When this photo
was taken the lake was closed to boats. Notice how the
wind and waves are hammering the bank. The fish were
right up against the rocks in a feeding frenzy. The
bait fish that normally use the rocks as cover would
get forced out by the waves and the game fish would
hit them. Casting into this kind of wind is difficult
but well worth the effort. Even without the wind, game
fish cruise this bank constantly looking for food.
and spinners along the bank are a good choice here.
Snags are a big problem until you learn how to "feel"
the rocks. If you can figure out what type of bait fish
are present, use lures that imitate them and try to
fish them in a manner that resembles the action and
speed of the real thing.
When there is little or no wind, the bigger fish
will often stay closer to the bottom, but very near
the bank. There are usually a lot of rocks at the bottom
of the embankment and that's a good place to look for
the bigger fish.
When fishing by boat, cast parallel to the bank.
Staying out from the bank and bouncing jigs or tubes
down the rocks is also very productive.