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  • Ascend A10 Sit In Kayak - 10'2" - Red

    Quality kayak that combines great function with great value10' 2" long. 31'' wide. Weight: 51 lbs. Maximum weight capacity: 325 lbs.Advanced computer designed, hydrodynamically shaped hull delivers low resistance and great directional stability Made from the highest quality virgin high density linear polyethylene Large open cockpit design with Adjustable Seating System Versatile storage in cockpit and sternwell Dual position, quick hold paddle holders Threaded, sealed drain plug Molded-over rubber grip carry handles Affordable enough for beginners, functional enough for experienced kayakers, the Ascendâ„¢ A10 Sit In Kayak packs a lot of useful design details and performance features together at a great value. Designed to please any kayaker, the A10 starts with an advanced hull design that utilizes an extended keep with performance rocker and strakes to deliver maximum maneuverability, tracking, stability, and easy paddling. The large open cockpit offers easy entry and exit at the shore and restricts your movement very little while out on the water. Adjustable Seating System for great comfort. The dual position, quick hold paddle holders let you set your paddle down for a quick rest or a quick cast. Built-in multipurpose sternwell gives you a convenient storage space large enough for a 12V sealed battery, a 5 gallon bucket, a cooler, a dry bag, or other gear. Two cup holders and two large catch-all trays provide storage right there in the cockpit, alongside a convenient flat section that works great for rigging a GPS, a fishfinder, and more. At the end of the day, the threaded and sealed drain plug allows you to quickly drain excess water, while the molded-over rubber grip handles at the front and rear make carrying this kayak easier. Maximum weight capacity: 325 lbs. Length: 10' 2". Width: 31''. 37-3/4'' x 22'' cockpit. Made in USA. Ascendâ„¢ Kayaks deliver a unique mix of stability, functionality, and comfort to kayakers of all skill levels. Designed to give you the highest quality gear at the best possible value, Ascend kayaks are made from superior materials with state of the art manufacturing processes for top durability and performance. Every Ascend kayak is packed with user friendly features, like advanced hull design, performance grip handles, multipurpose sternwell, open cockpit storage, and more. It all comes together to make Ascend kayaks ideally suited for beginning kayakers, weekend paddlers, anglers, and experienced adventure kayakers alike. . Ascendâ„¢ A10 Sit In Kayak

    Available for $ 299.99

  • Ascend D10 Sit In Kayak - 10'2" - Orange Yellow

    Feature-packed kayak at a great valueLength: 10' 2". Width: 31''. Weight: 51 lbs. Maximum weight capacity: 325 lbs. Advanced computer designed, hydrodynamically shaped hull delivers low resistance and great directional stability Made from the highest quality virgin high density linear polyethylene Large open cockpit design with ergonomic cushioned adjustable seat Great gear storage - large multipurpose sternwell and bow bungee Dual position, quick hold paddle holders Bungee paddle keeper Thigh pads and adjustable foot braces Molded-over rubber grip carry handles Packed with many features of higher priced kayaks, the Ascendâ„¢ D10 Sit In Kayak delivers great performance out on the water at a great value. Designed to meet the needs of all kayakers, the D10 starts with an advanced hull design that utilizes an extended keep with performance rocker and strakes to deliver maximum maneuverability, tracking, stability, and easy paddling. A large open cockpit offers easy entry and exit at the shore with little restriction of movement out on the water. Adjustable cushioned seating system reduces wear and fatigue with closed cell custom foam padding and an ergonomic design. Cushioned thigh pads deliver greater comfort when resting legs against the splash guard, while the kayak's adjustable foot braces deliver a comfortable fit for a wide range of paddlers. The dual position, quick hold paddle holders let you set your paddle down for a quick rest or longer with the bungee paddlekeepers. Multipurpose sternwell gives you a secure hold over a space large enough for a 12V sealed battery, a 5 gallon bucket, a cooler, a dry bag, or other gear. Bow bungee allows you to lock down gear on the bow of the boat. Two cup holders and two large catch-all trays provide storage right there in the cockpit, alongside a convenient flat section that works great for rigging a GPS, a fishfinder, and more. At the end of the day, the threaded and sealed drain plug allows you to quickly drain excess water, while the molded-over rubber grip handles at the front and rear make carrying the D10 easier. Length: 10' 2". Width: 31''. 37-3/4'' x 22'' cockpit. Weight: 51 lbs. Maximum weight capacity: 325 lbs. Ascendâ„¢ Kayaks deliver a unique mix of stability, functionality, and comfort to kayakers of all skill levels. Designed to give you the highest quality gear at the best possible value, Ascend kayaks are made from superior materials with state of the art manufacturing processes for top durability and performance. Every Ascend kayak is packed with user friendly features, like advanced hull design, performance grip handles, multipurpose sternwell, open cockpit storage, and more. It all comes together to make Ascend kayaks ideally suited for beginning kayakers, weekend paddlers, anglers, and experienced adventure kayakers alike. . Ascendâ„¢ D10 Sit In Kayak

