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• When bass hold near the edge of a dropoff, such as that of a wide creek channel, you can often get more fish to bite by positioning the boat on the shallow side of the structure and casting your rig into deeper water. This allows for more consistent bottom contact. Here, you want to drag the Carolina rig up and over the edge. When the sinker meets a stump, brushpile, or other cover on the lip of the dropoff, the lure dangles irresistibly in the open. Stop the retrieve and give bass a second or two to grab the lure before you pull it over the cover.