First of all, let me say Lake Mayer is a wonderful body of water for the recreational kayak bass fisherman. I took advantage of a cold February morning in 2020 to try for some winter bass.
In case you did not know , South Georgia does not get cold very often. This morning was differently a cold one. The temperatures were in the low 30’s and clear skies.
In fact , arriving at the boat ramp to launch my kayak, there was several big bass boat owners. They where finishing a little tournament.
They all started asking questions how it was to fish out of kayak and heard it was a growing sport. Although, I was new to it myself, I gave them my opinion of it.
When discussing my opinions with them several of them they chuckled.
I loaded all me gear and launched my kayak and off to fishing I went.
Truly not knowing anything about Lake Mayer, I went back to be instincts of where bass might be at in the lake and it being cold, I knew I would definingly be finesse fishing early.
Surprisingly, The sun was coming up and warming up the westside bank of the pond.
For this reason, I paddled over to a blown down tree and threw my finesse jig at the edge of the tree and when I bumped the jig one time, I felt the tension.
In the hope that, that is was a fish, I reeled down and set the hook. Just like that it was fish on and the big boat boys had not even launched their boats.
Given that, I measured the fish and quickly released it back and off to the next spot. Due to a lot of bank left on the sunny side of the lake, i continued to flip the jig and fish very slow.
Seeing that the fish did not want bite the finesse jig anymore, I went to throwing a crawfish colored crank bait.
First thing to remember is that I would have to crank it slow, slow and slow.
I threw it to the bank area and as a result , I had my second fish of the day at 13.25 inches.
On the positive side, having never fished here, catching them was becoming more and more.
Quickly measuring the fish and releasing it back , I was cranking away again.
Instantly, I knew this was a bigger fish than the other two.
Landing the fish was the best ever, because I was fishing next to a big bass boat fisherman.
In closing, let me say that this lake has great potential for big fish and I out fished the big bass boat dudes.
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