Kayak Bass Fishing the Colorado River

Another adventure in the Hobie kayaks with me and Craig. We head to the Colorado river just outside of Austin, TX to see if we can find some good river spotted bass. With a big rain the night before, creating lots of current and muddy water, it was tough to fish and even harder to get paddle against the river. With such a long trip, about 16 miles, we had to get it in gear and paddle our way down the river for many hours just to make sure we got off the water in time. We managed to catch 4 bass, enjoy a good work out with good scenery, and have an adventure to remember for sure! SUBSCRIBE if you like watching! Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/lakeforkguy Want to learn more about me? Visit my website www.justinrackley.com If you want to find our more about the stuff I use, check out these guys Check out my Alma Mater TAMU http://www.tamu.edu Dobyns Rods http://dobynsrods.com Lake Fork Trophy Lures http://www.lftlures.com

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Another adventure in the Hobie kayaks with me and Craig. We head to the Colorado river just outside of Austin, TX to see if we can find some good river spotted bass. With a big rain the night before, creating lots of current and muddy water, it was tough to fish and even harder to get paddle against the river. With such a long trip, about 16 miles, we had to get it in gear and paddle our way down the river for many hours just to make sure we got off the water in time. We managed to catch 4 bass, enjoy a good work out with good scenery, and have an adventure to remember for sure! SUBSCRIBE if you like watching! Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/lakeforkguy Want to learn more about me? Visit my website www.justinrackley.com If you want to find our more about the stuff I use, check out these guys Check out my Alma Mater TAMU http://www.tamu.edu Dobyns Rods http://dobynsrods.com Lake Fork Trophy Lures http://www.lftlures.com

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Collin James
Collin James - 2 years ago
I wanna see more adventures like this. Also, where the heck is Craig?!
Rick Rabies
Rick Rabies - 3 years ago
skip to 4:00 for what the title says. edit nevermind. was any fishing here.
everythingTim
everythingTim - 3 years ago
ever kayak fished the San Marcos river?
Caleb Christensen
Caleb Christensen - 3 years ago
You do know that Hydrilla is an invasive species right? It's not native to the lower colorado river. Meaning its a bad thing that It has it in the river.
Brandon Villanueva
Brandon Villanueva - 3 years ago
Crazy seeing a video of you literally in my backyard. I grew up there and my mother still lives just outside the park gates. I spent many days at that boat ramp. Little webberville park to big webberville park might have been a better option. 3 to 4 hours depending on current.
Carson Conklin
Carson Conklin - 3 years ago
Great fishery. I guide trips down there in a big boat. Let me know if you want to come out again! 512-970-5001
Heheg Rhrhrh
Heheg Rhrhrh - 4 years ago
4:12 way to break its fucking jaw. You dumbass
Carson B.
Carson B. - 4 years ago
he didn't idiot if u were a good fisherman you would no that it only breaks big ones
salvador Casillas
salvador Casillas - 4 years ago
what type and brand is the red kayak?
Theman577
Theman577 - 4 years ago
nice man i have got tons of bass in there

