Cheat Sheet for Catching Fish

Cheat Sheet for Catching Fish

In the following images, you will find maps with many features you'll probably find similar to your favorite fishing holes. On them we've placed the proverbial pins where the fish are most likely to be roaming. We've even provided the tips on the best lures to use and how to use them.

Cheat Sheet for Catching Fish

You're idling onto a lake, maybe yours, with developed shorelines. Take note of the landscape near the water. It's a proven fact that any combination of depth change and man-made feature is a practical shortcut to fishing success.

Cheat Sheet for Catching Fish

Undeveloped shorelines make for the prettiest scenery and also some of the most-fun fishing. The best strategy is to focus on isolated habitat and stay on the move.

Cheat Sheet for Catching Fish

Top tip: A subtle adjustment such as downsizing to a smaller lure or switching lure colors can change your success on a highly pressured lake.

Cheat Sheet for Catching Fish

Top tip: A subtle adjustment such as downsizing to a smaller lure or switching lure colors can change your success on a highly pressured lake.

Cheat Sheet for Catching Fish

Top tip: Bass success peaks on the outgoing tide. The current pulls fish to channel edges, where they can be pinpointed on stationary objects.