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First if you are interested in kayak bass fishing small community lakes, then just head to Springfield, Georgia.
Just about 20 miles northwest of Savannah, Georgia, it is a small country town with a nice relaxing feel.
As you turn off Highway 21 onto Courthouse , you will see the fence that surrounds the park and lake.
They have provided you with a concrete boat ramp to access the lake with you kayak or boat.
Getting ready to fish
Looking at the whole lake as I was unloading the kayak, it was going to be a tough fishery.
As most public community lakes in the Southeast part of Georgia, a lot of people use these public lakes.
Securing my gear in the kayak and off I went to paddling around the edge of the lake.
The edges where filled with Lily Pads and a little bit of a grass line which is a great place for bass to hang to ambush their prey.
As a rule of thumb , when fishing lily pads, always use the weed-less techniques.
At this time , I began casting a white weightless Keitech Fat Swing Swimbait amongst the lily pads and grass.
Continuing down the edge the lake with no bites , I decided to paddle a furhter down the edge.
Making a few more cast and just like that a bass takes the lure and the fight was on.
Fighting the bass for a few minutes with on lookers that where exercising clearly gave them some entertainment.
My mind was beginning to wonder if this lake was going to produce a bass today.
Reaching back to get my Hawg Trough to measure the bass and talking with everyone that was looking on was a challenge.
After taking the measurement to entry the fish in my monthly Tourney X Bass Tournament put on by The Dugout Bait and Tackle.
It measure a whopping 13.50 inches which was a enough to enter in the tournament.
After measuring and takin a selfie with the bass it is immediately released back in the lake as we call this Catch Photo and Release.
Continuing to fish the rest of the lake without a single bite , I decided to call it a day.
Leisurely paddling back to the boat ramp, I thought to myself that this lake will definitely be back on the books during the early spring of 2021.
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