Tough Spots in Marinas – Marina docks harbor a resident population of bass all year, largely because they provide a sheltered highway from deep to shallow water. Those homebodies generally spawn, well, at home, especially if the docks stay in all year. Not to say anglers don't look for spawners in marinas, but they don't look as close as they should around those spots that require a bit more planning to hit with a lure. A big female instinctually knows from trial and error that she is less likely to get bothered or caught if she makes camp behind three chains, two ropes, a water pump, an electrical cord and a low hanging walkway that no boat can get to. As an angler, it's your challenge to find a way to get a cast in there, and then get the big bass out.