Largemouth Bass photo

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.