Southeast Georgia Kayak Bass Fishing joined Central Georgia Kayak Anglers for a collaboration tournament. Each club was represented well at the Dodge County Kayak Bass Tournament in Eastman, Georgia.
With temperatures starting in the mid 60’2 it was sure going to be an excellent time for a morning bite. Anglers launched at 6:30 and began fishing at 7:00. With 104 acres to cover, each angler took off to their starting points.
Some anglers went to the deeper parts, while others took advantage of the cooler temperatures, looking for that shallow bite. I noticed that the bass chased shad the evening before doing a pre-fish in some areas. Dodge County Public Fishing Area is one of Georgia’s top bass public fishing areas.
I began in a shallow cove that I knew held fish. In the cove, I noticed some shad popping on a tree top, so I decided to cast it into the tree top. I was casting the Mudpuppy Custom Lure South African Stick Bait in the tree top on a half-ounce WOO! Tungsten Texas Rig was true to catch the bass.
As I pulled up, the line went tight and started to head to deeper water. Setting the hook, the fight was on. I landed the 22.25-inch bass as my first fish of the morning. After taking the measure on my KETCH Board, I released the bass healthy. After all, was said and done for the day, I could land four bass for the tournament. That would give me a fourth-place finish.
1st Place – Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament
Central Kayak Angler Larry Bugg was the top finisher of the tournament. Larry was able to boat a five-fish limit with a total of 80.50 inches, and his biggest fish was 20.25 inches. After speaking with Larry after the tournament, he found fish in a submerged timber field using a shaky head all day.
Southeast Georgia Kayak Angler Holdyn Udinsky was able to secure the second spot by boating a total of five fish limit. Holdyn finished with 60.25 inches. His biggest bass was 14.75 inches. He used a wacky rig mostly to bag his limit.
Southeast Georgia Kayak angler Jared Russell rounded out the top three. Jared boated a total of four fish measuring in at 59.00 inches. His biggest fish was 18.75 inches. Jared was able to pull out third place minutes to go in the tournament with a shaky head.
Dodge County Public Fishing Area – Big Bass
BIG BASS ALERT
The BIG BASS ALERT Section. Daniel Woodcock caught a 22.25-inch bass.
Please be sure to subscribe to our email list, and you can find both clubs on Facebook. SEGKBF would like to give Preston Harris of CGKA for his help and collaboration between both clubs.
We would also like to give the Georgia Wildlife Department of Natural Resources a shout-out for allowing us to have the Dodge County Kayak Bass Tournament.