Periferial Vision ........Periferal Mind....'
                
 Be aware of your surroundings
,,notice small schools of hatch on the surface,,,Spawning areas for shad,,
Herons feeding on the shore line,, these are locations where one predator
( Heron ) may be taking advantage of another's ( Bass ) ambush point .
Bass don't always strike hard -- know & feel the differences   in your lure
and its contact with structure and its natural action.
I was walking on a trail at a park one sunny fall day and  had the pleasure of witnessing
underwater hunting in action ...I was directly above the riprap of a bridge colum and noticed a
bass facing the rocks, the water was very clear with 6 ft of visibility, being a fisherman I stopped to
watch..Shortly another joined him , 1 largemouth & 1 smallmouth both approx 1.5 lbs each , they
were watching the rocks  side by side .. Crawfish hunting I thought  and yes one darted out and
the smallmouth got it. Right behind the crawfish was a watersnake , he was after the
crawfish..For 30 minutes I watched the snake hunting thru the riprap and the bass follow along for
the spoils.
            PRO  BASS  LOCATER
BACK
          FEEDING
. Natural painted lures  use an eye, fin or spot detail. There will be something
noticeable in the life cycle of what the bass are feeding on that will give you an
advantage , a flash , a spot, a bright orange belly, a flick on the surface ,
Knowing the life cycle of crawfish, shad, bream, etc. are as important as knowing
about the Bass.
PRESENTATION , MATCH THE HATCH AND PRESENT  YOUR LURE IN THE
STRIKE ZONE AS LONG AS YOU CAN BY CASTING ANGLE, BOAT POSITION AND
LURE CHOICE.