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Locating fish besides shoreline (sandpit)

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I'm in wichita kansas and primarily fish a 50 acre sandpit (oval shaped) and have had good luck the past month fishing shoreline structure but it seems the action is slowing down. The pits max depth is 22ft and the shore is maybe 15ft of shallow water (3ft) then rapidly drops to 20ft or so. Where would you guys look for the fish in a place like this besides the obvious shoreline?

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That drop off!  You describe a very bowl-like body of water... without structure like points, creeks, channels, etc., that drop off is about all you have.  If they don't like the skinny water, then they are either finding their comfort zone along that drop or suspending.

Do you have a boat? Sonar?  If so, look for irregularities along that drop off, or any form of off-shore cover/structure.

No boat?  Fish in the same area you had been previously catching fish, but further out.  I'd start by working a soft plastic or medium-deep diving crank up the drop.

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Yes I have a small boat and sonar. My question may seem to have an obvious answer (I know) but I'm just looking for extra little tips to help aid me in finding more. Thankyou for your tips!

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We're entering into the post spawn period here in KS. Those fish are backing off the banks and sitting along the first drop near the shoreline, or even pulling off into the center of the pond if there's cover or structure for them to hold on. What kind of forage is in the pond will also dictate where they're located. Some pits have shad or shiners that roam around and the bass follow suit. 

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7 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

We're entering into the post spawn period here in KS. Those fish are backing off the banks and sitting along the first drop near the shoreline, or even pulling off into the center of the pond if there's cover or structure for them to hold on. What kind of forage is in the pond will also dictate where they're located. Some pits have shad or shiners that roam around and the bass follow suit. 

Ok I kind of figured along that drop off or maybe even into the weeds that are at the bottom of said slope. It seems this pond has alot of bottom vegetation for a 20ft sandpit. Not complaining tho sometimes it's a good thing. Thank you for your help. It's very much appreciated.

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