Anglers’ stories always capture the imagination of the audience, be at home, at pubs or wherever a few care to listen to them. This is because there is a certain romance to fishing as a sport – the endless waits, the disappointments or happiness at the size of the catch or even the weather conditions. There is uniqueness to the sport because the conditions are varied depending on the adventurism of the angler. Some may prefer to row mid river and cast anchor, others may opt to wade in mid stream to catch the fish flowing past. In every case the different environment gives a fillip to this activity. There is never staleness to it.
One of the most exciting surroundings for any angler is flooded cypress trees or swamps. There are some obvious advantages to it and here are a few reasons why and a few tips that will help make your day out a fruitful affair.
The first thing that should strike you is your material comfort. Remember you are out there to enjoy your day. Take plenty of food along, row over to the cool shade of flooded Cypress trees or swamps and drop anchor. Fishing then will be a very pleasurable experience, never mind if temperatures are soaring in the open.
Also, flooded and forever-wet trees have a clear head-on benefit over lakes and patches of deep water areas. Cypress swamps are shallow and even the deepest floors are near the surface. Thus when you stay still at a place you can in clear waters see where the bait is. Bass or crawfish or bream will feed within the submerged branches and limbs of these trees very near the water level.
The cypress trees are an ideal place for the fish to hide so it is but natural that they will go there to feed. Hence, if you really want to catch them big, row over to areas where the concentration of the limbs and trees are high and you can be sure that you will successfully draw in the bass. But if the number of trees are thinned out by felling or tree removal in Melbourne or anywhere else this advantage will not be there.
Bass fishing in still flooded waters steals a march over looking for catch in flowing waters. In the latter case, fish will constantly change their position in accordance with varying tidal conditions and the depth of water. But in inland lakes or flooded cypress trees, the position of fish will be more consistent throughout the day.
However, changing light and heat during the day can make fish re-position themselves but within a limited area, therefore not making things difficult for you. Hence, in the morning the fish can be taken off from near the top of the water but in mid afternoon you have to move over to the shady comparatively deeper waters, going back to the original starting point in the evening.
Remember, bass always prefer a secluded spot and thus it is easier to pick them off from sheltered spots offered by flooded cypress trees.