Old Town Canoes & Kayaks takes on bass ace Combs
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Old Town Canoes & Kayaks has signed up Bassmaster Elite Series pro and 2017 Bassmaster Classic competitor, Keith Combs.
The sponsorship will include a social media component called ‘Fishing Tip Friday’ on Old Town’s Facebook page, a monthly kayak bass fishing video series hosted by Combs. The series will cover everything from seasonal tactics to specific bass techniques for kayak anglers.
Combs says that he accepted Old Town’s offer for exactly the same reasons all anglers are taking to the sport – accessibility.
“My wife and I were tired of daydreaming about all the hard-to-access bass waters within 50 miles of our house. Some of these lakes you just can’t get a big boat into, so I gravitated to the Old Town Predator PDL, which is made in the US. It’s fast, quiet, and the pedal drive makes it super fishable from a standing or sitting position, even for a bigger guy like me,” says Combs.
“A lot of times we keep it simple, just load up with a couple rods each, a small selection of tackle, and go. On bigger waters – or when bass are out deep – we attach the Humminbird Helix 7 SI GPS GEN2 fishfinder to RAM mounts – but most of the time it’s about sneaking into shallow cover and throwing a lot of spinnerbaits, just like I did when I was a kid. Pretty hard to beat fish blowing up on a spinnerbait!”
Combs says kayak fishing has taught him a few things he may utilise on tour.
“You see a lot when you’re that stealthy and close to the water. I can get up into some pretty tight places and watch how the fish behave. These are the kind of spots I’m trying to pitch or flip to from a big boat, but with the Predator PDL I’m practically on top of them, watching how the bass behave. Let’s just say I’ve learned some things from that.”