NEPA lake kayak fishing bass report (6/8/13)

By John “Toast” Oast

This morning Dan Hubbard from Anthracite Outfitters and I met up at on a local reservoir in northest Pennsylvania. With all the rain and weather changes this past week, the largemouth bass bite was slow. I had a couple very small bass early on, throwing spinnerbaits, searching the edges of lily pads. A couple hours later the sun began to peek through the clouds a little, and you could almost feel a slight change in the pressure. As I was only getting short bites on a 7″ Tickler worm from PowerTeam, I downsized to a 5″ Tickler, and landed two quality bass. They were both caught rigged weedless and weightless, in open water areas between the pads and shoreline.


Dan playing in the weeds.


Toast with bass #3.


Toast with #4, the largest of the day.

Try out the Tickler worm on your local water.

With all the success I have had on it, this soft plastic has become my go-to lure for largemouth bass!