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So I have spent a great deal of time fishing "Humps", "Reefs", "Points", "Ledges" and "Drops" up here. I like to think I have a pretty good handle on the where and when to fish these particular structures based on current/wind/temp/season.

Over the last few days I have been pouring over charts/Navionics and finding a bunch of "holes" or "Anti Humps" all over the lake. I started as a Trout guy and know the fishing the leading and tail ends of pools in a river can be productive. These holes on the lake bottom look just like the pools in a river, minus 99% of the current.

There are a lot that are 40-60 feet wide and drop 5-12 feet (at the deepest spot).

Is it worth spending much time on these or have you found that they just don't hold enough fish/quality to be worth spending much time on? I don't recall ever seeing articles or shows on fishing this sort of cover, just curious if anyone actually does?

Thanks all

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I fish holes the same as ledges. On the Tennessee River last summer we found two close to each

other and relatively small. The holes dropped several feet into a 14' floor. All our fish were caught

on the upstream edge just as out bait dropped.

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It's definitely worth a look, it provides a great ambush spot, depending on where it's located in the lake/river. If it has another piece of structure near or in it - rock, stump, laydown etc. - even better. The slightest drop in elevation can be a bass magnate.

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So I have spent a great deal of time fishing "Humps", "Reefs", "Points", "Ledges" and "Drops" up here. I like to think I have a pretty good handle on the where and when to fish these particular structures based on current/wind/temp/season.

Over the last few days I have been pouring over charts/Navionics and finding a bunch of "holes" or "Anti Humps" all over the lake. I started as a Trout guy and know the fishing the leading and tail ends of pools in a river can be productive. These holes on the lake bottom look just like the pools in a river, minus 99% of the current.

There are a lot that are 40-60 feet wide and drop 5-12 feet (at the deepest spot).

Is it worth spending much time on these or have you found that they just don't hold enough fish/quality to be worth spending much time on? I don't recall ever seeing articles or shows on fishing this sort of cover, just curious if anyone actually does?

Thanks all

Technically depressions are a structure element, not cover. The edges are a break, the bottom of those depressions could be filled with muck that robs DO, if the bottom is rocky, then it could hold some prey.

If the depression has a spring, very good cold water period location; the spring water would keep the depression warmer.

Trust your sonar and survey the spots in deeper water, fish them if you see any signs of fish.

Your bass are more than likely smallies where you fish and they tend to roam around a lot, so it may be necessary to recheck those spots occasionally.

Tom

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