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Author Topic: Bank fishing during the spawn - Cover water and slow down!  (Read 220 times)

fishballer06

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If you live up north, chances are your fish are spawning right now or are getting ready to spawn. If you are a bank fishermen, this is your best time of the year to catch not only numbers, but size too! If you have clear water and can sight fish, then that makes your job pretty easy. But if you have dirty water, you don't have this luxury and you need to find another way to locate fish. So let me tell you a little story of how I caught a few fish last night from the bank and how it can help you catch fish during the spawn in dirty water.

When you have spawning fish, they are generally in shallower areas and close to the bank. A bank fishermans dream, right? Locating fish can be pretty easy even in dirtier water. I set out last night with one rod and a jig tied on. My approach last night was to fan cast and swim my jig around the shore. More often than not, bedding bass will bump your lure without actually fully eating the bait. They're more or less just trying to get the bait (or predator) away from their bed. So while swimming my bait through areas, once I felt a bump, I knew there was a fish there. I'd then make a follow up cast and drag my jig along the bottom, bringing it over the fishes bed. This proved to be successful for me with all 4 fish that bit while I was swimming my jig around.

This same theory can be applied when fishing from a boat. Once you get bit in an area, slow down and thoroughly fish that area. Chances are, there are more than one fish in the area. More often than not, a fish may bump a moving bait, but they'll eat a slow moving bait.
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Re: Bank fishing during the spawn - Cover water and slow down!
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2019, 11:25:54 AM »



In Nebraska, they’re on beds. This one got a little upset with a green pumpkin nutech jig.


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Re: Bank fishing during the spawn - Cover water and slow down!
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 11:28:47 AM »

That's a nice chunk right there.  ~c~
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