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Went out this morning hit my first bank spot for a about 1:30 and ended up with two 3/4 to 1 pounders on buzz bait. Tried my usual bridge spot no luck so decided time to inaugurate the new waders.

Headed over to the shadier side of the lake to a spot I have always desired to get fishing at but without a boat or wader no way to get in there. Walked out a little and found it very muddy so moved a tad closer bak in to firmer ground and got one more on the buzz. Tried the buzz in thos psot and another and no further swipes etc.

Decided to switch over to the T rigged worm and noticed a little splash right in tight of the bank, tossed the line in and bam off it ran almost 1 second after worm hit water. This time a decent bass at 1.25 pounds. Decided to try up the lake into a more rocky bottom area and ended up with two more again small size but also lost one on a knot failure on a hook set.

Ended the day after 4 hours and 6 fish not bad. Next time out going to try another spot further down the lake and another on the side I started today since I think I have some access to get into a few spots and can wade out a little to work the banks.
 

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Yup, waders are a big help in expanding your casting area when bank fishing. I also think that by only stepping a few feet out into the water, it changes the angle of presentation when fishing parallel to the shore so the fish do not recognize it as a lure. At least it seems that way when pond fishing.
 

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Yup, waders are a big help in expanding your casting area when bank fishing. I also think that by only stepping a few feet out into the water, it changes the angle of presentation when fishing parallel to the shore so the fish do not recognize it as a lure. At least it seems that way when pond fishing.
It wasn't that it got me parallel but I was actually able to get into spots I had no way to throw because of all the over hang and growth. By walking out about 20 feet into the water really opened up access to some nice looking spots. Did lose a few hooks since I got hung up on some new lay downs etc but switched to snag less hooks and wacky rigged to solve that issue
 

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The one big downer is that the vast majority of public lakes don't allow wading. It's often ignored both by fishermen and LEOs but I have been warned at a Raleigh City lake before when I was just mid calf deep in shorts and sandals.
 

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The one big downer is that the vast majority of public lakes don't allow wading. It's often ignored both by fishermen and LEOs but I have been warned at a Raleigh City lake before when I was just mid calf deep in shorts and sandals.
Wow didn't even consider that when I started my waders discussion. The only signs I see are no swimming signs.
 

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If you don't see anything saying not to, I would not worry about it unless approached. Some of the signs do explicitly say no swimming or wading, so if it just says no swimming I would wade unless told otherwise.
 
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