Most bass anglers are sufficiently adept at locating and fishing obvious structural elements of reservoirs, including points, ledges and offshore humps. Yet these same fishermen often overlook the most obvious reservoir structures of all: dams.
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For most, they are the "great mystery fish" in bass fishing. They spend the summer in the open lake, suspended at mid-depths and trailing schools of shad like hungry wolves following lambs
To help clear up the mysteries of structure fishing, we sought input from Cincinnati, Ohio, BASS pro Joe Thomas, a four time Classic qualifier and veteran TV outdoor show host.
We put the best professional anglers in the nation on a small lake they've never seen before, then give them seven hours to unlock its secrets while we log everything they do to find and catch bass in timeline fashion.
Thousands of Bassmasters nationwide fish small bodies of water: reclaimed mining pits, county and state park lakes, stock ponds, pothole lakes, pay lakes, even golf course water hazards.
If you've pinpointed the bass but can't make 'em bite, try this tournament-proven tactic
Whether you are trying to keep your bait from snagging or keep a hooked bass from throwing your crank, these baits may just be worth a try