During the summer months, fish can be spread out over large flats, and when drifting or wading those flats it can seem like there is nothing to distinguish one area over another. Using a topwater plug when fishing over large flats is a great way to search for active fish, and it is an effective technique year round. Topwater plugs, like the Jackall Bowstick, allow you to make long casts and keep the bait in the strike zone for longer periods of time. They can be used to sight-cast to reveal fish locations in shallow water. If the wind is blowing and there is grass present, we suggest that you replace the treble hooks on your plugs with single straight-shank hooks in a 1/0 or 2/0 size to avoid getting hung up in the floating grass. You may also try a circle hook––the barb is bent inward, so the lure becomes somewhat weedless and the fish hooks itself when it strikes.