Humps are productive locations for finding and catching all species of game fish. There are two ways to locate them with a Lowrance HDS unit. One way is to locate the hump on the map before driving to it. The other is split screen the unit and watch for humps to appear on the GPS side. The two screenshots show how you can located humps using the Lowrance HDS unit.
After fishing a channel swing with limited success, I decided that the fish maybe on humps in this highland reservoir. Using split screen, I zoomed out to find five different size humps located close by. From there it was just a process of idling over each one using the sonar to check for baitfish and game fish.
Instead of idling over the humps because there were five of them, I decided it was quicker to drive over them. It’s an easy process. Just split screen the Lowrance HDS and zoom in as you get closer to the hump. You can watch both screens at once. If any of the humps had brush piles or any other cover just create a waypoint so you can come back to later.
A hump is just one of the many different types of structure. It's defined as an isolated spot where the bottom of an impound rises up and is surrounded by deeper water. On humps active fish are usually found on the top of the hump, but this can change according to the time of year and current. A list of productive lures for fishing humps would include dropshot, Carolina rig, football head jig, spoons and crankbaits.
During the summer and winter months humps located nearby a river channel, creek channel or drains are more likely to have fish on them. It’s not necessary that humps have baitfish on them to catch fish; in fact many anglers would rather mark just fish.
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