"I can cover all the bassy water on foot," he told me. "And I can see it better than from a boat. I do a lot of standing still and looking. I go slow and careful. Hardly ever spook a fish. It's like still-hunting deer or squirrels. It might take me a couple hours to cover a hundred feet of shoreline. I see lots of bass. Shapes, swirls, wakes, shadows, sometimes just a twitch of the weeds. After a while, you get so you recognize a sign. Go slow, watch where you step, and you can creep up real close to 'em, and you're so low to the water they can't see you."