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Points & Coves & Need some help...

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I got a general topo map of harris (thanks to the person who mentioned mytopo.com) ...

if I am goin to fish a point, what would I need to look for? I can't see structure, so that I would have to do on my own.

I heard someone mention something about a cove with a bunch of points in it.

I figure a point with a dropoff is good. maybe alot of dropoffs would be better? if I'm looking at a topo map of a lake, and fishing on shore (so not able to move to many points/coves) what would u all advise me to find and etc? what kind of cove/points?

I hope all that made sense...

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the points in a cove would be secondary points myself i like main lake points that have a deafanete finger going atleast 40 plus foot in the water and have good cuts on both sides if you have a good topo map it should show them it's not impossible to fish points from the shore but it's a challange and there is alot of the structure you can't cover it's more less a one dee affect my best baits for eather main lake are secondary points would be crank baits and carolin rigged plactics.........

tight lines

  Jack

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Ok the points are basically where the land runs off and gets deeper and deeper but its generally shallow for awhile....this is where most fish like to feel I like fishing the first points on a lake right when they give a sharp turn, there is usually a point or ledge fish will hold here...I use spinnerbaits or carolina rig it.

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If your talking about one of my posts I was talking about a cove that had two main points one on either side of the cove that pointed to each other. the third point was an old road bed that was about 30 ft away from one of the points that came out about 20 ft from the shore and flattened out. A secondary point if I remember right is a point that dog leggs out from the main point. The more features you can find on the point the better the point will be. for example if its shaped weird or has stumps on it or weeds or just something different than the other points. If you have a point that is long and tapering these are the point to look for in early season. The points that have a deep drop on one side are the ones I fish on cold fronts or when the fish are suspened or if you have falling water. In the summertime fish will hang out on the deeper side also. On the ends of the point is where I fish in heavy winds but fish will also will hang anywhere on it so you kinda need to hunt around because fish will change positions on them from day to day. Be mindful of wind direction because it will help determine or give clues on how the fish might be positioned on the point. If the point is positioned shallow side or shore side is north and the deep side is south and the wind is blowing west. The fish might be sitting on the east side of the point facing west into the current. The way I fish points is with a crankbait, spinnerbait, jig, dropshot, carolina rig, tube, fluke, senko, but the main thing is to fish the depth that they are hanging at with the right tool for the situation you are faced with.

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I like fishing long secondary points with a carolina rig. I do not fish points to often but a carolina rig is a good choice.

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I catch fish on secondary points with texas-rigged woms,crankbaits,slow-rolling spinnerbaits,and even topwaters on the shallow end of the point.

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any kind of rocks, tree stumps, or steep drop offs into the channel.  fish these kind of points with a carolina rig, texas rig, crank bait, rat-l-trap, or drop shot.  and if it is a point where there is a channel on both sides running into the main channel, make sure you fish those points good and hard.  throw crankbaits and worms on every side and you'll be sure to get some big bass

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I can't help much on where to fish but I would pick up a pair of polarized sunglasses to see the structure a little bit better.

that won't help out too much when the water is about 10-40 feet deep... but it sure will help when looking for structure when bass are hitting topwater in the shallower creeks

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