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OKAY GUYS    I'm fishin Belews Lake in NC and havin NO LUCK whatsoever.  I've used shadraps....topwater...spinners...worms...lizards...wow!  Im really at a  loss here guys   anybody got any suggestions?    by the way      I'm bank fishing  :-?

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tough to bank fish this time of year   there are 2 things u can do though that might catch fish    if it is a calm day try a jerkbait   if the weather isnt as ideal try a jig or shakeyhead    with the jig or shakeyhead  vary your retrieve til you find out what the bass want

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I spent a little time with jigs.   but a 3 bucks a pop they're a little expensive to keep losing    lol             I am gonna buy some shakey heads         I've been fishing points and rocky ledges      maybe I need a floating deep running crank????????

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Go with the Shakey head :)

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OKAY GUYS I'm fishin Belews Lake in NC and havin NO LUCK whatsoever. I've used shadraps....topwater...spinners...worms...lizards...wow! Im really at a loss here guys anybody got any suggestions? by the way      I'm bank fishing :-?

My friend, it 's not a matter of with what you are fishing, it 's a matter of when, where and how. That 's why it 's called fishing and not called catching. If it were that easy, casting a bait and reeling in a fish, anybody could catch fish all the time, however, such is not the case.

Instead of me suggesting with what I 'm going to suggest you should begin by reading thoroughly BR 's Fishing Articles section, there are tons of techniques, explanations, images that will help you understandthe when, where and how.

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well I realize why it's called fishin.   techniques is definitely what I was askin for.   I've never been in a situation where I was doin alot of bank fishin.   thought there might be some things I wasn't factorin in.   but thanks, I'll remember that about castin out and reelin in a fish

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For the better part of my life I fished from the bank and even though I now have a boat not always I fish from it, I still many times fish from the bank. The hardest part of fishing is locating the fish, no matter what bait you fish with, no matter how polished your fishing techniques are if you are not fishing where the fish are you are not going to catch them, that 's called location and the basic rule in the real estate business and what makes a property worth what is worth is location, the same can be applied to fishing, what makes the fish be there and you can break it in structure and cover.

Structure can be seen, touched, figured out; if you are fishing from the bank not only you are seeing it, you are walking and standing on it. Structural features that attratct the fish to them are there, it 's that you haven 't analized them, you see the forest but you don 't see the trees. We know that certain structural features like humps, drop offs, flats, ledges, points, etc, attract fish to them, it may be year round, seasonal round or even throughout the day round but have you actually done the effort of doing an analisys of them ?

The same applies to cover and how it relates to structure and structural features.

The difference between a consistent angler and an inconsistent one is not in the baits he uses, it 's the ability in finding where the fish are in a particular moment in time.

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OKAY GUYS    I'm fishin Belews Lake in NC and havin NO LUCK whatsoever.  I've used shadraps....topwater...spinners...worms...lizards...wow!  Im really at a  loss here guys   anybody got any suggestions?    by the way      I'm bank fishing  :-?

What size/color baits have you tried?

Do you know around how deep the water you are fishing?

Suggestions

*Rattles Traps 1in - 2in Try the bleeding shad/minnow

*Senko - A shad type color

*Structure/Grass/Weeds - Look for any type of cover bass will usually be hiding here especially in this time of year

*The weather - Try picking either the next day after a "warm" front (40º-50º) and or a day of or after a clear sky sunny day.

If you cannot catch them with lures try real bait

or

You could always go for crappie

Check your pm I have someone who can help you and even probably take you out on Belews lake

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im guessin that you are probably fishing those lures either in unproductive places or too fast. Do some research on techniques for all those lures you used. If all else fails, fish very slowly.

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im guessin that you are probably fishing those lures either in unproductive places or too fast. Do some research on techniques for all those lures you used. If all else fails, fish very slowly.

i had a hard time with this too...fishing slow i mean...but now i have got better at having more patience and it has paid off....like it has been said here before...if you think your fishing slow, slow down some more.

Cliff

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F150fishinNC...No disrespect to the other guys but I grew up miles away from Belews and won some tourneys there so maybe I can help?

First to help the other guys you didn't mention that Belews is a hot water discharge lake that stays warm year round, so yes you can bank fish all year long.

I moved to Buggs island and now I live in Lynchburg so it's been a few years since I've fished it so I can't tell you the current pattern but I can give you some pointers I used back in the day.

I helped another guy finish 2nd in a tourney a year ago telling him to fish green! I mean like a chartreuse green, zoom Chart. Pepper 6" worm works great! I also had good luck with a Sand zoom worm. If you fish crankbaits Fire Tiger is a great color when fishing shallow we used a Speed shad.

When the lake first opened a gold rattle trap was a killer then fizzed out. I have caught some fish on it so try bringing that classic back. I have caught several nice fish on a gold/black jerkbait, they will come up a good distance to grab it! My favorite there use to be a silver/black Pop-R! Won a lot of money on that bait there. When they still had grass  the fish would sit in inches of water right on the bank we'd kill them. But I heard everyone found out and killed that pattern as well.

Small single bladed spinner baits have caught me some big bass and floating worms as well.I was always able to pick up a couple bass every tourney fishing the boat landing docks! We went out of Humphreys ridge one tourney and let all the other boats clear out. When they left we caught 2 keppers on the same docks we walked on minutes earlier! If you look you can see the bass swimming around them all the time.

I hope some of these tips can help you, I'll let you put together the rest! I'm sure people are using all types of patterns just try to employ some of these baits in to your fishing and it should help you catch more bass. My dad has caught a 12lb and a 10lb bass out of there so we have a little knowledge of the lake

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WELL GUYS!   got a little reprieve today!    me and daddy went out on his boat....it's a saltwater skiff BUT it has a nice little depth finder....I found out it aint so much me as it is just that the bait fish are REALLY scattered.    He's sayin that since the water stays so warm all the time **it was 67* today** that the water has to get alot warmer before the fish get real active.    we caught a couple on and guess where....AROUND 60 FT!   some nice old girls were hittin Rat-l-traps out that deep and YOU'RE RIGHT BUDDY!   We caught em on gold and black!    GUESS I WON'T BE SO QUICK TO JUDGE MYSELF FROM NOW ON    lol  

If anybody's goin around Badin I'd really like to fish that lake on a boat.    if ya have an extra seat....NEW FRIENDS   lol

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hey guys         thanks ALOT for all the tips on belews....a guy I was talkin to about belews made a good point....belews is so warm year round....so deep...so much traffic on it with skiers and anglers all year...he says that anything you know about fishing....FORGET IT WHEN U GET TO BELEWS LAKE   haha        VERY good point

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