As regulars on the lake, Tony and I have come up with a sort of trapline of favorite stops. We pass up the biggest fields for pads that stand out as the only emergent weeds in an area or, conversely, those that form part of a complete mix of weeds, stumps, brush, and bogs. Pads that cover a sharp cut in the bank or frame an inlet always get a shot. When we do work big patches, we target jutting fingers, small recesses and holes, and especially slips of open water between weeds and shore. Bass love these shallow lanes, which are prime frog hunting spots.