    Available for $ 399.99

  • Ascend FS10 Sit In Angler Kayak - 10'2" - Camo

    Feature-packed kayak for anglers at a great price10' 2"L x 31''W. 51 lbs. Maximum weight capacity: 325 lbs. 37-3/4'' x 22'' cockpitAdvanced computer designed, hydrodynamically shaped hull delivers low resistance and great directional stability Made from the highest quality virgin high density linear polyethylene Large open cockpit design with ergonomic cushioned adjustable seat Dual flush mount rod holders Fully adjustable, light tackle rod tender Bungee-secured storage in multipurpose sternwell and on bow Dual position, quick hold paddle holders Left and right bungee paddle keeper Thigh pads and adjustable foot braces Two cleats The Ascend® FS10 Sit In Angler Kayak is a feature-packed kayak designed for fishing-minded kayakers. The FS10 starts with an advanced hull design that utilizes an extended keep with performance rocker and strakes to deliver the superior maneuverability, tracking, stability, and easy paddling you want to get to that special spot quickly. A large open cockpit offers easy entry and exit at the shore with little restriction of movement while casting and retrieving. The FS10's Adjustable cushioned seating system reduces wear and fatigue with closed cell custom foam padding and an ergonomic design. Cushioned thigh pads deliver greater comfort when resting legs against the splash guard, while the kayak's adjustable foot braces deliver a comfortable fit for a wide range of paddlers. Dual flush mount rod holders make transporting rod and reel combos easy, while the fully adjustable, light tackle rod tender holds your rod while fishing with 360º of horizontal adjustment and vertical rod tip adjustment. Two 4'' cleats provide an easy anchor for a minnow bucket or fish stringer. Dual bungee paddlekeepers hold your paddle securely while fishing. Bungees over the built-in multipurpose sternwell and bow help lock down your fishing gear while moving from spot to spot. Dual cupholders and catch-all trays in the cockpit make it easier to keep gear you use often close at hand. A threaded and sealed drain plug allows you to quickly drain excess water. Molded-over rubber grip handles at the front and rear make carrying the FS10 easier. 10' 2"L x 31''W. 51 lbs. 37-3/4'' x 22'' cockpit. Maximum weight capacity: 325 lbs. Ascend™ Kayaks deliver a unique mix of stability, functionality, and comfort to kayakers of all skill levels. Designed to give you the highest quality gear at the best possible value, Ascend kayaks are made from superior materials with state of the art manufacturing processes for top durability and performance. Every Ascend kayak is packed with user friendly features, like advanced hull design, performance grip handles, multipurpose sternwell, open cockpit storage, and more. It all comes together to make Ascend kayaks ideally suited for beginning kayakers, weekend paddlers, anglers, and experienced adventure kayakers alike. . Ascend® FS10 Sit In Angler Kayak

