Went out to Beaverdam today to specifically target deeper structure.
I trolled a medium diving crankbait and caught many white perch in around 10 ft of water but no bass trolling. as i was trolling i see a drop off from 10ft to 15 ft and fish on my fish finder so i put a marker buoy down and made a cast with a texas rigged brush hog to my buoy. 3 twitches later i hook up with the first and biggest bass of the day.
made a few more casts in the area with no more hits.
I continue trolling and get a good slam and nice fight with a disappointing catfish in the end. I got one more of these later in the day.
I saw a flat on google earth that i wanted to try out and when i got on to the flat my crankbait i was trolling kept hitting bottom so i started to reel it in and as i was reeling i got a solid thunk and pulled and decent 12 inch smallie. the first i have ever caught on beaverdam.
next cast on the same flat with the brush hog i get another hit and it is a smaller 12 inch LMB. I trolled back to the dock getting several more perch and i take a cast to the grass for fun and get another 12 incher just before taking out.
Overall it was a fun day out on the water and i figured out some of the offshore structure patterns.