After catching about 9 bass for the day, I decided to throw a large KVD Square Bill Crank Bait. This lure is for big bass and I was throwing it on my medium heavy baitcasting rod in hopes of a big one. I used similar techniques with this crank bait as I did with the Rage Tail, meaning I casted towards structure in hopes of a bite.
The nice thing about this crank bait is the square bill really helps to bounce off of logs and rocks. While there aren’t many rocks in Pecan Bayou, there is a plethora of fallen pecan trees. The KVD Square Bill Crank Bait worked great at avoiding snags. It also did a good job of helping me land two more fish to end the day.
Of all the fish I caught on this trip, the ones I hooked with the crank bait were the smallest. Perhaps it was the lure, but I think it was simply the time of day and also that I didn’t fish the crank bait as long as I did the Zara Spook or Rage Craw. The two fish I did catch on the crankbait were quality 2 pounders though, and you can’t complain about that.
THE END OF THE DAY
What is crazy is I hadn’t been to Pecan Bayou in about 6-7 years. I used to fish Pecan Bayou frequently when I lived in the area, but I never had anywhere near the success I had on this trip years later. Maybe the impressive aspect of this trip is that all of the fish I caught were over 2 pounds! This is unheard of to be honest. When you are fishing a stocked pond for bass, it isn’t rare to reel in 3-5 pounders each time…but these type of fish are in a confined space. When you are fishing out in the wild, it is difficult to catch 11 fish and all of them weigh in over 2 pounds - what a day.
I never would have thought Pecan Bayou could produce a fishing day like this one. I do think it was just a good day for fishing, but the bigger factor was all the experience I had gained over the 6-7 years. I fished with much different techniques this trip than I ever did when I lived near Pecan Bayou. I caught much more fish, and much bigger fish too. This just goes to show that fishing requires some experience. Knowing what lure to pick, where to cast, how to work your lure, and so many other factors play a big role in fishing success. I think I gained a lot of experience over the past several years and that experience in combination with good fishing conditions resulted in lots of bass - and big bass at that!
I’d recommend giving the local waters near you a chance next time you can. Try changing your tactics, research what would work good for the type of water you are fishing, and simply get out and enjoy the day!
Article by Clint Taylor. Visit texaskayakfisher.com to read more of Clints adventures.