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Going to Chewacla State Park in Alabama. One time thing so I don’t know what to throw where to fish etc.

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When ever I go to a lake that is new to me, I look for stuff that I am comfortable fishing, and expand/explore from there.

 

My personal comfort zones are shallow water cover, like matted grass, boat docks, laydowns,etc...

 

I am also right at home fishing deeper submerged grass, deep and shallow grass lines, as well as deeper rock piles/sunken boats/misc junk in the water.

 

The first thing I do on a new body of water is fish shallow, there are always fish shallow. Once I see the quality of the fish up there, I either keep doing it if they are above average, or go look for better fish in deeper grass, or explore any points/humps/edges that I find.

 

 

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Just looked up a little bit about this place, looks like a smallish body of water. Personally I would pack a buzzbait, junebug colored plastic worms and maybe some paddle tail shad grubs. Those 3 things catch fish anywhere, especially muddy swamp water 

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See if you can find a map of the lake on-line or get a view of it on Google Earth. Two areas to key on are points and humps or islands.  Pick out a few areas you think would be productive and you can fish with baits you're familiar with and have confidence in.  A topwater, spinnerbait or crank to run the mid-depth range (a lipless is a good choice) and a bottom presentation like a worm, jig, or drop shot.The last thing you want to do is try out a new presentation on a new lake. :ok-wink:

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You are fishing in the same regional area so familiar with weather, cover types and bass species. I would look at both lake maps and satellite overhead photos of the lake to determine familiar structure and cover. Next check out local fish reports.

Shoukdn't be too difficult to locate a starting area and biuld on what you experience.

Good luck, always fun to fish new places.

Tom 

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Throw a Senko at shoreline cover.  :lol:

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