|(Blake Russell photo) |
It's easy to get in a groove when trying to flip and pitch to as many targets as quickly as you can. However, way too often I'll see anglers make a single pitch or two to a good looking laydown and leave. Making a few casts at a target may get you bites from the most active fish, but chances are good you're missing out on inactive fish. This can be especially true on lakes that see a lot of pressure.
When I'm fishing a good looking piece of cover, I'll try to hit every angle of that piece of cover. There are even times where I'll make repeated casts in the same area if I think a fish is there. There have been several occasions where I've caught four or five fish off a single piece of cover. If it wasn't for me making multiple casts to it, I wouldn't have caught them.
So next time you come across a good piece of cover, slow down. You may surprise yourself with how many fish are there that you've been missing.