Sunny skies, calm winds, clear water

Steve Kennedy is fishing around a main river channel flat in 3 feet of water. The key draw is aquatic vegetation. That's the setup he fished yesterday, using a glide bait. This morning, the glider is on the deck.

Instead, Kennedy is pitching a bait into holes in the grass that are exposed to the bright sun. The obvious assumption is that the shade created by the grass surrounding the holes are ambush points for the bass.

Some are fry guarders--Kennedy is seeing fry in the crystal clear water--and others are actively spawning females. Those are the fish being targeted by the pitching tactic.

What is key to note is Kennedy's scenario is a snapshot of what is likely going on throughout the lake. The skies are clear and sunny, and there is no wind. Ideal conditions for Kennedy's tactic (and likely others).