Fishing Tips

How to Cast Shallow Woody Cover for More Bass

Bass are cover-oriented fish that setup in the nooks and crannies of hard cover like laydowns, bushes and stumps. Expert shallow water angler Stephen Browning shares his process for thoroughly fishing each piece of wood, and how this reduces missing key bites. Making multiple casts to the same cover element is essential, but Browning stresses the importance of varying each subsequent cast. He explains how different casting angles coupled with retrieve speeds and styles will reduce your chance of passing up quality fish that are often missed by those unwilling to thoroughly comb key cover elements.