The first few casts should, in fact, run directly across bedding area, and this is where you want to use a bream-imitating prop bait, swim bait, or shallow-running crankbait. If you can't pull a lurking bass out of its hidey-hole onto the open flat, you have to go to them. That means it's time to reach for your old standby lures and cover the structure directly. Most times bass aren't going to pass up ssomething that invades their immediate territory, especially when they're in hunting mode. I've found that in most cases a simple jig or shaky head cast to the nearest dock post or log shadow won't be refused. If a cluster of lily pads is where you think Mr. Bass is most likely watching the flock from, tie on your favorite topwater frog and go to work. At the end of the day you'll be able to say that you caught bass by targeting bream beds, but I'll bet that most of them will have come from cover nearby.