How To Fish A Big Lake By Shore
Posted April 02 2012 - 08:54 PM
George S. Patton
Posted April 02 2012 - 09:48 PM
Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you you have. Thomas Edison
Posted April 02 2012 - 10:07 PM
Posted April 03 2012 - 09:50 AM
Well, are you going to be fishing from a boat or aren't you? Regardless, all fishermen turn a big lake into a series of small lakes. The advantage of having a boat is that one can move from a small lake to another small lake much faster. If you are constrained to fishing from the bank, then your big lake becomes nothing more than a small pond. The size of your lake is the distance of your cast, as it is with all fishermen when they first cast their lures. The trick is to find the right lure at the right place at the right time. There are tons of articles on this site that can lead you in the right direction. Please read them.
Two good quotes to use, there is an even better one followed by these two which ask's that you read some of the articals, they are very good and can help you a lot.
Before I purchaced my first boat I fished from shore a lot myself, as Long Mike states the size of your lake is the distance of your cast, that means you must make the most of the area that you choose, I would look for an area that has a couple of lay downs with some type of grass or lilly pads.
Coves, if you can get to them, often hold places such as this and offer some pretty good fishing from the bank.
Other places to think about are public landings, docks, peirs etc...in some cases you may be granted permission from property owners that will allow you access to fish from their boat docks and banks, most are not too friendly to this kind of thing, but it never hurts to ask.
If it is a public lake, chances are there is a map of it somewhere local, Google maps also offer good detail with pictures that will show you what coves offer the best cover.
As always, safety is the most important thing to keep in mind when locating a spot to fish so be careful.
I have also found that when it comes to friends, a good friend will come and bail you out of jail, but best friends will be right there beside you saying d**n that was fun !!!
Posted April 03 2012 - 05:56 PM
Find em fish em
Posted April 04 2012 - 08:56 PM
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Posted April 09 2012 - 08:28 PM
George S. Patton