My first kayak trip this year was met with some very muddy water. We have had record level floods, which made the lake look more like chocolate milk than water!
I fished a small lake at winter pool. You couldn’t launch a boat in the lake because the only boat ramp is still on dry ground.
In muddy cold water, I like to use bright lures that make a lot of vibration so the fish can find the bait. I used a Berkley Flicker Shad on this trip. This crankbait has a tight wobbling action that I like. It also has rattles, so the fish can hear the bait coming through the water.
I only managed a few bites on this trip, but with the water conditions the way they were I was very happy with that. If all the fish I catch are this big, I will have a great year!