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03-27-2012, 10:08 AM #1
large deep reservoir
Any early season advice for channels in a large(1000+ acres) deep(40ft) reservoir? They are in there and in good size. I usually use cut bluegill but that's in the summer months. My best luck in the summer is at dusk on 15ft flats. I still have trouble finding them consistently. My 1st time out this year only yielded pike and a couple smallies.
03-27-2012, 08:32 PM #2
Keep a log book of weather conditions, time of day etc, it might pay off in the future to find the fish on certain days. For early season I'd say use live bait, but I like live bait all the time.
03-27-2012, 09:08 PM #3
i basesome my fishing on solunar tables
It is now known that the sun and moon are the two major sources of the astral energies that daily bombard the Earth and all her life forms. The closer they are to you at any given moment, the stronger the influence. The day of a NEW or FULL MOON will provide the strongest influence in each month.
When a period falls within 30 minutes to an hour of sunrise or sunset you can anticipate great action!
When you have a moonrise or moonset during that period the action will be even greater.
And, finally, when the above times occur during a NEW or FULL MOON, you can expect the best action of the season!
WATCH THE BAROMETER
Intensity of activity also varies from day to day, according to conditions in general. If the barometer happens to be steady or rising, if the temperature is favorable (15 degrees higher than water temp) then long and active response to a period can be expected.
Get a contour map of res if available , all fish travel routes , like we walk on paths,roads ect . they follow depressions ie old road bed ditches . if there is structure , fish the structure that is apart from all the heavy stuff,
bait shad guts early move to shrimp then to dip baits ,worms, had best 8 to 12 feet. they will be above thermocline when lake turns over the shore line continues into the water.
03-30-2012, 10:58 AM #4
That's very interesting thanks a lot. I already use the moonrise/sunset and moonset/sunrise for coyote hunting. I was actually going to try to apply the concept to fishing this year. It only makes sense that they would have an effect on predators of all kinds. Antone have any pointers on where to get a specific contour map? I've been looking for one online for this reservoir for the past 2 years. Do I have break down and buy 1 somewhere? Anyway, thanks again guys. I appreciate every bit of info to expand my attack.
03-30-2012, 11:23 AM #5
Money spent on a map ,is money well spent .It is one tool that, one needs to eliminate the unproductive water,and up the % rate of success in your goal,and that is to catch fish. Even if you only get to fish it one time . Good Luck, and knock them out lol.
Take a camera take pictures of the shore line or find some of the lake water levels at low and high . mark structure it on the map soon you will have spots on your map to fish
03-31-2012, 11:16 AM #6
The only contour map that I have been able to find for this reservoir (Tippy Dam Pond) is in one of those books with maps of many lakes by region within the state. Is there a better place to find them?
03-31-2012, 12:13 PM #7
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03-31-2012, 10:07 PM #9
Yeah that is the only one that I can find. Guess it's not so bad though. It's not the only body of water I fish. I might as well get the book huh. lol Thanks for all the help!
03-31-2012, 10:44 PM #10
Its is a start Google earth satilite seems to show some points around islands ,could not tell much because of trees around it lol,
like the inlet area tho
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