10. comment for Kayak Bass Fishing the Colorado River

Nomadic Jake
Nomadic Jake - 4 years ago
Great video guys! I live in Austin myself. That was a beautiful Guad!
Alex Nulter
Alex Nulter - 4 years ago
we miss Craig videos!!
Alex Nulter
Alex Nulter - 4 years ago
+LakeForkGuy haha sweet man
LakeForkGuy
LakeForkGuy - 4 years ago
+Alex Nulter next week
Lue Vang
Lue Vang - 4 years ago
Love the videos man. Keep them coming
Wayne Boisselle
Wayne Boisselle - 4 years ago
This reminds me of some local adventures I've been on. Sometimes you get skunked, but that has never stopped me. I enjoy seeing you get off the lakes and into the skinny water I'm used to here in central MA. I use a retractable motor on my kayak to go from point A to B. Saves the legs and arms and doesn't get hung up. Keep the adventures coming!
The Lone Fisherman
The Lone Fisherman - 4 years ago
That first bass looked like it might have been a hybrid between a guad and a smallmouth. If it was a true guad, then it was a hell of a fish lol
Ellopez05
Ellopez05 - 4 years ago
You need to redeem yourself on the Colorado. 16 miles is too long of a stretch to do in one day, you'll spend most of your time paddling instead of fishing. During the summer months you can do the 9 mile stretch by launching off of 71 and 183, then pulling out right off of 973 and 71 near the airport. This is a common 12 hour Saturday trip for us local guys since you drift along with minimum paddling and still have time for an hour lunch break/swim. My favorite spot on the Colorado is actually between 973 and Toll road 130, it's about a 1/2 mile stretch but you have open deep water for cranking or throwing out flukes. It's also filled with thick hydrilla in some spots for those top water frogs. Hit up some local guys for more info next time, most of us would be happy to help.
Ellopez05
Ellopez05 - 4 years ago
+Parth Venkat yea and to be honest, I'm not sure the impact the flood and flow will have on fishing. I imagine it cleaned out all the grass. I will say this, make sure you do pack some kind of top water lure, those guads are aggressive and sure to hit it.
Parth Venkat
Parth Venkat - 4 years ago
Thanks but i'm seeing the same thing. They've lowered it a lot (from 24k to 7k) which is the top of "safe" as far as american whitewater is concerned but that still seems high for us. I'm also in a raft which is more stable but also not as well locked in. Smart advice on the PFD if we do do it (will have to be legal and lower).
Ellopez05
Ellopez05 - 4 years ago
+Parth Venkat in not sure it's been cleared for the public. You might to check that first. LBL opened up at noon today but I haven't heard anything about the lower Colorado. I think it may still be flowing too hard, and it would just depend on your kayak and fitness level. I haven't been out there recently and will probably give it another week or two before I do go. My kayak is too heavy and is not the easiest to paddle. If you do decide to go, just keep your PFD on. Too many fatalities happening right now with all the flow.
Parth Venkat
Parth Venkat - 4 years ago
that's the stretch i hope to do Saturday, any idea what flow's the highest you'd take it at? Taken from 100 to 3k and had a blast (more rafting than fishing at the top) wondering if 5 or 6k would be safe.
Evan carlson
Evan carlson - 4 years ago
prob watched this more than 5 times!
Isa & Sofia
Isa & Sofia - 5 years ago
i really really enjoy all your videos..i watch them at night before bed..during school breaks lol and while i drive to fish ...keep th coming. i been meaning to get a bait cast reel not sure how to use them yet tho..
Isa & Sofia
Isa & Sofia - 5 years ago
+kushcrumbleshatter1990 the country raised in the city of panama city
kushcrumbleshatter1990
kushcrumbleshatter1990 - 5 years ago
Hey do u stay in Panama City? Or is that like Panama the country?
SOCAL3800
SOCAL3800 - 5 years ago
At I though this was the Colorado River out here on the CA AZ border.
kushcrumbleshatter1990
kushcrumbleshatter1990 - 5 years ago
Yea me too lol, I was born an raised in AZ, fished the Colorado my whole life but I live in Florida now so I can't complain about the bass fishing lol.
Robbie Maynard Creates
Robbie Maynard Creates - 5 years ago
is there fishing in this video?

