james454 @cpearce !
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    5. Jon Evans 0
      very cool! Good job.
    6. michang5 0
      Thanks, @bassinboy01 @joeyfishes @jmoneytrain @reidster11 @ronety !
    7. Tyrone Smith 0
    8. reidster11 0
      @michang5 job well done sir! That is a toad and very commendable outcome!
    9. white_bass13 0
      Yeah @whitebass81
    10. whitebass_81 0
      @white_bass13 the tournament we saw
    11. Jonathan Aljets 0
      Likewise my friend! Nice work.
    12. Taylor Anderson 0
      Hahaha ohhh @Denton_11
    13. Joey Russell 0
      Working your way to the top!
    14. Denton Apple 0
      @tayloranderson5 that's why everyone was dressed up
    15. Jacob Breaux 0
      Yea we're having that little problem right now. Great job and congrats!
    16. michang5 0
      And isn't showing entire blert: My biggest was 21.5" caught on fluke. Same cast and pop-pop retrieve as blert from 2 weeks ago. Good to fish with @Kev1107, ...more @YAKnAGGIE and @jmoneytrain.
    17. michang5 0
      App isn't showing bait: Zoom super fluke WMRF on Owner twist-lock, 1/8oz keel-weighted hook. Okuma Stratus reel on Okuma Reflexions M rod. PowerPro S8S 15# braid ...more with 10# Red Label leader
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  7. NEW PB! Weighed between 7.5 and 7.75# on the Boga. Cast bait in 8-10 FOW and popped the rod tip a few times. Felt a thump and set the hook. Fish kept pulling drag, ...more and it took minutes to bring it to the surface. Great fight from a strong fish. Sunny. Water stained and 61*.

    Largemouth Bass with a Zoom super fluke WMRF on Owner twist-lock, 1/8oz keel-weighted hook. Okuma Stratus reel on Okuma Reflexions M rod. PowerPro S8S 15# braid...

    1. Jonathan Aljets 0
      That's a pig. Congrats on the PB!
    2. Tyrone Smith 0
      Nice bass
    3. Jose_Can_senko 0
      Nice toad...
    4. michang5 0
      Thanks, everyone, for the quick trip to the Popular Page!
    5. michang5 0
      Thanks for the quick trip to the Popular Page, everyone!
    6. SaFisher5 0
      Great bass! Congrats man!
    7. Jon Evans 0
      Great work! congratulations
    8. Jacob Breaux 0
      Awesome!! Congrats man. 👍👍
    9. Gabe Mitchell 0
      Toad! Congrats on PB.
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  8. Caught my first Guadalupe bass. Weighed 2# on the Boga. Caught in ~15 FOW. Let the bait sink and then pop the rod tip up 2-3 times. Pause. Repeat. Water temp around ...more 60*.

    Guadalupe Bass with a Zoom super fluke WMRF on Owner twist-lock, 1/8oz keel-weighted hook. Okuma Stratus reel on Okuma Reflexions M rod. PowerPro S8S 15# braid ...

    1. michang5 0
      From the pics I've seen, Guads always have those distinct diamond shapes along the side. They are generally smaller fish (3# is record for BOW I was fishing). ...more And they have smaller mouths.
    2. Tyrone Smith 0
      Good info
    3. michang5 0
      "...its jaw doesn't extend beyond the eyes as in largemouth bass, and coloration extends much lower on the body than in spotted bass."
    4. michang5 0
      @OhioFish: Here's what Texas Parks and Wildlife says, "[it] may be distinguished from similar species found in Texas in that it doesn't have vertical ...more bars like smallmouth bass..."
    5. OhioFish 0
      What's the difference between them vs a largemouth or a smallie?
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  9. First two trips with new-to-me Mariner Propel 12.5. Boated five on LBL Saturday; most on DS cast in front of brush. Inaugural catch shown (2# on Boga). Went out ...more with @kev Sunday to a different BOW and caught eight. Grabbed this 5.25# tossing wacky jig inches from the bank, where there is a steep drop-off. Was great to cast and bring it in standing up. Both waters were stained. Sunny and hot.

    Largemouth Bass with a Sat: Wacky 5" senko (black) and drop shot trick worm (green pumpkin). Sun: 1/16oz wacky jig with trick worm (black).

