Fish the Ditches

When you're fishing cold, clear reservoirs, try fishing the backs of drainages. Elite Series pro Marty Robinson ticks the bottoms of these ditches to catch 4- and 5-pounders.

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Fish the Ditches
Wintertime temperatures generally push bass to the depths until spring. At least that's the conventional wisdom. But Marty Robinson knows that fish on deep, clear reservoirs often spend time in the backs of drainages.

 "For some reason, the bait gets in the backs of pockets with drains coming into the lake and the bass follow that bait," said the Elite Series pro.The best part of this pattern is that the bass he finds in these areas are usually solid specimens."Most of the time, they're 3- to 4-pounders, and that's hard to come by on a lake like that," he said. Story
 

 


 

(Editor's note: The following article is from the December 2008 issue of BASS Times. Click here to subscribe today.)

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