20. comment for Kayak Bass Fishing the Colorado River

JaeRak Kim
JaeRak Kim - 5 years ago
too awesome man!
Ratdog 305
Ratdog 305 - 5 years ago
sometimes the best part of a trip isn't about catching fish. The journey is an adventure as well.
Cam Eltoe
Cam Eltoe - 4 years ago
+Eliaah butthurt much
EliaahF.
EliaahF. - 4 years ago
This is a fucking fishing video your comment makes no sense on this video think before you fucking talk
Matt Smith
Matt Smith - 5 years ago
I live in Indiana not good fishing.
Alec Colon
Alec Colon - 4 years ago
+swaggito66 CT is great man
Nick Bartus
Nick Bartus - 5 years ago
like bass fishing but are discouraged cause you live in Indiana? Try living in central nj
swaggito66
swaggito66 - 5 years ago
+Andrew Janes same haha
Andrew Janes
Andrew Janes - 5 years ago
+swaggito66 Yeah dude, it's like 70 miles from me. lol. And I'm not sure if it's great for shore fishing. I don't have a boat. And the majority of people who have really good days there are from boats. 
swaggito66
swaggito66 - 5 years ago
+Andrew Janes ya haha, candlewood is pretty far
Andrew Janes
Andrew Janes - 5 years ago
+swaggito66 The Connecticut River is good if you can find some spots. Most of the awesome spots are either in western parts or eastern parts. I feel your pain, I'm in Hartford county as well. North of hartford lol
swaggito66
swaggito66 - 5 years ago
+Andrew Janes you know any good fishing near hartford county?
Nicholas Martino
Nicholas Martino - 5 years ago
+Andrew Janes nice man, Indiana is great for small mouth during the fall.
Andrew Janes
Andrew Janes - 5 years ago
+swaggito66 I'm in CT too. Lol there are some really good places. Candlewood lake is top 15 lakes in the country for Smallmouths. There's some massive ones in there. Also some DD largemouth. One of the best spots in CT IMO
Nicholas Martino
Nicholas Martino - 5 years ago
+swaggito66 I bet that sucks
swaggito66
swaggito66 - 5 years ago
try being in connecticut
Bob Henning
Bob Henning - 5 years ago
I live in Indiana I feel like we catch a lot of fish just not the sizes they have down south.
Nicholas Martino
Nicholas Martino - 5 years ago
+Matt Smith Indiana is not bad, just doesn't have as big of fish as Florida, Alabama, Texas, and etc.
Alec Colon
Alec Colon - 5 years ago
Fished two years at Lake Austin, horrible off shore fishing. 90+ degrees, all kinds of baits and worms, nothing worked. only caught a few
RC COOL
RC COOL - 5 years ago
I have fished that river twice ! Once with a guide and me and my brother caught like 39 bass.A couple of cats and a few white bass! I went on my own and caught 20 whites and 10 other bass .Its a good river to fish but you really need a boat.Bank fishing for cats can be good there too! I liked your film.You are honest and din't bs us! Some time you catch fish and other times you catch sun! I use my 14.3 Jackson Big Tuna with 55 trolling motor with my two dogs.Good times!!!!!
Jose Silva
Jose Silva - 5 years ago
Author No1
Author No1 - 5 years ago
Peddle paddles...hrrrmmmmph.
Harley Faria
Harley Faria - 5 years ago
i use to live in austin's colony and and was bank fishing under that cliff and caught a 9 pound bass of of a zoom fennes worm watermelon color wacky worm style
BenDover
BenDover - 6 years ago
Can you please tell me the song at 2:10?
Victor Brown
Victor Brown - 5 years ago
Darude-Sandstorm
Julie Ballard .Boy's Lacrosse SBA
Julie Ballard .Boy's Lacrosse SBA - 6 years ago
What kind of kayaks were y'all in?
carter
carter - 6 years ago
Looks like "Hobie Pro Angler 12-14"

