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Bank Fishing Can Be Fun!

BANK FISHING CAN BE FUN!

In this day and age when everyone seems to think you have to have a crotch rocket to get to the best areas and the bass the fastest I can see where some may not think it is worth the effort to fish. This couldn't be farther from the truth. There are lots of places you can go to fish without a boat.

One would be the barges at the marinas. This is sometimes just as fun as fishing from a boat. It's definitely relaxing and besides, there are usually other fisherman just like you there to enjoy the sport. For just a few dollars and some minnows or jigs you can make a day of it. They are usually covered so the weather shouldn't be a problem.

If you feel you would rather fish outdoors some lakes or state parks have fishing piers that you can fish from. Points around bridges on the banks are also a good spot. Try to fish near bridges with rocks. The bridge usually creates 4 points. 2 on the North and 2 on the south. They almost always have a creek channel going under them.

Now let's talk about technique. Spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, shallow diving crankbaits will all work well as a parallel presentation. But what if the fish aren't up shallow? Try casting a deep diving crankbait out from the rocks and reeling it up real slow. This will maintain contact with the bottom all the way up. Try casting a 1 ounce spinnerbait out and slow rolling it back up the same as the crankbait.

Try casting to the creek that goes under the bridge with a Carolina rig. This can work real well in the summertime. Do you prefer to fish live bait? Try this set-up if you do. The rig will consist of a spinning rod from 6 and a half to 7 feet long. Medium to Medium Heavy action. The spinning reel will consist of size enough to hold 12 to 14 pound test. Use an easy cast line for distance.

First you have to know the depth to the bottom of the spot you will cast to. Just for arguments sake let's say it is 10 feet deep. The most common problem with fishing the rocks out deep is getting hung up. We are going to minimize this problem. Measure up the line 10 feet. Take a rubber band strand and wrap it around the line like you are tying a shoelace. Clip the excess strands. it will now look like a rubber band knot. Next put the bobber on {The size of the bobber will be relative to the size of the weight} and make sure it is rigged so it can slide up and down freely. After the bobber you will put on 1/8th ounce bb weights that can be put on and taken off by squeezing the tabs. Put these about 12 inches above where the hook will be. Now put the type of hook you will use on.

When you are ready to cast you will see this. A bobber, bb weights, and a hook about a foot below. the rubber is inside the spool about 10 or so feet depending on the depth you set it at remember? You cast and the bobber hits the water. The line slides through until the rubber band bobber stop gets to it and Walla! you are drifting along at 10 feet. No snags. Good luck and Good fishing. Mark McManaway www.localanglers.com localanglers@msn.com Pro Guide Mark McManaway runs Local Angler's Guide Service. Mark Guides on lake Ray Roberts. He guides day and night. Men,women,and kids are welcome. If you are physically challenged or deaf he will take you out also. Mark is sponsored by Hurricoma Lures, Kick N Bass, and Ambush Lures. Mark is also a staff writer for Honey Hole Magazine.

Local Anglers Guide Service is a popular guide service for men, women, and kids. Mark McManaway guides both day and night on Lake Ray Roberts.
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