Just got the new Ascend FS128T from Bass Pro, and took it out for a test run. This is my first SOT, so i was a little wobbly at first. I went out to open water, and only got a little water in the yak. The sun got rid of that. The only problem I had with the yak was the little rod holder that’s right next to the seat. There is no way to paddle once a rod is in the holder. It needs to be moved up. The yak moves at around 2mph just casually paddling. I got it up to 3mph by going a little harder.
I went over to Walnut creek and quickly got a small crappie and a small bass on a spinner bait. I threw the road runner around the area, but did not find anything else.
I threw my popper long the tree line and caught several small bluegills. The bite died down, so I put on some of the berkely gulp maggots and caught a few more. I even pulled in a small channel cat.
As usual, the big fish of the day came as I was leaving the creek. I threw a spinner bait near a beaver hut on the shore and reeled it back a few times. Got a nice bass sitting near a stump.