I don’t know about you, but my favorite fishing buddy is my dog. He keeps my secret fishing spots “secret” and he never cast over me… ever! Let’s face it, our pets are family and no wants to leave them home alone. That being said, not all pets enjoy boats and the water. Most dogs love that feeling of wind blowing in their faces and the stimulation of being outdoors. Who would’ve thought? These days my old boy isn’t too crazy about the water, but we’ve had some great days on the water together.
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Running a high performance bass boat is a fun way to cover water effectively in a short period of time. However, in order to enjoy your
Last evening, my oldest daughter, Megan, and I went to a friend’s boathouse on Richland-Chambers reservoir to try and catch a few crappie. We didn’t catch a bunch of fish, but we got a few. More importantly, we got to spend some quality time together. After the fish quit biting, we headed over to Oak Cove Marina for a bite to eat. We ordered our usual favorites, a club sandwich with fries for Megan, and tater tots for me. As usual, the restaurant was packed with fishermen, some with wives and girlfriends, others eating with their fishing partners.
How many times do you have to fish in an area or new body of water and wish you could see the bottom? I bet if you could you wouldn’t be as afraid of fishing new bodies of water. The ability to read water is not a mystical power or a special talent it is just being observant to the lay of the land. When we are driving to our fishing destination do we pay attention to the surrounding land hills, bluffs, mountains, or swamps, we should.
For those of you who regularly travel to new water to bass fish, or participate in tournaments that frequently bring you to unfamiliar impoundments, you are probably familiar with the overwhelming feeling of; “what do I do now?” Well, to offer some consolation, there are several steps you can take to combat this all to familiar problem, many of which are much easier than one might anticipate. First of all, quite possibly some of the most important steps you can take to prepare for new water, can be taken days or weeks in advance to physically traveling to your new destination. I consider these steps a form of “bassin’ reconnaissance”, that will, if done correctly, eliminate a whole lot of unproductive water.