It may seem like we’re on a structure fishing kick here at the Bass Fishing Archives – and you may be right. The deal is that structure fishing is such an important part of successful bass fishing that we really feel it’s essential to look back on its beginnings to understand where we’ve come from.
Back in the late 60s and early 70s, a vast majority of anglers would only fish bass in the spring of the year – mainly because the fish were shallow and easily targeted. Come the post spawn, when the fish would move from their shallow haunts, anglers far and wide would either quit fishing or quit catching. The few anglers in the know, though, would move off the banks and continue catching fish throughout the summer, fall and winter. [Read more…]