30. comment for Kayak Bass Fishing the Colorado River

Eddie Rod
Eddie Rod - 6 years ago
Dude, I live like 4 houses from that cliff by the river in Austin's colony! I've gone to that river for like 4 days in a row to go fishing, with no luck at all...
xXxcodyCxXx1
xXxcodyCxXx1 - 6 years ago
too much talking, not enough fishing
silver birch outdoors
silver birch outdoors - 6 years ago
next time you guys should take tents and spend a few days there. beautiful place
skateboy005
skateboy005 - 6 years ago
more kayak fishing videos please! Their the best!!! 
Thomas Pajor
Thomas Pajor - 6 years ago
nice little chunky bass
Trevor Wilson
Trevor Wilson - 6 years ago
You can get little collapsing yak anchors for 15 bucks or so
Saltwaterfishin
Saltwaterfishin - 6 years ago
Great video!
Gregory Paradis
Gregory Paradis - 6 years ago
Come out to NC sometime and fish the farm ponds near me. 
FutureGamingMasters
FutureGamingMasters - 6 years ago
Which farm ponds do you fish, I also love in nc
MLG_Bass_Masters
MLG_Bass_Masters - 6 years ago
dude wish I was there and also I subbed can u sub back please
zebster05
zebster05 - 6 years ago
My cousin I started kayak river fishing last year.  The same thing happened to us.  It started getting dark and we had to put the rods up and paddle to get out before dark.  This year I am going to carry some overnight supplies in my kayak; just in case.  Loved the vid.
texasriveradventures
texasriveradventures - 6 years ago
 The river is completly different then any lake ive ever fished. Its not uncommon to go out and catch 50 fish in a day but a little rain will absolutely kill the bite. Where did y'all put in and take out at?
jtboll00
jtboll00 - 7 years ago
came here for fishing not two fags talking about burning calories
Nasty Habit Baits
Nasty Habit Baits - 7 years ago
Like the video's man! I'm a fellow yak fisherman myself and there is no better way to fish. Has anyone ever told you look like Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons? Lol I'm a Falcons fan by the way.
Jacob Ellis
Jacob Ellis - 7 years ago
I went to Bastrop in April and fished this river. The water was really clear and I didn't think I'd catch anything but I ended up catching a limit everyday. What surprised me most was there were smallmouth in here. Throw red eye shads and 1/2 oz football jigs
Im Elfine
Im Elfine - 7 years ago
What do you like better plastics or spoons i like plastics
Im Elfine
Im Elfine - 7 years ago
What do you like better plastics or spoons i like plastics
Mitchell Limp
Mitchell Limp - 7 years ago
Wow they needed 3 weeks of rest XD
curtis wright
curtis wright - 7 years ago
Hey Justin, great videos and I've been watching you on WFN. Say anytime your down in the central part of Texas around Mason. let me know, I'll show you parts of the Llano river you can Kayak. Come down for a couple of days and you can stay in our hunting cabin on our hunting ranch... Look me up on FB. Curtis Wright
wcyfadrill
wcyfadrill - 7 years ago
Wow
Mitchell Limp
Mitchell Limp - 7 years ago
Wow they need 3 weeks of rest XD

