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How to Use Fish Finders to Locate Shallow Water Bass

It’s a misconception that fish finders only perform well when fishing offshore. Spring is a prime case in point – isolated cover like grass and stumps adjacent to depth change consolidate springtime bass, and imaging technologies are your best tool to quickly find these spots.

Davy Hite explains how he uses side imaging, 2D sonar and down imaging to find scattered grass and areas of change such as depth and bottom hardness transitions. A piece of cover like a stump, grass clump or brush pile adjacent to a subtle or pronounced depth change can be all it takes to concentrate fish and help you establish a productive pattern.