There are several things in fishing that will give you an advantage in fishing. One thing for sure is to look for and fish around key fish holding cover and areas, and then fish around the cover all you can.
Most all fish will use cover of some kind to hold on or around most of the year. Fish will use almost anything for cover, things like rocks, trees, weeds, boat docks or anything that stays in one place long enough. But not all cover or areas are the same.
While you can catch fish off most cover in a area, there will be certain cover that will hold more and bigger fish. This fishing hotspot is what a lot of anglers call a key fishing spot.
These types of areas will produce fish year after year and will seem to produce some fishing action when other spots fail. What makes these spots better are things like deeper water or shallow water close by, or an area that holds food year round or is next to where fresh water flows into the lake, bringing in fresh oxygen and food. Also, some areas are warmer or cooler for some reason.
If you’re fishing on any type of cover in a lake or river, look for anything that might set a part of that area apart and fish it. Some of the bigger game fish are territorial and will claim the best spot and cover in a area. Things like a single bush or tree in the water will sometimes hold the biggest fish in that area, so look for and fish these types of areas on your next fishing trip.
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