When You Should Move From One Fishing Spot To Another
When is the right time to gather up your gear and move from one fishing spot to another?
What if you leave and then miss out on a bite?
90% of the fish are in 10% of the water and if you don’t get any bites in a short amount of time, it could be time to move.
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When You Should Move From One Fishing Spot To Another [VIDEO]
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There are four main things to think of and analyze before deciding to move fishing spots.
If you see bait, there is a very good chance predatory fish are nearby.
Along with bait, you may see other signs of life like birds circling overhead or crashing on bait below.
2. Water Level & Current
Water level and current are major determining factors for what makes a fishing spot good.
For example, if you are in a spot with oyster beds that are exposed, you may not get any hits until the water starts coming in and over those shells.
Fish will use the oyster beds and structure for cover and ambush points.
Take note of any similar structure in an area because sometimes it can be worth waiting an extra hour or two for water to fill around these areas.
If you also happen to see a film layer across the top of the surface of water, this indicates an increased presence of algae.
These areas with algae are often in spots with a slow, slack current that illustrates minimal water movement.
Something you will always need to successfully inshore fish is moving water with some sort of current.
With regards to wind, it comes into play if you are exposed to the wind or along a protected shoreline.
Some days, you have to fish both exposed and protected areas to find the fish.
The main factor with wind is finding the trends and maintaining flexibility to adhere to the trends.
4. Water Temperature
Water temperature has an important role in where fish will be holding given the time of year.
For example, during the cooler months, fish may start out in deeper water in the mornings and move into the shallows as the day progresses.
The exact temperature can give you hints where the fish may be but ultimately this comes down to the current trends.
You should monitor the trends in the days leading up to your planned fishing trip.
Pay attention to cold fronts, wind direction, sun patterns, and weather when making your choice of where to fish.
The algae previously mentioned that can build up on the surface will also pop up in warmer temperatures.
Algae does not typically survive long in colder water.
Moving fishing spots has its benefits because you cover more ground and it can help you ultimately find the fish you are looking for.
The most important thing to pay attention to is the current fishing trends and how the conditions and weather are affecting their behavior patterns and movement.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the four elements mentioned above and if you check off all the wrong boxes, then it is time to make a move and change locations!
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