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How do you find off shore structure with out a sonar? #2365907 06/14/08 03:32 PM
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Ill be fishing next week with no sonar on Toledo Bend. All the reports say the fish are 18 to 25 feet deep. I guess to find this depth Ill use an anchor and mark off 18 to 25 feet with electrical tape and feel the bottomw with carolina rigs. But if youve got any other advice I could sure use it! Thanks
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Re: How do you find off shore structure with out a sonar? [Re: Bit Man] #2365908 06/14/08 03:33 PM
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A.) Follow other boats (lol)
B.) Dive

Re: How do you find off shore structure with out a sonar? [Re: Bit Man] #2365911 06/14/08 03:35 PM
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do u have a depth finder of any sort on the boat? If not I would use a topo map and go from there

Re: How do you find off shore structure with out a sonar? [Re: Deputy Angler«] #2365991 06/14/08 04:29 PM
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Topo map to get you close to good areas and then carolina rig everywhere looking for any cover and structure. Deep diving crankbait will work, too. Takes forever but will produce spots for you over time.


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Re: How do you find off shore structure with out a sonar? [Re: TexCaboCat] #2366029 06/14/08 04:53 PM
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Fish mainlake timber at the mouths of major tributaries with a deep diving crankbait like a DD22 or something similar. You will have suspended fish in the timber and depth to the bottom is not always as important. You will have to make a ton of casts and thats alot of work, but if you get lucky enough to get bit a few times you could be toting a huge sack. Also fish the pendleton bridge on each end with the same crankbait and a carolina or texas rigged worm around the bridge apron and the first few pillars on each end of the bridge there are always keepers around there. Good luck.

Re: How do you find off shore structure with out a sonar? [Re: jbarb] #2366106 06/14/08 05:40 PM
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if my wife was not out of town I would have her sending you one. There is not much water where I am at

Re: How do you find off shore structure with out a sonar? [Re: txbazzman] #2366118 06/14/08 05:50 PM
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What happened to your electronics? It's hard to do, I'd look for main lake points and c-rig them real good.

Re: How do you find off shore structure with out a sonar? [Re: monkester] #2366302 06/14/08 08:17 PM
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Find a point on the main lake, and throw a carolina rig. Start shallow and start working the point out deeper.


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Re: How do you find off shore structure with out a sonar? [Re: Bassmaster150] #2366373 06/14/08 09:00 PM
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i would start out my not putting to much into that fishing report.


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Re: How do you find off shore structure with out a sonar? [Re: SFAbassguy] #2366435 06/14/08 09:30 PM
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Re: How do you find off shore structure with out a sonar? [Re: okiebass] #2366714 06/14/08 11:43 PM
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nothing happened to my electronics but i wont have my boat with me on this trip. my uncle lives there and has a nice boat but his sonar is broke and he wont fix it ? so needless to say we will have no sonar. my father in law has a portable one im gonna try and borrow it for water temp and depth. thanks for the help thus far
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