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Deep water structure fishing is my favorite, here are a few areas and how I fish them.

Underwater islands, mounds, or humps are a deep water angler's delight; these spots are especially productive when power is being generated at the dam, causing a current in the reservoir. Bait fish will gather on the upper end of these mounds and the bass will bunch up to feed on them. When located near a creek or river these areas can be your big bass hole. A tail spinner or Rat-L-Trap fished across these areas or a 7 to 8 worm can fill your stringer quickly. Position your boat shallow and fish deep with Texas Rigs or Jig to find the bigger bass.

Submerged bridges are excellent holding areas for big bass, many times these bridges have been blown when the lake was built, creating structure in the form of pilings, concrete rubble (rock piles). This form of deep structure can be a summer and winter glory hole.

Outside bends of a river or creek are common hangouts for deep water bass. Because of the water flow in the river or creek a ridge has been formed on the outside of the bend. Find the point of these ridges; anchor the boat in 12' to 18, cast deep with Texas Rigs or Jig to find the bigger bass.

Spots where two creeks intersect or where a feeder creek intersects with the main river are areas experienced deep water anglers seeks. Inside the Y created by the intersection is where you want to anchor the boat in 12' to 18, cast deep with Texas Rigs or Jig to find the bigger bass. In winter months fish these areas with jigging baits in 20 to 30' of water.

Submerged roadbeds should never be overlooked, locate these on a topographic map, then pinpoint with your depth finder. These are common migration routes to and from spawning areas in the spring, they also hold feeding bass in the summer. Seek out 12 to 18' depths where a sharp drop off occurs on each side of the roadbed. Fish plastics or deep running crank baits across these roadways. Ideal spots are where two roads junction or where the road makes a noticeable turn.

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I think you have been looking at my GPS data log.   Of the type of structure you have name all are great  but my favorite is Rivers and Creek channels

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Thank You Bud   :)

My favorite is 2 creeks intersect  8-)

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Excellent post. Deep water structure is my favorite target, too. It's not just the bigger fish, it's also about fishing places where there is very little pressure. You look like a fool out there in the middle of the lake or river. I like that...

a lot!

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My avatar picture is my birthday 12/20 in the middle of Toledo Bend, the shore aint even in sight, and neither is another boat.

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great read thanks for sharing.

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That photo was taken at sun rise on Community Flat between Housen' Bayou & White Oak Creek on the Texas side looking towards the Louisiana side.

At that peculiar location it would be 5  miles wide according Hook-N-Line Map Company Inc. The boat was sitting about ½ mile from the Texas shore, so your looking at 4 ½ miles in the back ground to the Louisiana side.

According to the map lake is 75 miles long and 15 miles wide at it's widest (from the back of Palo Goucho to the back of Negreet), So I guess one might say that aint to wide.

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So Catt, when do I get to come down to your area and fish?    Do you fish six mile and the southern half?   Middle, or North?

I have always fished from the Many bridge down about 10 miles when I have fished Sealy's.

How much has T bend came up from last weeks rains?

Matt.

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Matt Fly

After 34 yrs on the lake I know pretty much all of it except the extreme north end, I spend most of my time down south from Lowe's Creek to the Texas islands.

According to the Sabine River Authority the lake is listed at 163.86 which is a total rise of 18.69 for the month. SRA says 172 is normal top of pool but 168 to 169 are actually normal, so the lake is still 4 or 5 foot low. With more rain forecasted God only knows where it will end.

As for coming down to fish I currently don't have a boat and am in the process of starting a new job which will require me to work 60 hrs a week. But let's what happens in the near future maybe we can plan something between now and pre-spawn.

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I'm glad she got a shot of water, she needed it.    I hope our North Texas lakes can catch some, ramps are getting harder to find on some of the lakes in the DFW area.  

Just drizzle thus far today.      Looking forward to meeting you some time in the future.

Matt.

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