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  • What do you do when your fishing space is limited?

    Posted by unzeddnd on August 6, 2022 at 9:02 am

    My wife’s parents live near a private lake, it’s a two minute drive from theirs to a little open gate by the spill way. The gate is on a “vista point” and fishing accessible. So when I visit I’m up early and down there. Now the walking access is only like 150 foot. It’s got the point and the left side has the spill way. With some nice grassy bits and the right side is longer with a good deep rocky bit. Then the point leading into the heart of the lake. I like fishing there but it feels like it’s too small to spend any real time there. Know what I mean? Like I get a few casts in and it feels like I should move on, but I can’t. What would you do? Should I just throw worms and less disturbing bait? Or does none of that even matter (I’m still learning to bank fish)

    unzeddnd replied 1 week, 4 days ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
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  • shufflebuffle

    August 6, 2022 at 9:02 am

    You literally have the best setup possible for bank fishing. A point, a spillway, and a rocky drop off. There are bass a plenty there. Honestly, I could spend hours in a spot like that.

    This is the perfect place to develope and practice different techniques with different baits. Once you find what they are looking for that day, you will be quite pleased with consistent action for a good hour or so depending on weather, time of day, season.

    A few casts and moving on is not going to catch much fish. You have to sit there a while when you find a good spot. The first 10 to 20 casts may produce no strikes, but its drawing attention. Then on that 21st cast, boom. Also, switch up bait and presentation can produce a strike.

    Seriously, take full advantage of this spot, pratice with different baits, and be patient. And then, you can take what you learn from this honey hole and apply it elsewhere on other ponds and lakes.

    Bank fishing takes a lot of patience and a lot of casts, but the payout is worth the effort.

  • Ommageden

    August 6, 2022 at 9:02 am

    Can you kayak? Also from your pictures it seems fine. When you have less room just fish it more and slower.

  • Paulsur

    August 6, 2022 at 9:02 am

    You have that point, and all of that rocky bank on Pleasant Valley right?

    So you have a lot of real estate in good bass habitat.

    Learn it. Every single contour and depth, with every cast.

  • Zestyclose-Iron1530

    August 6, 2022 at 9:02 am

    Bro. Fish that spot till it’s dry. That sounds like a sweet setup. Since you have a limited area to fish, I would pick that place apart PIECE BY PIECE and master that area and what lures you are using. Just be patient bro.

  • Sv_gravlty

    August 6, 2022 at 9:02 am

    Definition of a honey hole! Fish every lure in your box and see what they like, vary presentation on the lures and take the time to develop tricks and patterns with them all that will attract the fish, challenge yourself to get a bass on something you’ve never tried. Good luck, tight lines!

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