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#11273948 - 12/10/15 09:07 AM Question about planning where to fish
Dianabass Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/21/15
Posts: 17
Loc: East Texas
Planning on going fishing Saturday before rain moves in and trying to get in the habit of having a plan before I go. Been reading a ton of info on finding and predicting where bass will be. With the water temps around 60 degrees where would be the spots you more experienced guys would start your search on a lake? I was thinking about trying main lake and secondary points first. Any help and or advise appreciated.
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#11274170 - 12/10/15 10:34 AM Re: Question about planning where to fish [Re: Dianabass]
Outdoordude Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 2162
I'd start in the back of major creek arms, on the banks where the creek runs up against the bank (especially if there is a bluff to 45 degree wall) and focus on the transition zones going from steep creek bluff/slopes to normal banks (especially if there is a point within that transition zone). I'd use a small medium diving crankbait (Norman Deep Diving Little N's are very effective this time of year) and work it slowly parallel to the steep bank first, then move to a small black/blue jig if the crankbait didn't work, then to a green pumpkin finesse worm on a shaky head if the jig didn't work.

Bumping stumps with a medium to deep diving crankbait along the edge of the creek winding through flats in the back of coves can be very effective this time of year too.

If they're not biting in the back of the pockets, start working your way to the main-lake. They should still be stacked in the creeks right now.

#11274268 - 12/10/15 11:17 AM Re: Question about planning where to fish [Re: Dianabass]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 17534
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
fish shallow areas that are very close to deep water

#11274322 - 12/10/15 11:38 AM Re: Question about planning where to fish [Re: Dianabass]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 14419
Loc: Justin, TX.
Fish the back 1/3 of the major creeks. Watch your depth finder as you are driving into the creek from the main lake. There will be suspended fish on the way in working the bait. You may want to pull out and move to the next creek if you don't see great numbers on the screen. When you get to 20 ft. of water left in the creek start looking for points where the Bass may be pushing bait up on them. Fish the FLAT side of the creek not the deep side. I have had more luck away from the steeper drop off banks especially if the creek slams against the bank. The other side will be your best bet.

Start shallow on every point moving quickly with search baits; spinner baits and Square Bill Cranks.
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