    Available for $ 499.99

  • Ascend FS12T Sit On Top Angler Kayak - Sand

    Great kayak packed with features for fishing-minded kayakers12'L x 31''W. 56 lbs. Maximum weight capacity: 350 lbs.Advanced computer designed, hydrodynamically shaped hullMade from the highest quality virgin high density linear polyethylene Large open cockpit designErgonomic, cushioned, and adjustable seat and five-position foot rests Versatile storage in cockpit, multipurpose sternwell, and dry storage hatch in the bow Dual position, quick hold bungee paddlekeepers Threaded, sealed drain plug and multiple drain holes Dual flush mount rod holders Fully adjustable, light tackle rod holder The Ascend™ FS12T Sit On Top Angler Kayak is a stable, functional, and comfortable sit on top kayak packed with features for fishing-minded kayakers. The FS12T starts with an advanced hull design that utilizes an extended keep with performance rocker and strakes to deliver the maneuverability, tracking, stability, and easy paddling fishermen want to get to their favorite spots quickly. A large open cockpit area includes the ergonomic Adjustable Cushioned Seating System for comfort, five position foot rests, deep position cup holder, large catch-all tray big enough for a standard-sized tackle box, and other work areas. The FS12T's dual flush mount rod holders make transporting rod and reel combos easy, while the fully adjustable, light tackle rod tender holds your rod with 360º of horizontal adjustment and vertical rod tip adjustment. Large 18'' x 10'' dry storage hatch in the bow provides storage for dry bags and other gear. Dual quick hold bungee paddlekeepers let you set your paddle down for a quick rest or a quick cast. Built-in multipurpose sternwell gives you a convenient storage space large enough for a 5 gallon bucket, dry bag, or other gear with a built-in bungee to secure your gear. Multiple drain holes in the sternwell and footwell areas. At the end of the day, the threaded and sealed drain plug allows you to quickly drain excess water, while the four molded-over rubber grip handles make carrying the kayak easier. 12'L x 31''W. 56 lbs. Maximum weight capacity: 350 lbs. Ascend™ Kayaks deliver a unique mix of stability, functionality, and comfort to kayakers of all skill levels. Designed to give you the highest quality gear at the best possible value, Ascend kayaks are made from superior materials with state of the art manufacturing processes for top durability and performance. Every Ascend kayak is packed with user friendly features, like advanced hull design, performance grip handles, multipurpose sternwell, open cockpit storage, and more. It all comes together to make Ascend kayaks ideally suited for beginning kayakers, weekend paddlers, anglers, and experienced adventure kayakers alike. . Ascend™ FS12T Sit On Top Angler Kayak

    Available for $ 479.99

  • Ascend A12T Sit On Top Kayak - 12' - Yellow

    Quality kayak at a great price for kayakers of all skill levels 12' long x 31'' wide. 56 lbs. Maximum weight capacity: 350 lbs.Advanced computer designed, hydrodynamically shaped hull delivers low resistance and great directional stability Made from the highest quality virgin high density linear polyethylene Large open cockpit design - molded high back seat and five-position foot rests Versatile storage in cockpit and multipurpose sternwell Dual position, quick hold paddle holders Threaded, sealed drain plug and multiple drain holes The Ascendâ„¢ A12T Sit On Top Kayak gives kayakers of all skill levels a unique mix of stability, functionality, and comfort, all packed together at a great value. Packed with useful designs and performance features, the A12T starts with an advanced hull design that utilizes an extended keep with performance rocker and strakes to deliver maximum maneuverability, tracking, stability, and easy paddling. Large open cockpit area includes a molded high-back seat, five position foot rests, deep position cup holder, large catch-all tray big enough to hold a standard-sized tackle box, and other flat areas for rigging a GPS, fishfinder or other gear. The dual position, quick hold bungee paddle holders let you set your paddle down and leave it with confidence. Built-in multipurpose sternwell with bungee gives you a convenient, secured storage space large enough for a 5 gallon bucket, a cooler, a dry bag, or other gear. Dry storage plate in bow. Multiple drain holes in the sternwell and footwell areas. At the end of the day, the threaded and sealed drain plug allows you to quickly drain excess water, while the four molded-over rubber grip handles at the front and rear make carrying this kayak easier. 12' long x 31'' wide. 56 lbs. Maximum weight capacity: 350 lbs. Ascendâ„¢ Kayaks deliver a unique mix of stability, functionality, and comfort to kayakers of all skill levels. Designed to give you the highest quality gear at the best possible value, Ascend kayaks are made from superior materials with state of the art manufacturing processes for top durability and performance. Every Ascend kayak is packed with user friendly features, like advanced hull design, performance grip handles, multipurpose sternwell, open cockpit storage, and more. It all comes together to make Ascend kayaks ideally suited for beginning kayakers, weekend paddlers, anglers, and experienced adventure kayakers alike. . Ascendâ„¢ A12T Sit On Top Kayak

    Available for $ 379.99

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PostHeaderIcon Rainbow Trout Bomber Crankbait

I bought this Bomber crankbait about eight or nine years ago, maybe even longer than that, I’m not quite sure. Seems as though Bomber doesn’t make this paint scheme anymore, it’s really too bad since it’s a hot lure in many inland lakes all over Michigan. I have used this lure many times in Lake St. Clair on smallmouth bass, they just love it. And this is the bomber crankbait I caught the two big largemouth bass on in Kent Lake in the deep spot.

