Yuki sent an email the other day and said "Should he bring the Kayaks". Having never kayaked, I said "Sure". This morning I sent him an email and said "Weather guessers said winds at 20 with gusts to 30 or 40. You decide if you want to Yak or just shore fish".
We Yaked. It was fine at the beginning. Winds were pretty calm and no chop on the water. In the picture of Yuki below is the place (to the left of the high and dry launch ramp) where we usually shore fish at Tuttletown.
As the day progressed, the wind did pick up. In fact it got quite breezy. Breezy enough that it took three times longer to get back than it did to go across. Around 11:00 we decided to call it and I trawled a F-9 Rapala in firetiger all the way back.
Yuki said he had one on, but used a long distance release to leave it for another day. So long of a distance, that he didn't know what size the fish was. He said he hooked up on a Thomas Buoyant Lake Lure with a green Power Worm.
The kayak I was using was an Ascend FS10. The yellow color was nice so I didn't get lost on the lake. It sits higher in the water and was better able to manage the waves, once the wind got to hurricane force, than the blue one Yuki was in. Kayaks are also so much more aerodynamic than a float tube. Anyone want to by the Float Tube Cumberland? I think I'm going to upgrade to a kayak.
Oh yeh, no fish. Not even a bite. Maybe next time the conditions will be better. Could be the fish might bite too.