Just about every magazine article, blog or TV show will mention points at some time or another. Points are in every body of water that you fish. They may be long tapering points, or very small and subtle points. Either way, points are bass magnets and should always be checked out.
How do you break down which points to fish and which ones to idle past? For me, it is all about deep water access. I know you have heard it a bazillion times, but here it is again. Big bass won’t be far from deep water. I will try and find a point that has a river or creek close by. Now, that being said, the area that is closest to the deep water may not always be the juice. You will need to put your time in on the water to find the juice on a point.
I try and look at points in order:
Points don’t have to be sharp and crisp. They may be a slow tapering point or have a rounded point that runs for several hundred yards.
When I am fishing a point, I typically start fairly deep and move in until I find the depth zone that the bass are feeding at.
As far as techniques, the best tip I have is try and throw across the point rather than parallel with it. IMO you cover more water that way and you are appealing to more depth zones in one cast.
My favorite baits for fishing points are-
Points that are barren and completely void of cover will still hold bass. They may not have a lot of stumps, lily pads or hydrilla, but they are still a point and bass will still relate to them at some time or another.
Don’t overlook the small things that may make one point better than another. It may be as subtle as a small twig or two, or even as big as fallen oak trees in the water. Just pay attention to your graph and what the lures are telling you is down there.
If you are going to a new body of water for the first time, keep it simple and check out some of the points, and they may point the way for you.
G’ Luck and Tight Lines
Story by Shane Smith