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Tough bank fishing at the local kettle lakes right now any tips?

Thanks, steve

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Tough bank fishing at the local kettle lakes right now any tips?

Thanks, steve

Why do you blame the slow fishing on turnover?

First there must be a thermocline layer established to turnover and without a boat and a good sonar unit, it's difficult to know a thermocline existed. If you smell a sulfur like odor and see floating patches of lake bottom scum or debris and off color water, then a turnover may have occurred.

There is nothing you can do until the water column settles down and the bass and prey fish re establish new locations and feeding patterns. Dieing aquatic vegetation is normal as the seasonal period transitions from fall to winter, that isn't a turnover.

Being shore bound makes it difficult to move around easily or fish the steeper deeper water areas and that is where you should start.

Tom

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slow down..and then slow down some more. this was from another post i made on bank fishing this time of year:

patients, soft plastics and fresh water. trying to get a bite this time of year can almost be painful but can still yield great results so stick with it. try dead sticking a 5" weightless senko (add light weight if ur in 10ft+ water)...wait 20-30 seconds...twitch/shake or drag once or twice (wacky rig is more for vertical bite/dead stick; t-rig drags easier). fan cast to a few good spots and if nothing relocate up shore to fresh water. you can fish soft plastic 'slow' by keeping them on the bottom and at the same time 'fast' by covering water/hiking. that combo gets me the best results. find the shore that has the closest access to deep water. you'll do much better accessing deep water from a kayak/canoe or boat.

did you read this thread?

http://www.bassresou.../page__hl__ ika

good luck

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I do the opposite during turnover, I speed up. Get out a spinnerbait, trap, squarebill, or heavy jig and just start making as many casts as possible so you but your bait in front of as many fish as possible. You probably still won't catch many but chances are you'll get a few of them to react.

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I do the opposite during turnover, I speed up. Get out a spinnerbait, trap, squarebill, or heavy jig and just start making as many casts as possible so you but your bait in front of as many fish as possible. You probably still won't catch many but chances are you'll get a few of them to react.

I agree. Right now at my local quarry lakes we have been crushing fish casting squarebills over rip rap and bouncing them off of rocks and stumps. Same with spinnerbaits.

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Thanks for the tips guys.

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