For those of you that are fairly knowledgeable about fishing, there is a term called “spot on the spot”.
Before we get too far into this I’d like to point out that just because you FIND a “spot on the spot”, it does NOT mean there is even a fish there. It’s just a great looking spot that MAY hold fish at some point….may NEVER hold fish….OR it has fish on it constantly. Only fishing them will tell you the answer, and there’s NO guarantee.
For that matter….there may be fish there….but they aren’t hungry when you fish it.
I’ve seen various descriptions of what the term means, so I am including the results of a search on Yahoo about it for those of you that would like to get on the ‘Net and read more
Search results for "Spot on the Spot"
That being said, I have my own “description” of what this means.
For me, a “spot on the spot” entails a combination of structure, cover AND bottom content…and it can be ANY combination of these, including items from the same category (like lilypads and a single stump, which are both in the “cover” category, or an area of gravel in the middle of a sandy bottom area).
You can even go so far as to say that current, wind and tides and weather in general can help create an “occasional” “Spot on a Spot”. A school of walleyes along a windblown island dropoff is a good example of that. Chances are the bait fish are there because the wind has blown food into the area….and the walleyes followed. If the wind hadn’t blown in just the right direction, the fish would be somewhere else.
Lake maps CAN be limited in the information given in the sense that the lake just doesn’t have features that stand out to you as being a “spot on the spot”. Take this example map I drew up….there’s hundred’s of lakes around the country that won’t show much more than this. This is not much help for us fisher-folks.
At the same time though....time on a lake like this COULD reveal other things about the lake such as this.....
NOW ....since you took the time to "be observent"....you have seen a good MANY "spot on the spot" areas.
A good many lakes have much MORE structure than this...so I will address that in upcoming posts.
Feel free to make comments on this subject.....as I intend it to be a discussion.
And as I said...I will have more info coming in the next few days.
Life Member David BB Linkmeister US Army '78-'85 West Central Wisconsin