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Weekly jackpot always won by same guy, just makes it sweeter when I win!! Anyway he is fishing old timber, he knows the exact trees to throw at from fishing here so many years. This weekend was out with the family, so I had no poles with me, and found a bend in a creek channel loaded with fish. Depth finder went off several times indicating large fish. Channel about 20-25 foot deep but the fish are suspended from 8-12 foot and against the side of it. Problem I am having is I wanna pound it with jigs but where it breaks from about a 7 foot depth into the channel is steep and about 8 feet off a rock bluff so that I can't get my boat there to fish uphill. Found no fish on the outside corner of it. Do you try to fish it parallel to the bank or down hill to the fish?? Will throw crankbaits parallel. Just wondering how you guys would try this.

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Why do you want to fish a jig uphill on a deep break with suspended bass? These bass are more than likely inactive or waiting for baitfish. If the bass were on the bottom of a sloping break, then maybe an uphill presentation may work. parallel is usually better during the summer.

Flutter spoon, crankbait or swimbait cast parallel and worked at the depth the bass are holding may work. Dart head jig with curl tail worm slowly swam through them allows you to keep off them and saturate the area.

I would also look around to see where these suspended bass move to feed; up on the break or a nearby point.

Tom

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They seem to be laying on the slope so it seemed right to try an uphill retrieve if possible. It is steep, probably drops from 7-25 in about 6 feet of horizontal travel. There are a couple of shallower coves nearby with cover for feeding but fishing shallow is not putting enough weight in the boat. Need to catch some bigger fish while the sun is still up. I am always within 1-11/2 lbs. so 1 good kicker would go a long ways. I could follow the channel further out in the lake but this spot seems like a bit of a challenge and I would like to figure it out. Thanks for any and all help and advice.

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I would fish directly over them with Flutter Spoons or a Drop Shot ;)

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I would fish directly over them with Flutter Spoons or a Drop Shot ;)

Great choice Catt on the Drop Shot.

There was an interesting article in Bassmasters recently on just that subject.

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