Fishing Weed Mats and Pad Fields

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I really love fishing emergent weed mats using the technique shown in this video (using Texas-rigged stick baits).

Though Dave demos how to fish the mats by letting the bait sink once it gets to an edge, I often find bass will hit the bait on the surface too…

mats and pad fields

A really cool variation 🙂

Regretfully Dave does blow one thing in this video… The definitions of cover versus structure…

The correct definitions are…

Cover – Natural or manmade objects on the bottom of lakes, rivers, or impoundments, especially those that influence fish behavior. Anything a fish can use to conceal itself. Examples include stick-ups, tree lines, stumps, rocks, logs, pilings, docks, weeds, boathouses, duck blinds, bushes, etc. (not to be confused with structure).

Structure – Changes in the shape of the bottom of lakes, rivers, or impoundments, especially those that influence fish behavior. This is probably the most misunderstood word in bass fishing. Structure is a feature on the bottom of the lake. Some examples of structure are creeks, humps, depressions, sandbars, roadbeds, ledges, and drop-offs. Some examples that are not structure: a stump, tree, or brush pile (these are cover).

Find More Bass Fishing Definitions @ http://bassfishingtips-tactics.com/blog/the-bassin-glossary/


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