There are two fish
in the top picture and one fish in the lower picture. Can you
There are several things going for an area like this. First,
there is cover for the bait fish. Second, there is cover for
the predators as well. As you can see, the shore line is rip
rap but there is also a healthy weed line growing along the
bank. Both sides of the weeds should be fished. Bass will often
sit right up against the bank waiting to attack anything that
swims into the water. Anything weedless, a plastic frog, or
a plastic lizard should do the trick.
On the other side of the weed line there will often be fish
on the prowl looking for anything that swims out of the weeds.
Very often the fish will back themselves into the weeds and
wait for something to swim by. Spinners and crank baits are
often a good choice.
Inside the weeds you will often see holes. Try to avoid casting
directly into these holes. Cast beyond them and let you lure
swim into the opening where there might be a fish waiting. Often
you will not see the fish because he is under the slop at the
One other thing to consider is that there is often a drop
off just below where the weeds stop on the outside. Click here
for more information.
Try to avoid dying
or dead weeds. When possible, always fish the greenest weeds
first. Dying vegetation removes oxygen from the water and in
some cases this can mean there will be no fish present.