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Any advice on potential Kayak Fishing spots?

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So I'm getting ready to go up to Mark Twain next Wednesday and Thursday, and for what it's worth, so far the forecast seems to suggest that it won't rain, but will be windy coming from the Northwest. I will probably be limited to using a kayak so I won't be able to cover a whole lot of area and the wind will be a pain in the rear, yet at the same time I wanted to see what "new" spots I can try to fish there since I've never really strayed much from the ramp at Ray Behrens.

In short I wanted to see if others have any suggestions on good accesses to try out, that are close to Ray Behrens, since I'll be staying nearby there. I'll probably mainly fish for crappie, but I wouldn't mind catching catfish, white bass, you name it, too.

Personally I wanted to try out a spot off of route BB, across the Robert E Allen Recreation Area. There seems to be a more primitive ramp and parking lot there judging by google maps, that leads into what's referred to as Pigeon Roast Creek Arm. I feel like that might work out good, cause there's still some land across that might block the wind a bit, and there's still some brush in that arm that I can try out for crappie. Any ideas guys? 

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Two weeks ago I put my kayak in at Sandy Creek which is north of Indian Creek Marina. The COE ramp cost 3.00 to use. Sandy Creek is good kayak water but the fish were not cooperating that day. Also 20 mph winds made it tough to paddle back. Good luck.

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Yeah, 20 mph winds definitely don't sound fun at all. If the forecast holds true I will be contending with ~17 mph winds the first day, and ~12 mph winds the 2nd day. If you don't mind me asking what about Sandy Creek makes it good kayak water compared to some other spots? Better protection from wind, less distance between promising spots, less boating traffic, etc? I'm kind of hoping that Pigeon Roost Creek area that I'm considering hitting up as the first spot, doesn't get much boat traffic and provides good protection from the wind. Those two qualities are probably my top considerations. 

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This was my first kayak trip to Mark Twain. I like this area because there was not any fast moving boat traffic, lots of timber to tie off to and plenty of places to pull on to shore. I have not fished any other parts of the lake in my yak.

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there is an access/ramp just north of Perry on the very upper end of Lick Creek, right by the bridge.  And not far from Ray B.  If the wind isn't too bad, I would recommend Pigeon Roost, which you mentioned originally.  But once you get out of the little cove where the road ends in the water, it will be pretty wide open to any wind that is not out of the east. 

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9 hours ago, artinstpmo said:

This was my first kayak trip to Mark Twain. I like this area because there was not any fast moving boat traffic, lots of timber to tie off to and plenty of places to pull on to shore. I have not fished any other parts of the lake in my yak.

You know the pulling on to shore is one thing I haven't put much thought into. I'm pretty sure I'll need to think about it too since I'll have to get out and find someplace to take a leak at some point. Last time I remember the shore around the coves near Ray Behren's being a bit too steep to make it easy to get out of my kayak to stretch out a bit.

7 hours ago, Jerry Rapp said:

there is an access/ramp just north of Perry on the very upper end of Lick Creek, right by the bridge.  And not far from Ray B.  If the wind isn't too bad, I would recommend Pigeon Roost, which you mentioned originally.  But once you get out of the little cove where the road ends in the water, it will be pretty wide open to any wind that is not out of the east. 

I think you're talking about the Duane Wheelan recreation area Jerry. I was thinking of checking that spot out too. Honestly the most attractive reason to try Pigeon Roost first, was cause it looked to me (emphasis on looked) like it might protect from the NW wind forecast, the best, being in a relatively narrow and "deep" north-south arm with plenty of trees on either side of the arm. You don't think it's going to be much help once I get into the main arm of pigeon roost? Looks like now the forecast wind direction will be more from the NNW too. Bummer, think it would be better if were from the NW like initially mentioned, at least for pigeon roost. 

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Pigeon roost is plenty narrow. if you put in at Robert Allen and stay to the right along the bank you would come around to Pigeon roost and it would not be difficult.  and i do not think the wind would be bad in there.

 

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Blazerman, I'll probably just put in from the boat ramp at the end of BB since that would cut down even more on the driving and paddling. Man, I'm getting excited. Got less than a full day left before I'm there. Can't wait. Though I still have a good bit of preparations to finish.

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i used to put in on the 107 boat ramp with my canoe and fish the cove right next to the ramp short paddle so many trees and stumps most of the big boats cant get to deep in there even though it looks over fished its not i always did well there like 5 yrs ago but havent fished it in a long time  good luck 

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