Freshwater Bucket-Mouth Bass Fishing While Testing New Kayak Motor
Just a few weeks ago I did something a bit outside of the norm for me!
I went freshwater bass fishing while testing the new Bixpy Kayak Motor and it was an absolute blast.
And all I did was use the same lures and tactics as saltwater fishing!!
Check it out!
Freshwater Bass Fishing While Testing New Kayak Motor [VIDEO]
- Rod Used: Bull Bay Bolt 7’6″ Med-Hvy/Fast
- Reel Used: Daiwa BG MQ 2500
- Mainline: 10lb Daiwa J-Braid x8 Grand Braid
- Leader: 20 lb Ande Monofilament
- Lure #1: Z-Man Eye Strike Chatterbait
- Lure #2: Z-Man Slam Shady Paddletails
Note: Here’s a list of my core assortment of lures that I take out on every trip in case you’d like to see my most trusted lures: Panhandle Big Bend Inshore Tackle Bundle
I had the opportunity to test out the brand-new motor system from Bixpy while freshwater bass fishing!
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So I set up their new motor and battery system on my own kayak to check it out.
While I was out on Lake Seminole, I had to throw a few lures to try and rip some lips too!!
To start, I made my way over to some docks on the shoreline to pitch a chatter bait.
I was looking for bedding bass or feeding bass in the grass and around docks in shallow water.
It didn’t take long to find just what I was looking for.
I bounced the chatter bait several times over a bass sitting in a bed in the mud right in front of me with no luck.
So I changed it up and reeled the lure without bouncing it and completely stopped on top of the bed.
That slight change was the exact move I needed to make to trigger strikes.
After I pulled out the first fish, I came up on another shoreline with sawgrass.
From there I looked for small openings or cut-outs in the sawgrass to pitch the chatter bait in.
I tried laterally casting against the shoreline but that didn’t trigger many strikes.
It was not until I started pitching the lure into pockets that I started catching fish.
I ended up catching a few more fish on that grass line before packing in and heading back home.
Bixpy Kayak Motor
To test the Bixpy Kayak Motor, I did have to switch out the pedal drive for the Bixpy motor and have the kill switch in place.
I made the 3-mile trip back home and the battery started to flash and alert me it was getting low just as I got back to my truck.
All in all, I got a 6-mile trip out of one full charge of the new Bixpy battery.
One thing I will point out about the Bixpy motor is that it is very susceptible to getting grass stuck in the prop.
This is worth taking note of if you are fishing in lakes with lots of grass and plant life growing on the bottom.
Also, the battery itself is 25 lbs which is a major factor for small watercraft.
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