Gear and Mods for Online Kayak Fishing Tourney First Timers

Gear and Mods for Online Kayak Fishing Tourney First Timers

ONLINE KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT HELP FOR BEGINNERS – PART 2

Here is the gear and how to modify it.

Beginner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament Series

This series is for new Kayak Anglers looking for help getting into tournament fishing on the TourneyX system.

If you haven’t signed up for TourneyX yet go check out PART 1

Welcome to part 2 of the Beginner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament Series. This series is for new Kayak Anglers looking for help getting into tournament fishing on the TourneyX system. In this video I break it down into three segments. First we go over the MUST HAVE GEAR. Second RECOMMENDED GEAR. THIRD I’ll teach you some tricks to avoid DAY ENDING beginner mistakes.

RECOMMENDED GEAR LINKS & IDENTIFIER PDF DOWNLOAD LINK

RCV Tourney Identifier Cards PDF
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30″ Hawg Trough

Anker 20100mAh Portable Charger PowerCore 20100 – Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy & More – Black

Thule Atmos X5 Case for iPhone 6/6s Plus, Black

COMING UP IN PART 3

ONLINE KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT HELP FOR BEGINNERS – Part 3 – Coming Soon… Tournament Kayak Configuration for Fast/Accurate Submission Photos

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First Online Kayak Fishing Tournament Help (TourneyX)

First Online Kayak Fishing Tournament Help (TourneyX)

ONLINE KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT HELP FOR BEGINNERS – PART 1

First time doing a kayak bass fishing tournament?

You came to the right place!

Beginner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament Series

This series is for new Kayak Anglers looking for help getting into tournament fishing on the TourneyX system.

In this video we go over how to sign up for TourneyX and walk you through registering for your first tournament. We also explore the app a little to get you familiar with the standings system.

COMING UP IN PART 2

ONLINE KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT HELP FOR BEGINNERS – Gear and Mods for Online Kayak Fishing Tourney First Timers

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San Diego Largemouth Bass Fishing – How I Caught My First (and Second) Largemouth Bass

San Diego Largemouth Bass Fishing – How I Caught My First (and Second) Largemouth Bass

San Diego Largemouth Bass Fishing

My first time on fresh water I got skunked. My second time San Diego Largemouth Bass fishing was a different story. [VIDEO Below]

I took part in a friendly fishing meet put on by California Kayak Bass Fishing at Lake Murray. We started early and I had the cameras rolling. I paddled and fished about 30% of the lake and wasn’t getting any bites so I was starting to stress. The water was green with algae. There was no visibility.

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My First Largemouth Bass

With so many boats and kayaks I figured I’d fish where everyone else wasn’t fishing. So I started looking for places and one of them was at the boundary for the dam. No one was casting past the floating barrier so I tried and got slammed by the biggest bass I’ve ever seen. Granted, this was my first bass but it was big. I didn’t fully appreciate it at the time since I had nothing to compare it to. I caught her on a Yamamoto Senko worm drop shot setup. Details below.

The Lure
Yamamoto Thin Senko Bait, Pumpkin with Large Black and Small Green Flake, 5″
Owner Oversized Worm Hook, 11/0

The Spot
The spot looked undisturbed beyond the barrier. The tullies lined the side and there was a matt of old tullies that stuck out about 10 feet past the tully line. It was right at casting distance. I casted and landed on the dead tully patch. I pulled up on the fishing rod just enough to let the drop shot fall off the matt. I let it sink.

The Retrieve

Now at the bottom I took up the slack with the rod tip down. Without cranking I pulled the rod tip up and feel the weight drag along the bottom. I wait a few seconds then repeat the whole process.

My Second Largemouth Bass

With the little success of my “Fish where no one else is fishing” strategy I moved on to fishing the shallow areas in front of bare beaches without tullies. Since the water was so green I thought the fish would be out and about since they had cover the whole time. This also made it hard for them to find food by sight so I started casting the a lipless crank bait. On my third cast the line felt heavy. My second largemouth bass was on. Slightly longer than my first but not as fat. I’m super stoked.

The Lure:
Rat-L-Trap Lures 1/2-Ounce Floating Trap (Chrome Blue Back)
The Spot:
In about 5 feet of water and started casting parallel to shore. The shore had no tullies and the water was green with algae.
The Retrieve:
The retrieve was similar to the drop shot retrieve in the pattern but faster and sweeping the rod to the side instead of lifting the tip. As soon as the Rat-L-Trap hit the water I took up the slack and swept the rod to the right. I could feel the vibrations from the lure shaking. I pointed the rod back to the lure and took up the slack as i brought it forward then swept again. The noise from the rattle helps the fish become aware of it and the semi-pause while taking up the slack gives the fish time to pounce on it.

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Fishing Tackle I Use

Here is a list of the fishing tackle I currently use. RomanCastro.com/fishgear

San Diego Largemouth Bass Fishing Video

Here is the Full video from cast to catch and release of my first two San Diego Largemouth Bass.
I also break down the exact baits and retrieves used to catch them in the San Diego Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips and Techniques section at the end.

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