When weather conditions allow, bottom fishing from the kayak in the waters surrounding the Cape & Islands can be productive and a lot of fun.
Just remember to please put safety first! The water this time of year is still very cold, and depending where you are kayaking, you might not last very long if you capsize.
Kayaks are stable, however it's very possible to get flipped over and end up in the water - especially if the wind and current are strong.
For example, back on May 23rd the forecast was calling for calm winds in the morning, increasing to 20-25mph by 11AM. There would be a weather window of opportunity, but it would not last long.
Fortunately the tide was incoming and the current would be running with the wind. If the current was running against the wind, then sea conditions would of been even choppier.
This is very important to keep in mind when fishing from a kayak.
2 Simple Kayak Bottom Fishing Techniques
This spring while fishing from the kayak I have used 2 simple techniques to catch scup, black sea bass, and tautog.
The first technique is using a weighed jig with a green crab, and the second technique is using an artificial jig with an artificially scented soft plastic bait.
You can get a preview of these simple techniques in action by clicking play below.
Members can watch the full 18 minute video by clicking here.
Equipment used in this video:
*Members of My Fishing Cape Cod can watch the full 18 minute video recap of this Cape Cod kayak fishing trip by clicking below (please make sure you are logged-in).
Joe Baggs Jigs Giveway!
This week I would like to giveaway a bunch of Joe Baggs blackfish jigs (also called Togzilla jigs) as well as a bunch of Joe Baggs flukies.
All the scup, tautog and black sea bass I have caught so far this spring have been caught on these jigs. Joe Baggs Tackle is also a sponsor of My Fishing Cape Cod TV.
GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!! Congrats to our winners Javier Grimaldi and John Figmic!!! 🙌🏻
At the end of this weekend I will randomly select 2 winners out of everyone who leaves a comment at the bottom of this post. Each winner will receive an assortment of Joe Baggs jigs.
*Please note that only people with an active My Fishing Cape Cod membership will be eligible to win. ✌🏻
I hope you have a great week. Be safe and good luck fishing!
Tight lines 🎣
I’m fortunate to have grown up on the beach, and I’ve been fishing since kindergarten. I have great family, friends and fishing experiences to be thankful for. Just being out there is enough-catching fish is just a bonus!