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View Poll Results: which of these options is Structure
hump, point, ledge 72 42.11%
isolated stump, or a brush pile 3 1.75%
weed bed on a flat 0 0%
Wood 4 2.34%
All of these are considered Structure 92 53.80%
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Old February 27th, 2012, 01:51 AM   #1
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Structure and Cover?

do you know what structure is?
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Old February 27th, 2012, 04:27 AM   #2
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Old February 27th, 2012, 04:57 AM   #3
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Structure
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Old February 27th, 2012, 05:12 AM   #4
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Always learned that Structure when related to fishing anyways was anything contour related such as a ledge, hump, point etc....

Cover was something like brush, weeds, docks, tules, etc....
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Old February 27th, 2012, 05:13 AM   #5
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Old February 27th, 2012, 06:15 AM   #6
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Structure......as defined by the man that coined the term first, E. L. Buck Perry, is:

"the bottom of the lake, that has some unusual features that distinguish it from the surrounding bottom area".

Hence, a point, a hump, a ledge is considered structure.
All other things such as stumps, bushes, trees, wood, weedbeds, brushpiles, a boat sitting on the bottom, etc are what we call "breaks" ON the structure.
A quick drop in depth is considered a break if it occurs at one spot, unless the quick drop goes completely around the structure. Then it is called a "breakline".
The most noted structure situation is a "bar". There are actually 17 structure situations in total. Not every lake has them all, but some will. Natural lakes will only a 3 structure situations.
Of the 17, several of them are manmade. Dams, roadbeds, and causeways would be considered manmade structure.

All these terms and more are in Bucks book, Spoonplugging Your Guide To Lunker Catches, copyrighted 1965.
Buck was teaching this stuff all the way back in the 1940's.
I was trained by him and many of his instructors. He passed in 2005. One of his best students lives right there in Tempe.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 06:40 AM   #7
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do you know what structure is?
I read a post the other day and was thinking this same thing....
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Old February 27th, 2012, 10:15 AM   #8
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Old February 27th, 2012, 01:57 PM   #9
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Another statement from Buck......

"you can have structure without fish, but you will not have fish without structure".

"Structure that is void of "breaks" will also be void of fish".

So breaks, breaklines, go hand in hand with structure.

This is why some bars(points) never produce, while some do.

Buck was also the one who said "that 90% of the water in any lake contains no fish".

"we have to spend our time where we have the best chance to catch a fish"
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Old February 27th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #10
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What would you say all the beer cans in the lakes are? Structure or cover?
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Old February 27th, 2012, 04:24 PM   #11
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I read a post the other day and was thinking this same thing....
i saw a video
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Old February 27th, 2012, 05:25 PM   #13
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Old February 27th, 2012, 06:42 PM   #14
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What would you say all the beer cans in the lakes are? Structure or cover?
LOL! That would be a break on structure!
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Old February 28th, 2012, 04:20 AM   #15
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What would you say all the beer cans in the lakes are? Structure or cover?
the beer cans are hazard markers for the fish...live bait on hook lurks in area...lol
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