Work with the Water for Bank Fishing Success

Bass anglers who fish from shore, whether by choice or not, face obvious mobility limitations and, even if you’re up for a lot of walking, the bank is the bank — you take what it gives you. One of the key principles here, is recognizing water dynamics and leveraging them to your benefit.

On the shallow Florida lakes and ponds I fish, it’s all about finding those key areas where cover, depth and access align. One of my favorite ponds where I enjoy direct shoreline access has a cement seawall with a storm water drain pipe next to the property from which I access the pond. Next to the pipe, a small wooden dock provides shady cover that meets the edge of a small pad field that covers about 200 square feet.

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