8 tips for fishing seawalls and riprap

Updated: August 31, 2006, 11:28 AM ET
By Tim Tucker | BASSMASTER Magazine, September/October 2006
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Tired of relying on your GPS to find that offshore spot? Eyes weary from trying to interpret the hidden world beneath your boat? Worn out from dragging that Carolina rig all over the lake bottom trying to come across that one magic spot?

If you are ready for a change of pace, try your hand at fishing rocky riprap and seawalls — those obvious shoreline-hugging features found on lakes, rivers and reservoirs across the country. These hard forms of cover can harbor bass throughout the year.

They are simple to locate and usually easy to fish — two aspects of angling that work to the advantage of even the most inexperienced basser. But knowledgeable fishermen know the little tricks and tactics that make these places pay off on a consistent basis.

Here, then, are eight tips for fishing riprap and seawalls: