Stay Put & Fish Close – I see too many anglers quickly leave a grass patch where they just got a bite. That's a big no-no in late summer. By this time of year, the bass have had plenty of time to differentiate the opportunities presented in various grass beds. Therefore, if you catch one, there's likely many more settled in. Another common mistake is pitching baits too far. Long casts often impede the action of a bait falling through the grass. Plus, it's hard to get the hook set leverage they need from a distance, resulting in lost fish. My advice is to sneak into a good patch of grass, give it some time to settle, make minimal noise, and don't be afraid to pitch right around the boat. I'm always surprised how close some of the biggest bass I land are holding.