“I have always loved fishing, and at 16 years-old, I started fishing bass tournaments, but I didn’t like doing them like everyone else,” he said. “I found that I hated fishing in crowds, and when they told me to fish the bank, it wasn’t long before I started casting behind the boat.”
Those beginnings led to a fascination with offshore fishing, and as he began venturing into saltwater fishing, and his expertise with reading electronics grew, so did the ease of locating fish offshore. He came to the realization that locating fish offshore effectively had similarities; no matter the salinity level of the water, or species of fish.
Study Maps Before Fishing Offshore One of the biggest problems that Davis sees in anglers is their eagerness to go fishing.
“I see a lot of guys start trying to learn how to fish offshore, by launching their boats and heading offshore,” said Davis. “While immersion therapy might be good for some things, learning how to read the map and the bottom of the lake or ocean is a wise thing to do.”
For Davis, as he decided that he was catching more fish offshore, he decided to focus more on familiarizing himself with the process.
“I was 16 years old fishing out of a john boat, and I was spending more time offshore,” he said. “But, as I became more into it, I really started by studying maps and understanding what I was seeing.”
While his process began with paper maps, now he would recommend anglers sit in the parking lot and use the maps on their fishfinders to see the lakebed.
“People need to understand what the maps are showing them,” he said. “Understand what the spacing of contours