For shallow water, Berry prefers a 4- to 5-inch plastic centipede or lizard, rigged weightless on a 2/0 hook and 6-pound-test line. On occasion, he also tries a drop-shot, using a 1/16-ounce sinker and putting the lizard 4 inches above the weight. When he sees a bass over 10 pounds, Berry throws a larger shad- or trout-pattern sinking swim bait and lets it sit in the nest. He then may wait 15 to 20 minutes or longer. "The worst mistake you can make with any bedding bass is to chase it after you've spooked it from the bed," Berry says. "In a few minutes that bass will return, and if your lure is still there, the fish will eventually pick it up to move it.