Thursday, September 5, 2013
Thursday Tips: Remember Back Angles
The problem with that approach is that roughly half the cover and structure along many banks is better suited for fishing from the opposite angle. Whether you're talking about trees that slant direction the boat is traveling and out from the bank, the back sides of points or boulders or the opposite sides of little shoreline cuts, many features can be fished more efficiently by angling 45 degrees back instead of 45 degrees forward.
If you're in the back of the boat, stay on the lookout for back angles and prioritize such casts over casts that angle forward. Let your partner aim forward and collectively you'll fish the bank much more thoroughly. Even as you fish alone, though, don't forget to look back. Be intentional about looking for and making back-angle casts, and you'll catch fish that otherwise would never get a good look at your lure.