Edge of Darkness
Inside turns of a main river channel provide areas of softer current where bass often hold and ambush bait. Find an inside turn adjacent to a ledge where the bottom rises toward the bank. Bait schools hug the bank, and the quick access to deep water allows bass to shoot in, eat a quick meal, and then reposition on the turn. Work dark-colored stickbaits, such as a 41⁄2-inch Bomber Long A in blurple, right along the inside turn. Cast to the bank and work the bait to the edge quickly. Then give it a pause and let it hang just over the ledge. Be ready for a massive strike while the bait is sitting still.