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Fishing a Flooded Lake

from Fishermans Handbook 2020

In this episode, Wade looks at flooded lakes and the challenges they bring when fishing for Bass. How the fish react to flooded conditions varies greatly but one place where Wade likes to try first is the old bank line, an area the fish will already know and feel comfortable with. His tactic proves correct, quickly locking into a nice Bass on an Aruku Shad lure. With more water in the lake, there's a lot more cover and although its tempting to stay in one spot after a fish, Wade likes to cover as much water as possible in these conditions. Sticking to the old bank line pays dividends for Wade as is seems the fish have stayed out and not moved in to the flooded areas. As the water warms, fish think about the spawn, they start to move in to the shallow flooded banks and the bushes and Wade shows exactly the kinds of places to target. Looking for irregularities in the cover helps Wade find the fish.


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