ol'crickety Posted March 19 Share Posted March 19 There's a great article on the BR front page by M.L. Anderson. Anderson wrote that Rick Clunn said that bass relate to structure 98% of the time. At the end of the article, Anderson also shares this: "One of the hardest things to learn is how long to stay on a spot or a pattern before giving up on it. Clunn knows the current pattern can change during the day, so he calls it current, not "all day." While leaving, biting fish is a mistake, so is dying on a spot. O.T. Fears says he’s caught as many as forty fish off a single treetop. One year in the AllStar Bass Championship, Rob VanderKooi, and his partner won with a 42-pound 6-fish limit, all caught off one tree. If you're catching fish consistently, it can pay to stay put." Have you ever plucked bass after bass from one piece of structure, like apples off a tree? I did. Once. I was wading a point on the north shore of Lake Michigan and catching nothing. I must have waded a mile, casting and not catching. Then I saw a rock about the size of a VW, the only vertical rock I'd seen on this submerged plain of rock. I cast and caught a bass. If I made a hundred casts, I at least had a hit on 97 of them. All the bass on that shallow expanse were clustered around that one rock. There was a guy wading about 30 yards away. He watched me catch fish after fish while he caught none. I waved him over to join me. He said, "Thanks, but they can't all be where you're fishing." But they were. All around one rock. Do you have a similar story? 20 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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