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Ok after all is said & done here�s my favorite structure!

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Many of y'all would have guessed it would have to be a grass flat, uhhhh no it aint; my absolute favorite piece of structure for finding larger than average bass would have to be an intersection.

Intersection Defined: Spots where two creeks intersect or where a feeder creek intersects with the main river.

Intersecting Logic: Around the Y created by the intersection are found multiple forms of structure such as channels, points, ridges, ledges, sharp drop-offs, slow tapering drop-offs, and humps all in one location.

The Best Intersections: Depths of 12-18' inside the Y is my #1 attractant but this depth on all three sides along with timber and/or grass would be the prime example of a Honey Hole.

Fishing at the Y: With my boat positioned inside the Y (usually anchored) and casting from shallow to deep with Texas Rigs, Carolina Rigs, Swim Baits & Jig-N-Craws I'll find the bigger bass. In winter months fish these areas with Jigging Baits or Drop Shots in 20 to 30' of water.

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Super tip.

We can find these intersections on topo maps.

Catt, its 6:30 in the morning where you are.

I thought I was the only one up this early on a Sunday morning who is not going fishing.  ;D

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Great tip.

And there are at least 3 of us up that are not fishing.

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With my back problems I'm usually up at 3 or 4 o'clock  ;)

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Thanks for the tip, Catt. Sorry about the back (don't feel like the Lone Ranger). Been there, done that and bought the darned T-shirt...

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Some editing required...Otherwise, thank's for the tip!

::)

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Some editing required...Otherwise, thank's for the tip!

::)

Sorry boss my mistake  ;)

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Sorry bout your back Texas Mook!

Question: When Fishing at the Y, what part of the Y do you start at? What about if there is cover somewhere along it like a broken tree?

Dominick

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Funny you mention the Y,  I have two favorite spots both Y's where the north fork meets the south fork of the river and also a small creek.  Both spots produce quantity and quality.

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I like the inside of the Y; if you look at the V formed by the intersection and next look at the point of that V that is where you'll likely find me anchored. Why do you like this particular location, because I have 3 creek/river channels hopefully within casting distance of the boat. The next reason is I'm anchored on a point and as y'all should know points point the way to bass; this point is located at the end of a ridge formed by the water flow of the creeks/rivers.

Y'all starting to get the picture?

All these various types of structure found at one location!

Stir in some timber ether standing or lay downs with stumps, a brush pile or three, toss in a little salad in the form of Hydrilla, Coontail, or Milfoil and y'all have done located a bona fide Honey Hole far sure.

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Thanks for the tips!!

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Sorry bout your back Texas Mook!

Question: When Fishing at the Y, what part of the Y do you start at? What about if there is cover somewhere along it like a broken tree?

Dominick

LOL, I know where you are talking about... ;)

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Hey Catt, what about really big guys, laying in the middle of said Y you know the ones that give up your spots!!!!!!!!!!

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Because of the heat, I tried fishing at the Y yesterday morning.  I got kicked out.  It seems that the swimmers didn't appreciate me throwing a Zara Spook in amongst them.  Go figure.

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Good tip Catts. I've done that quiet often in the summer. The way I look at it is pretty much like deer hunting set up where you follow a trail until it split in two like you call it "Y" One of the best place to ambush.

Long Mike, thats hilarious.  ;D

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That is great information. Thanks!

Unfortunately, I will not ever face such an enticing scenario any time soon as they don't exist in my neck of the woods, but at least I know what to do if I ever get the opportunity to face it. 8-)

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That is great information. Thanks!

Unfortunately, I will not ever face such an enticing scenario any time soon as they don't exist in my neck of the woods,)

I'm sure there are there perhaps you overlooked.

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Good tip Catts. I've done that quiet often in the summer. The way I look at it is pretty much like deer hunting set up where you follow a trail until it split in two like you call it "Y" One of the best place to ambush.

Exactly what I was thinking as I read this thread. Always a good spot to set up. Seems "great minds" think alike

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