This technique isso pervasive among pro anglers that it's astounding every basser in Americahasn't heard of it. "You need to know this presentation," says Texaspro Kelly Jordon. "Shaking is used to provoke a strike from a bass that'snot interested in feeding. The idea is to make your lure--either a tube, jig,worm, or creature--pulsate and quiver, without moving it out of the strikezone." Pitch or flip your bait into flooded bushes, downed logs, or junkgrass. Once it hits the bottom, lift your rod until you feel the bait, thengently shake the rod tip. Pause, then shake it some more. The key is to keepthe bait's head in constant contact with the bottom so that only the body andtail vibrate. "Bass can't stand this," Jordon says, "and will tryto kill the bait even if they're not hungry."