If It's Brown, Flush It Down
Dave pointed out that the Potomac is known for its vast grass flats, and sure enough, we motored our way across great expanses of milfoil and hydrilla gently waving in the current. However, seeing that it's late in the season, most of the grass was brown and dying. Now, had I been out there alone, I would have looked at that grass and thought, gee, what great structure. Normally I'd be right, but according to Dave, if the grass is brown, boogie out of there. "Bass and baitfish don't like to hold in dead grass," he told me. "It still looks good, but because it's no longer producing oxygen, the fish don't use it. It's pretty much a waste of time to fish it."