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Fishing Around Bridges

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I fish in two different spots almost everytime I go fishing. Either its the river near my home or a lake thats formed by a river like most of Alabama's big lakes. Both of these have something in common though. They both have large bridges. One even has two bridges. Now looking at them I know by common sense that fish must be around them because its no different from cover or structure. But I just don't know how to approach it as far as how to fish it and what to fish with. How would you fish it?

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More important than the bridge itself to me is the point that is sometimes formed from the abutment.

For instance, the north side has a point and a steep drop off that sometimes holds fish: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=43.212222,-77.530432&spn=0.005794,0.009645&t=h&z=17

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if a column is in the water then I generally take a drop shop rig with a 4-5 inch worm and drop it down around the column. if there are rocks around the bridge then I take a crank and throw it against the rocks and run it into the rocks on the bottom. all the noise generally attracts fish.

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I like to fish piers when I go past a bridge. I normally start with a white buzz if they will hit it. If not, I try a white or chart. spinnerbait or a white/chart. 3/8 to 1/2 oz swim jig. When I use the swim jig I do a count down then swim. Sometimes it takes a count of 10 to get down to where the keepers are holding. Most of the time the fish are on the shady side.

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man I've got a lot to learn,I'd just keep fishing different stuff till I catch something.................then hone in on why i did.In order to catch more and bigger fish.I guess this is why I have a few bad days befor the good ones.

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