finding schooling bass? / good report
so ive read a great report from krogers79, and have seen in the past reports about finding these schools of bass and tearing them up. my question is not where is the secret spot or spots, but what is the best approach to finding my own. i have sidescan / downscan . when im slowly cruising around pockets and coves i sometimes see the large obvious schools of something big maybe at the bottom or suspended, but then i am not sure where exactly they are, 5ft behind me? 30 feet? then i cast out a rattletrap or crank and keep looking at the sonar and seems like theyre gone or were never there. i guess looking for actual bait would help.
also, do schools tend to hang out in deeper , wider water , like the main channel , or would u start with parts o the lake that make them funnel , like a cut through or end of a long narrow cove.
any tips would be cool, again, not asking for a spot location, just a tip on finding schools, id love to hit some.
on another note, i have fished all week with good results. im pretty much just using trick worms on swivel or shakey head jigs bc it works! if it aint broke dont fix it. green with chartruse tip tail works, bruised banana, and junebug with purple and blue flakes is killlllling it. jones mill cove has been a guarentee good keeper or 2 everyday, no matter what time. near the old boat ramp is awesome.
another fun area is near firmans hole. im not actually fishing the spot others are talking about but if u go a couple of points south of that, u will see a point that almost has 2 points on one. i hang out about 50ft from the bank and cast into the ditch inbetween those points and have been killing it. its hard to keep the boat still bc the wind on that main lake is strong but i just make several passes and drag a trick worm slowly to the boat. also the next point south, towards 4corners is great. (brian this may be the one u are talking about, itd be the last point if u were leaving 4corners)
i have been taking my girlfriend with me the last two weeks. i begged her to come for some reason, and now she is hooked . i mean addicted. she only talks about that feeling of the rod tugging and setting the hook, this is a girl who never fished bc her dad was an angry fisherman when she was young and wouldnt take the time to show her things and it scarred her image on fishing. i have alotta patience and showed her how to tie a palomar knot and rig a trick worm and cast a spinning rod. she catches more than me now everytrip and i cant go to my garage and look at my boat without her asking if im going to the lake today. i love it!!
brian we will be hiring u sooner than later. i figure i can get her guided trips for presents from now on…..score!
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