Why is it that the lure companies always stop making the sweet colors. I looked all over the web for this rainbow trout color scheme. I even tried other companies other than Bomber, no luck. If anyone finds this color scheme in this size of a crankbait, please post down below the url of the crankbait.

I tried looking on Bass Pro Shops website, also Cabelas and Gander Mountain, they didn’t have anything that resembled it. Total bummer!

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PostHeaderIcon What’s in your Tack Box?

So what’s in your tackle box? Most anglers won’t ever post pictures of their secret lures in their tackle box, but I’m willing to. Recognize any of the lures in my tackle box?

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PostHeaderIcon Few Bass from Last Fishing Trip

Well it was a little more than just a few bass out. My Dad caught two largemouth, I caught one smallmouth bass and eight largemouth bass on Kent Lake. The smallmouth bass fought with a lot of intensity, just like they always do, but it was just a 13″ smallmouth. I ended up catching most of my bass on the beetle spin, except one largemouth I caught on a bomber crankbait in deeper water.

We caught most of our bass in shallow water, we really should of stayed there. But, I wanted to try out a few deep spots because there are some really big bass that lurk in deeper water. We didn’t have much luck, but we still overall had a fun fishing trip.

I thinking about getting a few spinner rigs for Walleye in the deep water. There’s got to be some nice size Walleye lurking int he deep water in Kent Lake.

My Dad’s largemouth, it was a pretty nice sized largemouth. Came in around 16″.
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My smallmouth bass I caught on my favorite lure the beetle spin. Just reeled it in slowly, right across the top of the weed beds.
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Small bass I caught in the deeper part of the lake with my Bomber crankbait.
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PostHeaderIcon Awesome Turnout for Largemouth Bass

Last fishing trip at Kent Lake was an awesome turnout for Largemouth Bass. I don’t know what it was, but the Largemouth Bass were just biting on everything that day. Every lure I used was great! But, they were my favorite lures, so it’s not like I threw any kind of lure on my line.

First I was using my famous beetle spin in the shallows, reeling it right above the weed beds. The largemouth bass couldn’t resist, right within 30 minutes I had two good size 16″ bass in my boat. I was so happy that it wasn’t going to be one of those competitive days looking for the bass and the right lure. I tried the Gitzit out for a bit and got a 14″ bass, nothing huge, but good enough for a nice fillet.

After catching a few more bass in the shallows, the bass turned off in that spot. So I thought why not tryout the Huron River. If you’re not familiar with Kent Lake, part of the Huron River is connected to Kent Lake. I think there are some good size fish in there, last time I caught two smallmouth bass in there. I didn’t get any bass casting, so I tried trolling. The bass started hitting the beetle spin immediately. I ran the beetle spin on a number four speed on my 30lb Minn Kota trolling motor. It seemed to be the best speed for the bass and perfect for trolling it right above the weeds. I lost about four small bass trolling, for some reason the hook wasn’t getting set properly.

That slowed down a bit then I tried fishing deep spots of Kent Lake, it took me awhile before I found a drop off point where they were hitting. I switched to a rainbow colored Bomber crankbait and the Bass were absolutely all over it. The 2nd cast I ended up catching the largest bass of the day, weighing in at 2lbs, 6oz on the Berkley electronic scale. The big bass gave me a really nice fight, at first I thought I had something really big on like Pike or Walleye, then I saw this huge plump body. I was amazed to see such a big largemouth bass in deep water. I threw that one in the cooler, few casts afterwards I caught another good size bass. The bass seem to really love the Bomber crankbait.

At the end of the day the total came to 20 bass, ended up keeping 5 of them since that’s the legal limit. I was so glad to come home with a nice size dinner. The lures that worked great were the Bomber crankbait in deep water and the beetle spin in the shallows. I did however catch a nice size Bass on the Gitzit.

This is my favorite shot of the day

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The five bass I’m about to fillet. My girlfriend said it looks like they are singing, lol.

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Some other pictures of the largemouth I caught.

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The bass I caught on the Gitzit jig.
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Nice little picture of the boat launch before I was on the lake.
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Nice aerial view of Kent Lake with the American Flag in the photo.
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What the weeds look like in Kent Lake.
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PostHeaderIcon Palomar Knot Warning

I’m going to warn you on the Palomar knot, it’s a great knot and all, but be careful. I have used it through my fishing years, but have noticed if you don’t tie it right it can easily snap.

