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#11648465 - 06/05/16 11:44 AM Am I thinking about points wrong?
Radar19871 Offline
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Ok so this may be a dumb question, but I can't seem to find the simple answer I am looking for.

I have read a-lot about fishing points, but I am beginning to think I have a fundamental misunderstanding. I just assumed from the beginning speaking of a point, I am looking for where a shallow comes out and makes a point into deeper water, But I read an article that made me think he was talking about the point a drain comes into a flat and fishing that as the point.

So I guess my question is what defines a Point? is it a shallow point out into deep? or a deep cut point into a shallow? or both? In the Pictures I posted, Should I been concentrating my time in the area's in Red? or Area's in Green?



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#11648480 - 06/05/16 11:50 AM Re: Am I thinking about points wrong? [Re: Radar19871]
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Uhhhh fish the carp out of both of those spots.
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#11648483 - 06/05/16 11:51 AM Re: Am I thinking about points wrong? [Re: Radar19871]
David Burton Offline
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I think of a true point as an extension of a land feature. It looks like you are really talking about humps, ridges, and channel swings as in "Offshore Structure".
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#11648484 - 06/05/16 11:53 AM Re: Am I thinking about points wrong? [Re: Radar19871]
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#11648489 - 06/05/16 12:00 PM Re: Am I thinking about points wrong? [Re: Radar19871]
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Your doing right for the most part. I have found alot of people define points and humps different than the next guy same goes for drains and creek channels. As long as you know what they are then dont worry about everybody else.

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#11648495 - 06/05/16 12:04 PM Re: Am I thinking about points wrong? [Re: epicoutdoors]
Radar19871 Offline
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Originally Posted By: epicoutdoors


Best Response you could have given...exactly what I was looking for.

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#11648505 - 06/05/16 12:08 PM Re: Am I thinking about points wrong? [Re: Frank the Tank]
Radar19871 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Uhhhh fish the carp out of both of those spots.




Edited by Radar19871 (06/05/16 01:36 PM)
Edit Reason: Stupid response.

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#11648512 - 06/05/16 12:16 PM Re: Am I thinking about points wrong? [Re: Radar19871]
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That escalated quickly
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#11648535 - 06/05/16 12:31 PM Re: Am I thinking about points wrong? [Re: Radar19871]
jbcarroll3000 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Radar19871
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Uhhhh fish the carp out of both of those spots.


Wasn't asking for your opinion on fishing holes, not sure why I would post my favorite spots for all to view, mainly looking for contours to support my question, thank you for the intelligent thought provoking response though.


Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed...

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#11648548 - 06/05/16 12:39 PM Re: Am I thinking about points wrong? [Re: jbcarroll3000]
Radar19871 Offline
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lol sorry, just some people come right in and are super helpful, and others are just searching for somewhere to put someone down.

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#11648584 - 06/05/16 01:02 PM Re: Am I thinking about points wrong? [Re: Radar19871]
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Originally Posted By: Radar19871
lol sorry, just some people come right in and are super helpful, and others are just searching for somewhere to put someone down.


No one put you down. You asked newbie question and you got good advice. Regardless of a point or not he said fish both because they could both be good spots.

Grow some thicker skin or find somewhere else to post.....you won't last long around here if sensitive.

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#11648585 - 06/05/16 01:03 PM Re: Am I thinking about points wrong? [Re: Radar19871]
Rog Offline
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Originally Posted By: Radar19871
lol sorry, just some people come right in and are super helpful, and others are just searching for somewhere to put someone down.


Not sure how he was putting you down dude. Lighten up. Rude response to someone helping you out. I am with him l. I would hit that whole area. It has drains, points, roadbeds, culverts all sort of features to check out. Just because it's not contectted to visible land does not mean it's not a point. A horseshoe creek bend can make a awesome point.

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#11648589 - 06/05/16 01:06 PM Re: Am I thinking about points wrong? [Re: 5Redman8]
Neches Online   content
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Originally Posted By: 5Redman8
Originally Posted By: Radar19871
lol sorry, just some people come right in and are super helpful, and others are just searching for somewhere to put someone down.


No one put you down. You asked newbie question and you got good advice. Regardless of a point or not he said fish both because they could both be good spots.

Grow some thicker skin or find somewhere else to post.....you won't last long around here if sensitive.
Yep you asked what a poInt was and he basically said those are points. Fish em hard. Didn't sound rude at all to me.

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#11648601 - 06/05/16 01:12 PM Re: Am I thinking about points wrong? [Re: Radar19871]
jhall239 Offline
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I dont think he was putting you down, he was just being point blan honest , You are looking at good places to fish no matter what anyone else says.
People interpret things differently. Some say those are humps some will say underwater points, good places either way
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#11648628 - 06/05/16 01:30 PM Re: Am I thinking about points wrong? [Re: jhall239]
Radar19871 Offline
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You guys are Right, I am the idiot. I took it as fish the carp out of them because that is the only fish that will be there.... thought to much into it. deserving redicule

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