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fatelook
fatelook - 7 years ago
all that hard work getting out there and you didnt even keep em to eat later????
Chase  Little
Chase Little - 7 years ago
Thanks dude
LakeForkGuy
LakeForkGuy - 7 years ago
Not at all. College fishing is a club sport so it is as easy as signing up and getting involved with the club. From there you will usually have to qualify through your college club to go and fish those televised events you probably have seen.
Chase  Little
Chase Little - 7 years ago
Hey man just asking from some one who has experience when you get into college that has a good bass fishing program is it difficult to get involed in the collegiate tounaments?
LakeForkGuy
LakeForkGuy - 7 years ago
it was about an 8 hours deal
LakeForkGuy
LakeForkGuy - 7 years ago
Yeah! On the Road as usual!
LakeForkGuy
LakeForkGuy - 7 years ago
It's a club sport that operates like many of the other clubs there. There is an adviser but the club is run by the anglers. It is also one of the oldest fishing clubs in the country. The club pairs up boaters and non boaters and has 4 tournaments per semester. It is a lot of fun and there is no try outs, all levels of fishermen are in the club so there is a lot of knowledge passes around.
jnjnnin
jnjnnin - 7 years ago
GETFISHNOW is having a give away!!!!!!
lulu mink
lulu mink - 7 years ago
Thank you for the answer!
NewEngland Bassin
NewEngland Bassin - 7 years ago
HI everyone I just want to say great video! and if anyone wants to watch some good bass from New England and around there i would appreciate the views! We are going to upload more videos soon so please go watch and enjoy!
T.B.'s World!!!
T.B.'s World!!! - 7 years ago
Great Vid!!!! I would love to see an IN DEPTH INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO on pitch skipping with a baitcaster.
DAAOutdoorAdventures
DAAOutdoorAdventures - 7 years ago
Will you please check out our channel.We are starting a series of fishing and squirrel hunting.And dont forget bass fishing.thanks
vchang
vchang - 7 years ago
Dude I just saw you in fayetteville arkansas
Roger Connolly
Roger Connolly - 7 years ago
How long did that end up taking y'all? I love your vids, keep it up.
TurnMotion
TurnMotion - 7 years ago
It's a tough adventure and a good challenge
BBRbassfishing
BBRbassfishing - 7 years ago
Hey guys! If you have some extra time, check out my channel! I've been putting a lot of time into the last few videos! Give me your opinion! If you like it, subscribe! If not, Tell me why! Thanks, good fishing.
JerkBaitAddict
JerkBaitAddict - 7 years ago
What kind of kayak do you have? I'm looking in to buy one. Any leads will be greatly appreciated.
Loonytik
Loonytik - 7 years ago
When float fishing in a kayak you can figure on roughly 2 miles an hour in most normal flows.(i.e. when there's not a big release or heavy rainfall runoff). I usually calculate 1.7 miles/hour when fishing. Over that 16 miles I would have estimated 10-11 hours which would have left time for plenty of fishing, resting, and having lunch. How long did the trip take? Great video....better luck next time on the bass.
Christianvalx
Christianvalx - 7 years ago
Thats dedication right there
metiefly
metiefly - 7 years ago
Loving your adventures gentlemen! Get yourselves across to the Zambesi one day - you'll definitely create awesome memories!
Boosted98gsx
Boosted98gsx - 7 years ago
3:13. This is why it's best to use a true PADDLE craft up rivers and creeks.
Will James
Will James - 7 years ago
sweet video fork!
C. LaCivita
C. LaCivita - 7 years ago
have you ever fished in virginia? what is your favorite soft plastic?
leoisthebest123
leoisthebest123 - 7 years ago
its a guadalupe and they are only foun in texas
lulu mink
lulu mink - 7 years ago
How did he call the first fish? Guad? Quad? Isn't that a spotted bass?
ggalasso14
ggalasso14 - 7 years ago
Love those Hobie kayaks! Nice video!
Robert Davidson
Robert Davidson - 7 years ago
This is me and my son's favorite channel, keep up the good work man. Only thing better than watching ur channel on fishing....actually fishing!
Brewster Baits
Brewster Baits - 7 years ago
you should check out Brewster Baits, there awesome hand injected baits right out of cape cod MA
RinkRatTV
RinkRatTV - 7 years ago
Have you or salmon fishing in upper newyork for the salmon run?
Austin Griggs
Austin Griggs - 7 years ago
Awesome video pls check out my channel I do a lot of fishing videos thanks
Angler Dad
Angler Dad - 7 years ago
Great video!, it was funny watching the video, I've put in at that location and its a handful!
Harrison Faircloth
Harrison Faircloth - 7 years ago
Oh my god do more kayak fishing it's the best
MuggyCactus0217
MuggyCactus0217 - 7 years ago
Love your videos!!!!!!
BassFishingOnly
BassFishingOnly - 7 years ago
Is that the same thing as a shoal bass??
hltsolo
hltsolo - 7 years ago
like
Rob Gregg
Rob Gregg - 7 years ago
Another excellent vid!
liam lynch
liam lynch - 7 years ago
Honestly, the best fishing channel on youtube
BBRbassfishing
BBRbassfishing - 7 years ago
What?! No buzzbaits Craig?! Lol
Deku3
Deku3 - 7 years ago
can't wait to have my kayak, nice vid
Christian Sullivan
Christian Sullivan - 7 years ago
Good job
Ozone King
Ozone King - 7 years ago
you sure love the Kayak Fishing lately! Keep up the good videos
Jakobee Grills
Jakobee Grills - 7 years ago
31 view
RoW Halo
RoW Halo - 7 years ago
24th viewer
Bailey D
Bailey D - 7 years ago
Saw the Alpine badge at 0:54.Speakers? headunit?
Jake S
Jake S - 7 years ago
Great video man both informative and fun to watch

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