Look for the Ands

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Look for the Ands

Post by Charles » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:23 pm

When fishing an area that has a lot of one kind of structure; say, a creek with a lot of rocks, look for the ands.

Rocky and a drop-off.

Rocky and an oyster bar.

Rocky and a point.

The more ands you have together, the better.

Rocky and a point, and a drop-off.

Rocky and an oyster bar, and a shallower sandy stretch, and a drop-off, and a bend in the creek, and rock weed, and the presence of mullet.

If an area has a lot of a certain kind of structure the fish won't hold to that particular structure because there is so much of it. They will be holding to that and something else. Something that is less prevalent.

In a sandy/muddy area without a lot of rocks the rocky spot could be the and.

This goes along with what I have noticed before about fishing edges. The more combinations of edges concentrated close together, the better.

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Re: Look for the Ands

Post by bk » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:28 pm

great stuff charles. thanks for sharing.
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Re: Look for the Ands

Post by shallowminded.too » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:34 pm

I recently read that some fish a lifetime without catching a particular fish, i.e. a redfish, it occurred to me that spending some time on this forum and reading posts such as yours should give most people at least the fundamentals to search, find, and catch these wily fishes. Thanks man, you should write more often!

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Re: Look for the Ands

Post by skitterwalk » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:59 pm

excelent advice

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Re: Look for the Ands

Post by Charles » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:13 pm

shallowminded.too wrote:I recently read that some fish a lifetime without catching a particular fish,
I can believe that. I fished all Saturday afternoon and could have used about 8 fewer redfish and two more trout.

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Re: Look for the Ands

Post by Fishbaitbilly » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:03 pm

Thanks for posting that great info Charles. Like I told you on Saturday, every time you have something to say I learn something new.

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Re: Look for the Ands

Post by Reel-Fin-Addict » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:19 am

great bit Charles ! :-)

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Re: Look for the Ands

Post by BigIrish » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:05 am

great post.

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Re: Look for the Ands

Post by WannaDoDat » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:01 pm

Thanks, Charles. Great pointers that help us to be better observers.

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