Repeated casts may be necessary


In my opinion, low water can put bass in a weird hangover-type of mood. I don’t really know why, but they can just become flat-out lethargic when the bottom gets sucked out. That’s why it’s so important to make repeated casts to good-looking cover. It’s one of the rare times it’s actually good to be a stubborn angler. 

I caught my personal-best bass, a 13-pounder, in low-water conditions from the bank (more on that here). I was actually talking to my buddy, mindlessly flipping to the same laydown for about 20 minutes. I didn’t expect to catch anything. But on what seemed like the 100th flip, that 13-pounder bit. This proved the importance of repeated casts to me. 

Bass don’t always bite out of hunger. Sometimes you have to tick ’em off and make them bite out of aggression.