Brushpiles can also be a deadly technique after the dog days have passed and bass begin to cruise the shallows — if you know where to put them and how to fish them.
"Most people think that if you throw a deep diving crankbait in shallow water, it's going to get hung up, but it doesn't," says the Oklahoma pro.
A willow wizard himself, Hallman knows that when the bass are in the willows, big limits will be weighed in.
A lot of the best uses of technology can come from the desktop personal computer you have at home or a laptop that you take on the road.
On his home waters of Table Rock Lake, Snowden has become a master at cashing checks by coaxing bass from deep water treetops.
"Finding the thermocline is especially helpful in the summer when you're fishing vertically in deep, clear reservoirs."
For Myers, not all docks are created equal: Some hold no fish; some hold one fish; and some hold multiple fish. When fishing pressure hits its peak, Myers focuses on docks that harbor mini-schools of bass.
The North Carolina pro owns CS Motorsports, a one-stop shop for any vehicle owner's needs, and he has become something of a truck guru for the tour.
When Chad Griffin seemingly came from nowhere to claim his first Elite Series victory on New York's Oneida Lake, many fans wondered how a rookie could topple the biggest names in the sport on a body of water he had never seen before.
While fluorocarbon is relatively new to bass fishing, any serious bass angler worth his salt knows that topwaters and fluorocarbon don't mix.
Read how at the 2009 Elite Series final, Chad Griffin complemented a topwater popper with a grass jig of his own making and won the tournament.