When bass are holding tight to cover, short, accurate casts and nearly noiseless lure presentation are critical for more hookups. If you practice, the underhand roll cast will quickly become a favorite when you need to snake a bait under limbs and high boat docks. “It was a real important cast for me at the Southern Open on Toho in Florida a couple years ago,” says Swindle. “It was too windy for the overhand cast, so I sneaked in behind some cover, threw a lipless crankbait, and won the Open.”



From the May 2012 issue of Outdoor Life magazine.