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Hi all.  

 

I will be leaving for vacation next week to Delaware.  The place we stay at has 2 man made ponds that I have fished before. I use google earth to scope out new places normally but recently I have been trying to study a body of water before i go to a new place or somewhere I haven't been to in a while. 

 

I took a screenshot of one of the two.  The Orange arrows I placed is the question i have. The area where light green and dark green line meet,  is that a weed line or is that depth change? I'm a bank fisherman with no fancy electronics.. so finding weed lines or break lines under the surface  without the depth finders can be difficult. 

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17 minutes ago, RMB24 said:

I took a screenshot of one of the two.  The Orange arrows I placed is the question i have. The area where light green and dark green line meet,  is that a weed line or is that depth change?

Without knowing when the shot was taken, it's hard to tell.

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20 minutes ago, RMB24 said:

The area where light green and dark green line meet,  is that a weed line or is that depth change?

It could be both the weed line and a drop off.  Do you recall how relatively deep it is toward the center?  Like, how many seconds it takes for the bait to hit the bottom?  At any rate, it doesn't appear to be a huge pond, and you should be able to find the fish in no time.

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6 minutes ago, MN Fisher said:

Without knowing when the shot was taken, it's hard to tell.

This was taken in March 2007. The place we stay is called Bayvilleshores in Fenwick Island,DE. 

 

7 minutes ago, J Francho said:

It could be both the weed line and a drop off.  Do you recall how relatively deep it is toward the center?  Like, how many seconds it takes for the bait to hit the bottom?  At any rate, it doesn't appear to be a huge pond, and you should be able to find the fish in no time.

When I was down there last summer I want to say maybe 5 seconds with a 1/8th oz Texas rig worm 

 

To me I think it looks like depth change. 

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3 minutes ago, RMB24 said:

To me I think it looks like depth change. 

Given the time of year, I'd have to agree with that.

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6 minutes ago, RMB24 said:

Ok with that being said , that is considered structure correct ? 

No, you called it right the first time - a breakline.

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Good, my gut feeling was right 😃. I will be down there on Saturday untill the following Saturday. In Google earth I measured from where the breakline starts off shore to the bank and says its approximately 20ft. Gonna have to keep a mental note of that for that area. 

 

This is my home body of water in Northeast PA I go to 90% of the time. There is a beaver d**n just to the right of the beach area about 30'.  I get hung up a lot on this side ( thanks beavers ). I throw general bass jigs with a trailer,  spinner bait's,  recently bought a buzz bait but for some reason i cant keep it on the surface with out really cranking the reel or else it stays about a foot below the surface.   I know its deep down here i think 20 ft in the general area of where what I think is a pump house and is usually pretty poor visibility depth  about 1-1/2 feet.  On the right side is where the beavers built a dam, but its pretty shallow and is a lot clearer water.  A spring comes down off the mountain  on that side too, which I would fish around but its through thick brush and high weeds. The only way to get there is by boat which there are 2 there to use but kids in the neighborhood come over to swim and use them and jump out and swim back to shore.  Its tough fishing here, been fishing it for about 3 years now and still having trouble producing anything from it. 

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It could be both.  In heavily weeded lakes the weed line often stops at a break line.  This happens often on the lakes I fish in south Florida.   Break lines can be as much as 10 feet with the weed line ending at the top of the break.

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If the image was captured in March, in Delaware, it's unlikely there any weeds.

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Does anyone out there know how to update the Google satellite image to a later date?

 

If so, can you share it with us?

 

Thanks.

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1 hour ago, Sam said:

Does anyone out there know how to update the Google satellite image to a later date?

 

If so, can you share it with us?

 

Thanks.

To look at images from history you need to go to , View then go down to Historical. Then just move the slider to what time of year you want to view. 

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It looks like this image is from March so that time of year its just a depth change. In the summer I would expect all of that brown area you see around the pond to grow weeds. Most new ponds in developments are staggered this way with almost a terrace-like appearance when they first create the pond. 

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22 hours ago, J Francho said:

It could be both the weed line and a drop off.

I agree. I love using imagery when planning trips to new water. When I actually went to this spot I found both shallow structure and beds. The best discovery, however, was some nice bass hanging out around those spots.

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Just now, Squarebill79 said:

It looks like this image is from March so that time of year its just a depth change. In the summer I would expect all of that brown area you see around the pond to grow weeds. Most new ponds in developments are staggered this way with almost a terrace-like appearance when they first create the pond. 

I scrolled through several dates to find a good image to see better details, so thats how I ended up with March.  I know its pretty dingy that resembles pea soup this time of year. 

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Just now, RMB24 said:

I scrolled through several dates to find a good image to see better details, so thats how I ended up with March.  I know its pretty dingy that resembles pea soup this time of year. 

Gotcha, yeah, right now its probably weeds so I would just throw a T-Rig or a Wacky rigged senko and work it from the deep water up those small dropoffs into the weeds. Bass should be laying in the weeds where there is also access to deeper water close. Really, you can probably catch bass all around this pond as it looks like its pretty small and has a nice 3-4 foot ledge most of the way around it. 

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There are actually 2 ponds at the place we will be staying. There is a nice dock along the area by the pool. Most of the shore line is tough to get near the waters edge cause of high grass or cat tail like vegetation.. they are not cat tails but grow the same way.. just know what they actually are.  Then there is also the Bay which i tried to fish last year but didnt get any bites.  I think there may be strippers in there.. the name of the bay is Little Assawoman Bay.  

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I would have a hard time with fishing if there were strippers around.  😳

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Even if it was weeds in that image, weed areas will change based upon things like seasonality and pond maintenance.

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37 minutes ago, Pickle_Power said:

I would have a hard time with fishing if there were strippers around.  😳

Never caught one, but from videos i've seen they look to be quite the handful lol

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1 hour ago, Pickle_Power said:

I would have a hard time with fishing if there were strippers around.  😳

Trolling while chumming with singles seems to work best...

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5 hours ago, Sam said:

Does anyone out there know how to update the Google satellite image to a later date?

 

If so, can you share it with us?

 

Thanks.

You need to have the google earth pro on your desktop. Going to the web page is not enough. No worries it's free. 

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4 hours ago, Bass Junke said:

You need to have the google earth pro on your desktop. Going to the web page is not enough. No worries it's free. 

Thanks, Bass. I have Google Earth Pro and will check it out to see if I can find where to go to update the photos.

Thanks,

Sam

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30 minutes ago, Sam said:

Thanks, Bass. I have Google Earth Pro and will check it out to see if I can find where to go to update the photos.

Thanks,

Sam

Don't be too surprised if they're not 'current'. I have the latest update to G-Earth Pro, and the pic of my house is still back from May 2018.

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