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15 Jul

Dialing In On The Most Productive Fishing Locations

Dialing in on the most productive fishing locations takes much more than guesswork. It takes gathering all the information on the locations that have been productive in the past. It’s knowing and understanding all of the key factors and putting them together for that spot that pays off without relying on the trial-and-error method. First, it takes making good notes from the past months and years. Just as important is the organization of those notes.


Key Factors

· Water temperature
· Air temperature
· Tides
· Water clarity
· Catch history
· Time of day
· Time year
· Cloud conditions
· Location
· Type of bait or lure
· Moon phase

While good notes are great, they don’t work well if they’re not organized and
somewhat detailed. The trick is being able to combine the factors of those
great, good, or even bad fishing days and establish trends from those factors. As
an example, a great day for Redfish may be a water temperature of 76 degrees on an incoming tide in May with fair water clarity, while another time would be
fishing with shrimp early in the morning, and fishing at the mouth of say, Bill’s

Now that may sound like a big pain in the butt, however, it’s far easier than you
think once you get in the swing of it. It takes most of the guesswork work out and
helps you spend more time fishing productive locations rather than running
around trying to luck up on a good hole by trial and error.
To break it down, take your notes from the same time last year and use those
notes to determine where, when, with what, and so on. More time catching and
less time guessing. Your biggest investment is one of those 99-cent, little notebooks at the dollar store.

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