Long story short, I NEED to start “pre-fishing” all the time, meaning run-and-gun with my electronics if the bite I think should be going isn’t. Stop fishing memories – even if those memories are from just an hour earlier – and be better at making on-the-water adjustments to fish the current conditions in the moment.
In my newest YouTube vid, I take you along to a lake I haven’t fished all summer and try to show my process of breaking down what the fish are doing and where they may be set up.
After spending several hours running thru a dozen-ish spots, you can see the moment (starting at 11:01) where all the scouting finally paid off: Actually first saw the school of walleyes on my Humminbird’s 2D/DI sonar, then swung around ’em with Side Imaging to see how they were set up on the main-lake hump.
The walleyes were fired-up and chasing around schools of baitfish. Literally looked like piranhas on my LiveScope when I threw a bait in the middle of ’em: