When most people think about summer fishing they think that the largemouth does deep, don’t overlook shallow water and thick cover. Big bass are waiting in the thickest of cover, awaiting to ambush prey. Use a heavier bullet weight like ½ to 1 ounce (preferably tungsten); also use a rubber bobber stop to peg the weight to make your bait weedless. The heavier weight pushes through cover better and the faster fall garners more strikes. Use a 5/0 heavy-duty straight-shank hook. Snell your line to your hook––this will pull the shank of the hook upwards, resulting in better hook-ups in the top of the fish’s mouth.