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Strategies that work for you bank fishing
« on: March 25, 2017, 07:33:55 PM »

There's only a handful of techniques that I can honestly say that are effective for me while bank fishing. In my neck of the woods my bank fishing will consist of fishing a limestone lake, or urban canals that are bowl shaped and lined with limestone on either side.
Today I employed a strategy that works very well for me this time of year, and it involves a spinnerbait. I like fishing with big 1/2 oz spinnerbaits with big willow blades. I LOVE to wake fish these big baits over key areas. If there is nice bass around, they will either come up to investigate or simply ambush the spinnerbait and inhale it. Besides frog fishing this bait is my second favorite.
Here was the result of using this strategy  today. 


Side note: you may not catch a lot of fish by doing this, but when a fish does decide to bite while wake fishing, they are pretty nice.
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Re: Strategies that work for you bank fishing
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2017, 07:56:18 PM »

Congrats on the catch  ~c~   That's a nice looking bass there  ~shade
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Re: Strategies that work for you bank fishing
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2017, 08:02:25 PM »

Nice fish Lou!
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Re: Strategies that work for you bank fishing
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2017, 08:48:27 PM »

WTG, that's a nice Bass


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Re: Strategies that work for you bank fishing
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2017, 07:55:10 AM »

That's one bait I haven't fished to much. I might have to try it more often/ Nice fish. ;D
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Re: Strategies that work for you bank fishing
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 08:40:07 AM »

That's one bait I haven't fished to much. I might have to try it more often/ Nice fish. ;D

Lip, I found over the last few years that spinnerbaiting is very versatile technique. I know for a fact that I'm under utilizing it since I mainly throw this bait in the spring and only use 2 styles of them.

Lip, when you get out fishing again, give this bait a try.  ~gf

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Re: Strategies that work for you bank fishing
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2017, 10:18:23 AM »

Lip, I found over the last few years that spinnerbaiting is very versatile technique. I know for a fact that I'm under utilizing it since I mainly throw this bait in the spring and only use 2 styles of them.

Lip, when you get out fishing again, give this bait a try.  ~gf
I would have to feed the monkey cause I might have a couple of them in my tackle box only. lo lo Wonder if I could trade him some GY Senkos for some  lo lo NOT never get ride of my GY Senkos  ;D
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Re: Strategies that work for you bank fishing
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2017, 10:19:51 AM »

I would have to feed the monkey cause I might have a couple of them in my tackle box only. lo lo Wonder if I could trade him some GY Senkos for some  lo lo NOT never get ride of my GY Senkos  ;D
Lol... hold on to them. Get out there and go fishing again.
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Re: Strategies that work for you bank fishing
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2017, 10:24:20 AM »

Nice fish Lou!
I have never used a spinnerbait.
I usually start with a crankbait or jerkbait to cover water and move to worms or swimbaits.
I would have to give it a try.
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Re: Strategies that work for you bank fishing
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2017, 10:25:28 AM »

Nice fish Lou!
I have never used a spinnerbait.
I usually start with a crankbait or jerkbait to cover water and move to worms or swimbaits.
I would have to give it a try.
Thanks J102, it's a fun bait, and with big fish capabilites at any moment.
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Re: Strategies that work for you bank fishing
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2017, 01:20:50 PM »

I think I am cursed when I try spinner baits. I always get snagged on something and loose them


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Re: Strategies that work for you bank fishing
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2017, 02:01:43 PM »

I've only caught small bass on them. lol

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Re: Strategies that work for you bank fishing
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2017, 02:48:08 PM »

That's one of the things I like about a spinnerbait. You may not catch all the bass that come up to investigate them but that does get them to show themselves. I know from experience that a bank fisherman usually only has one rod, but if you can find a way to bring a second then having some kind of follow-up bait rigged may convert some of those followers into catches.  :-*

I think a lot of anglers under-utilize spinnerbaits. I know guys who think they are obsolete and don't even own any which is just fine with me.  ;) :)
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Re: Strategies that work for you bank fishing
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2017, 06:16:44 PM »

Went out to the same location today again, but this time ZERO....  lo That's fishing for you.  lo
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Re: Strategies that work for you bank fishing
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2017, 11:33:00 PM »

Nice fish Lou.
This time of year there is a lake I fish that I wont leave home without spinner baits. I catch a mixed bag of bass and pike with them.
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Re: Strategies that work for you bank fishing
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2017, 11:33:54 PM »

My strategy is to launch my boat.. lol

Seriously though. I fish off the dock and toss everything but a crank.
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Re: Strategies that work for you bank fishing
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2017, 07:43:43 AM »

Nice fish Lou!  ~c~

I DEFINITELY UNDERUTILIZED THEM!

Got TONS of them......in WI. they definitely are PIKE magnets! (and they DESTROY them after a single fish) Your talking HairPin Spinners....right?

When I do use them I burn them (similar to your technique), slow roll them and everything in-between.

I tend to use a Bladed Jig more.

Great SHARE Lou!!
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