Hi AMFisHers! This AMFisH(LEARN more here: http://www.amfish.ca) fishing vlog is about some tips to follow for finding good spots to fish:
This is a question I get asked quite a bit while fishing the lakes I do and I enjoy those conversations with fellow AMFisHers a lot. When it comes to finding some good spots to fish there are a lot of things to consider, BUT don’t make it too difficult on yourself follow some of these tips!
Let’s say you are fishing a new lake for largemouth bass and are at the dock ready to head out or are shore fishing, where to start can seem difficult but it does not have to be. First while at the dock or shoreline engage with other people fishing, by sparking up a conversation about the nice day. From there ask a few questions about the lake, even talk about how it’s your first time fishing there. Many anglers will always pass along some details about a lake, they will pretty much NEVER share their secret spots but the few details you get from that conversation can go a long way.
Once you are out on the water cruise along the shoreline to see what the structure is like, example very shallow weedy areas leading to deeper water, or tall reed bulges that run the entire shoreline. Once you find a spot that looks like it may be holding fish, cast a line out to test the water.
This is the same for pretty much any species of fish you are looking for, example if you are pike fishing you will also look for weedy areas leading to deeper water, if you are smallmouth bass fishing you will look for rocky sandy flats with drop offs. The key to finding good spots on lakes is actually learning where each fish species lives and hangs out.
A simple first and second step like the above can quickly make that monumental task look quite simple after all! When I am on the water I follow these steps to find good spots:
1) fish the immediate shoreline and start branching off into slightly deeper water.
2) keep an eye on where people are fishing and check those spots out after they leave that area.
3) Observe where groups of birds are floating on the water, where the birds are will be the bait and where the bait is will be the fish!
4) if you have electronics use them, if not use a fishing app on your phone, can be very helpful at locating structure you can’t see.
5) have polarized fishing glasses on, as they will allow you to see various details in and around the water in much more detail.
By following some of these steps or even all of them, you can cut down the amount of time it takes finding a good spot to fish. You will actually find a lot more good spots that much quicker which you can log for future outings.
So the next time you are on a new body of water don’t allow yourself to get stumped, follow these tips and you should end up on more fish faster which will allow more time for fishing instead of paddling or driving the boat around searching.
Hope this vlog helped and if you have any questions about this topic feel free to ask!
The AMFisH guy…
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