When fishing for bass, keep one major thing in mind––yourself. Fish can sense when something is foreign in their habitat. Whether the water is moving too much from your approaching boat or you are casting a shadow from above, fish can pick you out. Good anglers are aware of their presence and how it may affect the fish. Stealthiness is a major key to keep yourself from being spotted. Expert fishermen have been known to get low in their boats, so as to not cast their own shadow on the spot they are fishing. Bass like to feed in the shallows and anything even close to representing a shadow from above the water will spook them. Also, if possible, cut your big motor and either troll or allow your boat to drift to the desired spot. Fishermen aware of themselves and the bass they pursue will come out on top with a prized catch like this one below!