Will Get Overwhelmed With The “Eye Candy”
Potholes is famous for inducing the “Potholes Wander” where you run around on your trolling motor, flailing away, since it all looks good.
4You Won’t Embrace The Idea That Structure, Not Cover, Is The Key
Despite all that good looking cover, the real key to Potholes is understanding that the underlying structure (contours, transitions from deep to shallow, flats and corners) really determine where bass setup and habitat. Cover becomes a secondary consideration for your bait selection.
3You Won’t Be Observant Enough
With all the cover to look at, it’s no wonder that many of us will ignore the signs that other wildlife are presenting to us. Grebes, Beavers, Carp
2You Won’t Use Your GPS/Mapping Properly
Many anglers today have thousands of dollars wrapped up in GPS/Sonar units on their boats. Unfortunately, many simply turn them on and read water depth and water temperature off of them all day.
1You Will Emphasis Baits and Tackle Over Locations and Positioning
It’s the old 80/20 rule…you spend 80% of your time and money on baits and tackle when 80% of your success is due to your location, position, angles and timing.