First I want to warn you to always give your Palomar knot the strength test after your first tied it. Just grab your lure or snap swivel and take a nice tug or two. If it seems to hold up, you’re good. But if it snaps, you’re obviously tying it wrong. And let me tell you first hand experience, it’s easy to tie it wrong.

Lord knows I’m not the greatest with directions, I made a video to help you bass fisherman out. 4th step is the most important(big warning), make sure you guide the loop along the line attached to your lure and reel. Make sure the loop doesn’t hook over the snap swivel or knot. If it gets hooked over the part of the knot wrong or swivel, it will make the knot weak and could cost you a big bass. This is fishing 101 brought to you by Professor Erik.

This is my first video, so don’t be to hard on me. I tried my best explaining the Palomer knot.

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PostHeaderIcon Insect Repellent Wristband for Fishing

My girlfriend was talking to the store owner of a small shop down the street from me, she was ranting about these new insect repellent bands. The store owner says they work great for mosquitoes. My girlfriend first thought of me when she saw it, because I come back from fishing trips all bit up sometimes. So she bought the band and thought I should give it a try.

My last fishing trip at Kent Lake, it seemed to work pretty good. This was during the day time so it really didn’t put the band to the full test. Be honest with you, I think it’s a great idea. It’s hard for us fisherman to use the regular bug spray because it could possibly hit our hands or our arms and end up getting on the lure somehow. And that’s a big no no when it comes to fishing. This could deter away the fish immediately. The insect repelling bracelet or band, whatever you want to call it, goes on smoothly over your wrist or ankle. I put it on my ankle because I don’t want the smell getting anywhere near my line or lure.

I’ll report back when I test it out in the evening, when the insects are on full alert.

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PostHeaderIcon Berkley Powerbait Hollow Belly Swimbait Lure

One of the most deadly lures to use on both smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. It can be fished in both slow and fast retrieve, twitch it to provoke the Bass even more into biting it. All of Berkley’s hollow belly swimbait are very durable and last for a very long time. Fish them during all seasons, the lure is the key for catching that big lunker bass!

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PostHeaderIcon Lindner’s Angling Edge

Funny thing I wrote an article about old bass fishing shows the other day, I turned on the TV today to find Al Lindner talking about swimbaits. He was on his new show “Lindner’s Angling Edge,” a TV fishing show that was on the channel Versus at 5:30am. I’m sure it appears later in the day too, I’m gonna have to look it up on the TV guide or something.

Anyways, the fishing show was just great. Al Lindner and his nephew Dan were talking about how deadly swimbaits can be used on smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Al explained how they have just become popular because they were kind of a secret in the western fishing states. Some pro bass fisherman started using them and other fisherman began to learn of their existence.

Al and Dan were on a lake in southern California, they didn’t say the lake they were fishing on, kind of pisses me off. They were catching a decent amount of bass at the lake, almost one after another with the swimbait. Al suggest if you are to use a swimbait, he recommends using the sizes 3″, 4″, and 5″ swimbaits. At the time they were using the Berkley Powerbait hollow belly swimbait, Berkley Powerbait is great because they scent their lures. Another great thing about swimbaits is they are durable, whether they are soft plastic or hard plastic, the lure lifespan is a lot longer than any other soft plastic bait. The lure is awesome to use on bass all season long, in all different types of environments.

There are a few ways to rig a swimbait. First the Texas rig way, it’s a great rig to throw into a lot of cover such as weeds or rocks because it’s weedless. Second you can have a regular showing of a hook or even use a treble hook. All these different rigs are great and easy to use, but you must figure out how you are going to fish the lure. Whether to twitch it, retrieve it fast, or retrieve it slow. Each lake or river is going to be different. Get the most out of swimbaits with a medium action rod with a baitcasting reel.

It truly was great to see Al Lindner preaching about bass and later Walleye, I haven’t seen him in awhile. Supposedly my Dad said he’s a born again Christian, Al confessed he used to be a drinker. Now at the end of the show he shares some of his religious beliefs, which is great for the kids and even adults, teaches good morals with fishing. Two elements that should be together in everyone’s life. Though the program was pretty short, I can’t wait to see the next one. Going to have to check out the times.

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