Tired of fishing with your GPS sea walls and not finding anything. Tired of dragging that Carolina platform all over the bottom of the lake. Tired of trying to cross that magical place on the lake. Well, you may be ready to try your hand at fishing for rocky breakwaters or seawalls. Those obvious shores, hugging features found in lakes, rivers, and reservoirs throughout the county. These forms of coverage can be carried out throughout the year. These places are easy to find and easy to fish. Here are some tips for fishing off breakwaters and seawalls.
WALL PATTERN: When there is a large area of water hyacinths it has burst against a long stretch of dike. When you tie a 3-inch thick Gary Yamamoto. Custem bait with a heavy bullet weight and start to separate the floating vegation. Fishing floating mats against a boardwalk or near the boardwalk, there is usually clean water underneath to the wall. This is a good place to combine the horizontal cover with the vertical one and its open bottom. That crawl space will attract a lot of space.
Flip right across the top of the mat and start at the deep edge. But don’t forget to fish the seam between the carpet and the boardwalk.
HUG THE WALL:
One technique is to parallel the Seawall with hard plastic lures and buzz baits. It is also important to hug the wall with a lizard, tube, worm and creature. One of the most important things when casting. Against the wall is to get the bait to land as close to the wall as possible. If you are using a bait launcher, you must feed. The line to allow the bait to fall against the wall. If you’re using a spinning reel, it’s the same, but don’t close the hood until the bait hits the bottom. The other thing you can do is throw the lure towards the wall. And have it hit 1 to 3 inches before the wall, and then take off the line. It tends to fall further towards the wall.
– When fall comes, the bass is migrating to and from streams. So the riprap provides an easy and reliable way to intercept the bass. When fishing in the fall, the bass move shallow or come back out. And have to cross bridges to do so. So the riprap along the bridges would make an excellent pattern.
Some good lures for this would be a shad colored crank bait. Like Rebel Wee R or Bombers 5A and 6A to spin the rocks, also the long sea walls A jerk bomber bait is another good option. Cast parallel to the rock line and focus on deflecting the lure as often as possible. The most important key in the fall is repetitive casting, you wonder why, because bass have seen lures all summer. Therefore, it is important to cast the replay to a good looking area, such as the tip of the riprap or a tree or shrub stretched across the riprap.
PARALLEL BASS PARKING:
When it comes to bass, there aren’t many hard and fast rules, but when you come across a boardwalk and riprap lines, one rule rings to mind sea walls. Take a casting angle that allows them to be parallel with a lure. Another lure of choice for seawall and jetty or bulkhead fishing is to cast a surface bait and spinner in the morning, then a lipless crank bait or a shallow dive crank bait later in the day.
But regardless of the lure, always set them parallel as much as possible and at least 45 degrees sea walls, depending on the depth of the water and the position the fish are in. Remember to place your lure as close to the wall as possible, or even hit it. the wall as you bring her back to the boat.
Riprap can be intimidating to a fisherman or woman. Whether it’s a bridge foundation, a stream breaking, or erosion control of a stretch of shoreline, riprap can seem overwhelming in some situations. You may have a two mile long riprap and everything looks the same, so where do you start fishing for bass?
You have to understand that what is below the surface is not exactly the same. It is important to locate the irregular features on a uniform riprap line. So, look for visible things like logs, treetops, or floating debris that have drifted against rocks, or an unusually large rock that is always worth fishing for. But there are hidden irregular features that will retain much more bass. In lakes, a small ditch or stream can lead to the breakwater and stop. Usually a bridge crosses a canal and there will be a culvert nearby on one side of the base of the riprap. This can be a great place.