See if this sounds like you in spring: Your trolling motor gauge is set at no less than 80%. You're cruising up and down the bank on your tricked-out bass boat, but you've yet to make a cast. Your eyes become glued to a spot that looks like it was probably a bass bed a week ago, but now nobody is home. You have nine rods rigged with different bed fishing baits. Your foot is poised to deploy the shallow-water anchor at any second, but three hours later, you've seen zippo and caught zippo. That's when you hear some kid across the cove hollering about giant bass he just landed. Just to make the story more fun, we'll say the kid and his dad were only out for a half hour, just messing around with one rod on board. Would it drive you crazy? Would it make you wonder what you were doing wrong? The answer is that you're spending too much time looking and not enough time fishing. It's a common spring problem.