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NEW! Watch full-length Bill Dance Saltwater episodes

Bill Dance Saltwater keeps you on the edge...the edge of America’s coastal waters fishing for some of the best inshore, and offshore saltwater species there are! Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Bonefish, Trout and Sheephead along with many other species, fill the shows with lots of fun and you can even gain a little knowledge from some of the area's best guides. With a new episode added weekly to Bill Dance Outdoors and Bill Dance Fishing YouTube Channel, tag along as Bill, and the occasional guest, try and land some of your favorite game fish. And best of all, as the show's slogan says..."Yes! YOU can do this"! So climb aboard and check out Bill Dance Saltwater!

How To Target A Bass Angler’s Favorite Target-Riprap

Posted: July 30th, 2014 by Bill Dance

If you think riprap are those undesirable people you want thrown out of a party, or maybe even an occurrence where a hip-hopster split his pants, well, you’re probably not a fisherman.

In fact, you are probably considered riff-raff to anglers, because you don’t fit in. That’s OK, I’m here to help.

Bass fishermen know that riprap most definitely as a target that needs to be fished. But according to UG (that’s University of Google, not University of Georgia, though they might tell you the same thing) riprap is: is basically rock or other material to armor shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments, pilings and other shoreline structures against scour-, water- or ice erosion. Some also refer to it as shot rock, rock armor or even rubble (the latter not named after Barney).

It is made from a variety of rock types, but most commonly it will be granite or limestone. Occasionally, resourceful people will recycle rubble from building or paving demolition. And again, according to UG, it can be used on any waterway or water containment where there is potential for water erosion.

Quite simply, riprap helps hold soil in place and fights erosion. You are likely to see it anywhere, off the side of an interstate, along a canal, or under a bridge. Of course, it is much more common in regions where soil types are more susceptible to soil erosion.

And like I said anglers love to see it. Riprap is a target of opportunity for the bass fisherman. It’s great cover, and it attracts fish for obvious reasons. Bait is found there. The submerged portions cover with algae and create something of a food chain. Prey is also attracted to the rocky terrain it creates because it can provide places to hide. In turn, predator fish like bass follow.

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