Fishing from a kayak is an adventurous way to explore our wild waters . Loch Lomond is one of those waters , 39 km long . With warming temperatures and a seriously damp day ahead my confidence on the water was back . I knew the fish would concentrate in the more shallower part of the loch . Here comes the gears .
Hto 73 Lrf rod , this light rod can only cast small rubber lures , 8 gr maximum .
The small reel , 2500 Penn Sargus is perfect for the task , smooth drag system and bomb proof .
The line is so important , I use the trilene 4lb fluorocarbon clear . With low diameter , strong and invisible , it’s the perfect tool for the wary fish .
The lures are rubber shad , and small 4gr jigheads . Fox spikey shad are my favorite , swims like a small fish with a tantalizing paddle tail .
A little smear of Fish Dynamix magic wand and ready go .
In the next six wet hours I will cast this little lure and let it sink to the appropriate depth , merely fishing close to the bottom where the fish lie , in the weed forest . It’s a countdown approach , usually 10 to 20 second in every cast .
I have no idea where the fish are but making this little lure swim pass hungry mouth is deadly .
Getting the tactics right and matching the equipment made my day .
Pike , perch and a bonnie trout , I managed a good selection of hard fighting fish . Not to mention the kayak monday troops , a friendly bunch of wild people , and a typical wet scottish weather . A wet day to remember . Bring on the next adventure ..