    1. michang5 0
      @colledge : 7.25# on a drop shot. Check my earlier blert. I've been fishing for a year, learning everything I can.
    2. colledge 0
      How big
    3. michang5 0
      Hope you didn't think I was being sarcastic, @colledge . My biggest bass to date is from the bank. And I went to that spot twice a week or more for a few months ...more before I caught it.
    4. colledge 0
    5. michang5 0
      Hey, @colledge . It's not the boat that matters. Fish don't know the difference. It's about developing your skills as an angler. Tight lines!
    6. colledge 0
      I kayak fish but I don't have one anywhere near that awesome
    7. Kev1107 0
      Had fun fishing Sunday- ready for this next chapter in bass domination.
    8. michang5 0
      Thanks @rozuna @ReelGame @bassaholic13 @ReddenD !
    9. michang5 0
      @JET1932 : Funny how you and I picked this up at the hottest time of year in central Texas. Looks like we've both come a long way. Hope to see you on the water ...more soon.
    10. michang5 0
      Check your PM, @Tannereng .
    11. Tanner Engelhardt 0
      Nice yak how much did you get it for? I found a similar one I'm looking at
    12. ReddenD 0
      Sweet ride!!
    13. Brian Flanagan 0
      Nice yak!!! Just noticed you have "Started bass fishing in July of 2013". I started at the exact same time. I have been obsessed ever since then as well.
    14. David Fairchild 0
      Nice yak. Put the sneak attack on em! Lol
    15. ReelGame Saucedo 0
      Good info great catch nice yak
    16. rozuna 0
      dude that looks awesome
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  10. Bought a 2011 Mariner Propel last Saturday from an AKFer. Have spent all week researching, buying and tweaking stuff. The Mariner came fully loaded with Supernovas ...more and a Lowrance Elite 5x. Hope to take her out on LBL tomorrow!

    Largemouth Bass with a $$$

    1. matthew johnson 0
      I think the law on the lights is if u are under way but not making way u can have any lights u want but if u are under way making way u must follow Coast Guard ...more approved lights
    2. michang5 0
      Movin' on up all the way to the Popular Page @jmoneytrain ! Right next to bikini'd lady anglers. Woot!
    3. Jonathan Aljets 0
      Started from the bottom now we're here!
    4. michang5 0
      Check your PM, @atxflyfishing
    5. atxflyfishing 0
      I you don't mind me asking, how much was the whole setup?
    6. michang5 0
      @MagicYaker : I've been monitoring the threads of Austin Bass Fishing. Novas seem to only be a problem on Lake Austin -- a body of water I don't plan to ...more hit anytime soon. Too many drunk speedboats.
    7. Mike Ammenwerth 0
      @michang5 no. You still want to cast out just like normal. The lights do help provide a great silhouette of your bait for the fish to see, even at a distance.
    8. michang5 0
      Thanks for info, @Vinnyman42 ! I've seen them on LBL and thought they looked sweet. Am curious about the baitfish attraction. Does it mean that I'm fishing ...more very close or under my yak for best results?
    9. @Vinnyman42 good luck bruh! Yak looks sick!
    10. Mike Ammenwerth 0
      @MagicYaker I have yet to be messed with by the law about my Nova's,...knock on wood.
    11. Mike Ammenwerth 0
      @MagicYaker I've heard they've been giving boaters a hard time. Only the boats who run lights 360 degs. around and those whose light don't match maritime ...more rules of front left-red, front right- green
    12. @michang5 I heard po po are cracking down on yakers with nova lights/ non approved coast guard lights. Have you had any problems with them in Austin area?
    13. Mike Ammenwerth 0
      Also, they are a great safety feature. There's no way you'll get hit by a boat at night unless it was intentional. Did I mention that they attract baitfish ...more also. And what do the big fish eat? Hmmm...
    14. Mike Ammenwerth 0
      The lights are worthless unless you fish at night😜. They allow you to see at night without using a headlamp. It doesn't compromise your night Visio either ...more because there's not direct light on your 👀
    15. atxflyfishing 0
      That's sick
    16. Joey Russell 0
      Dang, sweet whip Mike! I'm pretty sure @Vinnyman42 can tell you what the SuperNovas are for.
    17. michang5 0
      They are for awesomeness, @Souk . Honestly, I don't know what they really do for fishing. They came installed on this yak; I just had to rewire. http://www.supernovafishinglights.com/kayak-lights
    18. JSoukup 0
      What are the lights for?
    19. ReelGame Saucedo 0
      Looks sweet
    20. james454 0
      Looks great!
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1st Place 2015 KATS Lady Bird Lake (Social Division). 3rd Place 2014 CCKF Santa Claus Classic.