Sand Dune Ecosystems

Creating Sections

One of the best ways to try and wrap your head around a body of water is to break it down into sections.  Easier said than done.  It takes a fair amount of discipline and planning to make this happen out on the water.  Today’s segment on breaking down Potholes will focus on the sand dune ecosystems in place.  Nothing fancy or very polished, just a foundation of how the typical dune lays out at Potholes and what to expect to find even before you pull up and make that first cast.

Part of that idea of “eye discipline” is to know what you are seeing rather than to just look.  I’m not going to get off of this concept because I think it’s that important and one of those things that never gets discussed.  One of the greatest temptations at Potholes is to be fishing one area and be looking around at another.  In this case, it’s not okay to “shop”.  My experience is that if I know how a dune lays out then I’ll not only focus on what I’m doing but if I do get some feedback, I’ll know exactly where to go to try and repeat it.

Next time:  What makes some dunes better than others.

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  1. So if you were approaching this, in early Spring, would you target the deep water leading to the point to the Northeast? What about targeting the flat? Are these questions too early and will come up in later lessons?

    1. The sharpest break, the flat all have a time and place. The first step is just knowing where those specific pieces are. Not too early. Will come up over and over. Especially in courses.