This area really
doesn't have much in the way of what most people consider
structure. The bottom is flat and consists of dirt,
clay, and muck. The reason that this area might hold
fish from time to time is that the bottom will warm
rapidly when the sun is shining. This brings in bait
fish and the bigger ones follow close behind. Spots
like this are ideal if a drop off is present. Fish will
often hold at the bottom of the drop, then move to the
warmer water near the bank to feed or warm themselves.
This area is a great spot to catch several species
as soon as the ice melts.
anything will catch fish here. If the fish are not actively
feeding or if the area has a lot of fishing pressure,
use smaller lures and fish them slowly and naturally.
Use whatever bears the closest resemblance to the bait
fish that are present in the lake. Most of the time
you'll need to add some erratic twitches to trigger
strikes. If you're using live bait, don't make the mistake
of casting out as far as you can and letting your bait
sit because the fish are often within a few feet of
When bank fishing, it's important that you walk softly
and try not to make noise. Any unnatural noise is transmitted
as vibrations into the water and can spook the fish.