cranking a fish from kayak

QUICK GUIDE TO DEEP CRANKING WITHOUT AN ANCHOR

Many people assume an anchor is necessary when chunking big deep diving crankbaits from their kayak. Not all kayak anglers need to use an anchor when Bass fishing with bigger crankbaits. If you want to save the time it takes to drop and retrieve your anchor when kayak fishing for Bass, take a look at these tips.

BACK PADDLING WITHOUT WIND OR CURRENT

If you are fishing in deep cover or in structure without wind or current, try the back paddling technique. Make a long cast and leave your bail open until after the bail lands. Then back paddle a few strokes to get your momentum going and start reeling. Your backward momentum will help to get the lure deep. This method is a lot easier with a stealthy electric motor and FOB remote control.

TRY A DRIFT CHUTE

A drift chute to slow your drift is a great way to get more Bass on your kayak. Line up with the wind to your back. Throw out the drift chute and slowly drift while fan casting. The pull from the chute will help to keep your lure deep and keep your kayak straight without the need of your paddle.

USE THE CURRENT

Using the wind or the current to keep your deep crankbait down is the easiest method. Cast into the wind or current. Your kayak will be pushed away from the lure and can be very effective at presenting your lure naturally.

 


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Jackson Williams
jacksonw@dinga.com.au

Jackson Williams has been fishing around Australia for 20 years and loves his home region of far north Queensland.