any reccomendations for fletcher pond. lures, presentations, areas, any good advice.
Only fishing there twice i coudn’t fish the entire lake, but i’d highly recommend staying close to the river that runs through it, which is the deepest area of the entire body of water. The river channel seemed to have an average depth of 6-10 ft whereas everywhere else was probably 5 ft or less. In and around the edges of the river channel there was plenty of prime areas of submerged cabbage. Tossing jigs and/or texas-rigged soft plastics (whichever you are more comfortable with) at these areas would be a good starting point. Finding timber and other cover near the river channel would also be a prime location. Spinnerbaits and topwater baits (buzzbaits, frogs, and other weedless soft plastics), along with the before mentioned jigs and texas-rigged soft plastics would be your best options for these areas.
Contrary to the order in which i posted them, i’d begin the day by targetting active fish in the shallow water cover outside the river channel. I’d always start with a spinnerbait or buzzbait. If you are fishing with somebody else i’d always recommend each of you using opposite lures - one using a horizontal presentation(spinnerbait) and one using a vertical presentation(jig/texas-rig) to try to see what the fish are responding to.
If you are having limited or no luck there then i would move to the river channel, and try to fish the cabbage near the edges of the river.
If still no luck then i’d probably move shallow, and focus on the pads and stumps near some of the shorelines (further away from the river channel.)
As i mentioned in my last post, Fletcher’s also contains pike - a ton of them. So make sure you bring some extra line and more than enough tackle, especially hooks and weights. You usualy won’t have problems with pike if you’re fishing a spinnerbait or buzzbait, but if you hook one while fishing a soft plastic or jig there’s always a solid chance of a bite off. So be prepared.
And also just make sure to bring a map and depth finder - which will make finding the river channel a piece of cake. The river channel is actually not far out from the main boat launch so it wouldn’t be much trouble finding. But a map would make things much easier - especially trying to figure out which way it’s turning.