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#11607292 - 05/16/16 11:04 PM Finding fish on points, humps, etc
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Registered: 05/23/11
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Loc: Roanoke, TX
When y'all are looking for fish on points and humps how do you about idling over the area and looking for fish. Do you go across the point or hump parallel to the bank, start up on top and go off the sides, etc?

Also, do you usually locate fish first or just start throwing to areas you think should be productive?

Trying to get this deep stuff figured out and am trying to become more efficient. Thanks in advance.

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#11607295 - 05/16/16 11:08 PM Re: Finding fish on points, humps, etc [Re: bassfreak03]
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Loc: Lake fork/Fort Worth, TX
I'm off work the next 2 weeks on vacation and will be going to Ray Roberts and eagle mountain I don't mind showing you a few things if you want to tag a long

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#11607298 - 05/16/16 11:12 PM Re: Finding fish on points, humps, etc [Re: bassfreak03]
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Loc: Roanoke, TX
Definitely appreciate the offer but I'm down in Austin and don't know when I'll be getting back up to DFW.

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#11607425 - 05/17/16 06:29 AM Re: Finding fish on points, humps, etc [Re: bassfreak03]
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Most of us use graphs. We look for suspended arches on the graph when going over areas we think might have these arches. Turning these arches into bass with a lure is a completely different thing. Lol.


Seriously. Use your graph. It is the best way to eliminate water. Keep the boat in 10-15 ft
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#11607483 - 05/17/16 07:14 AM Re: Finding fish on points, humps, etc [Re: bassfreak03]
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Loc: The Colony TX
I do this, across the point or hump parallel to the bank, then I start fishing at the end of the point and work my way in. If I do find and catch fish on the point/hump when I move to the next point I don't graph it I just start fishing it, If I don't catch a fish in 10 to 15 casts I move to the next point.

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#11607582 - 05/17/16 07:58 AM Re: Finding fish on points, humps, etc [Re: bassfreak03]
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I don't make a cast until I mark fish! (Sometimes bass will relate so close to a brush/rock pile it's hard to pick it apart with 2D sonar, this is where Down imaging really helps out!) now how I look for fish I start with my 2D sonar I go up to the base of the point till I hit about 15ft turn around and idle all the way out till I get to the tip of the point, or until I mark fish,Brush, rock or what ever is down there. Then I will switch over to my down imaging and pick it apart while zig zagging parallel to the bank. I try not you idle over shallow brush with my big motor. If the brush is 12FT or less you could spoke the fish on heavy pressured lakes. If you have any question feel free to call me. I would like to help you out.
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#11607782 - 05/17/16 09:26 AM Re: Finding fish on points, humps, etc [Re: bassfreak03]
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I make one pass across the tip of the point keeping the boat in 20 ft. of water. I go with the wind direction so I can shut down and drift off the fish if they are there. Use a split screen on down scan and side scan looking at the end of the point. If I see a few fish then I put the trolling motor down and fish it; still keeping the boat in 20 ft. of water working down one side and following that 20 ft. contour out and round the point to the other side. If I am catching good fish then I work my way up on the point to the next contour and continue back around the point for the second pass.
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#11607865 - 05/17/16 10:05 AM Re: Finding fish on points, humps, etc [Re: bassfreak03]
bassfreak03 Offline
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Registered: 05/23/11
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Loc: Roanoke, TX
Thanks guys. This is exactly the kind of stuff I was looking for.

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#11607978 - 05/17/16 10:52 AM Re: Finding fish on points, humps, etc [Re: Donald Harper]
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Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
I make one pass across the tip of the point keeping the boat in 20 ft. of water. I go with the wind direction so I can shut down and drift off the fish if they are there. Use a split screen on down scan and side scan looking at the end of the point. If I see a few fish then I put the trolling motor down and fish it; still keeping the boat in 20 ft. of water working down one side and following that 20 ft. contour out and round the point to the other side. If I am catching good fish then I work my way up on the point to the next contour and continue back around the point for the second pass.
spot on
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#11608113 - 05/17/16 11:47 AM Re: Finding fish on points, humps, etc [Re: bassfreak03]
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Loc: Pearland Texas/Rayburn Country...
same as above, pretty much what I do
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#11608126 - 05/17/16 11:53 AM Re: Finding fish on points, humps, etc [Re: Donald Harper]
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Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
I make one pass across the tip of the point keeping the boat in 20 ft. of water. I go with the wind direction so I can shut down and drift off the fish if they are there. Use a split screen on down scan and side scan looking at the end of the point. If I see a few fish then I put the trolling motor down and fish it; still keeping the boat in 20 ft. of water working down one side and following that 20 ft. contour out and round the point to the other side. If I am catching good fish then I work my way up on the point to the next contour and continue back around the point for the second pass.


^^^^^this is good advice Donald thumb peep

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#11608202 - 05/17/16 12:28 PM Re: Finding fish on points, humps, etc [Re: Clark3]
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Originally Posted By: Clark3
I'm off work the next 2 weeks on vacation and will be going to Ray Roberts and eagle mountain I don't mind showing you a few things if you want to tag a long


I'd take you up on that offer Clark3
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#11610575 - 05/18/16 01:19 PM Re: Finding fish on points, humps, etc [Re: bassfreak03]
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Loc: Seagoville,TX,USA
On the new graphs like Lowrance HDS 10 can you tell the difference between sandbass and black bass by how they are relating to the point. What I see as isolated fish that should be blacks more often than not are larger sandbass. Any hints? ???
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#11611134 - 05/18/16 05:20 PM Re: Finding fish on points, humps, etc [Re: bassfreak03]
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Question for fishing objects like humps and brush piles, sunken foundations....

When you mark fish on something that is out on main lake, and can't easily visualize by shoreline stuff, where do you drop your markers? Right on top of hump, where you marked fish, off to the side, where you want the boat to sit? Just curious how some of you who are successful at deep water fishing do it.

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#11611162 - 05/18/16 05:34 PM Re: Finding fish on points, humps, etc [Re: bassfreak03]
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Typically I will drop the marker where I want to position the boat and then find a landmark on the bank to line up with. This does not always work though based on wind direction, etc. If I need to drop it on or near the structure I will put it upwind 15-20 yards usually. On tank dams I will sometimes mark both ends of the dam

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