Spot-on Boat Control for Fall Largemouth
In fall, largemouth bass school heavily along dropoffs to deep water. On-screen mapping and effective boat control enable spot-on-the-spot fishing accuracy.
When it comes to angling, boat control is an important aspect that many people don’t take into consideration. To be successful on the water, it’s important to use your electronics to their maximum potential and be willing to experiment.
My father and I recently went out on the water to look at boat control strategies for bass. We found that good boat control can make or break a day of fishing. Here are some of the key strategies we used to find a school of fish in a short amount of time.
One of the most important tools we had in the boat was mapping programs and depth finders. High resolution mapping and accurate depth finders, like my Hummingbird, help you identify critical spots on underwater structures where the fish are positioned.
Positioning into the Wind
We also paid attention to positioning into the wind. We went up a little bit and then slid back a little bit, up a little bit and slid back. This allowed us to stay on the spot. In the old days, we used to throw out a marker, but now you can mark the spot up front the same way.
The essence of angling is experimentation. We had only been on the water for a couple of hours, but we were able to find a pretty good school of fish. This goes to show that the key to finding fish is boat control.
Good boat control is essential for successful fishing. By using mapping programs and depth finders, positioning into the wind, and experimenting, we were able to find a school of fish in a short amount of time.