Plan Your Casts
Flooded timber is often a maze that will draw you into bad spots and weird angles for casting. Pick several bass targets at once, then work them, cast by cast, mindful of your position. "Fishing standing timber is like shooting pool," says 2000 Bassmaster Classic winner Woo Daves. "Just as you have to think several shots ahead when you play nine-ball, you have to think ahead when casting in timber."