Just as we like shade on a hot day, so do the fish. And just as we can find shade in a variety of places, so can the bass. They can either seek refuge in deeper water with less light penetration, or find something shallow that casts a good shadow. A smarter-than-average bass angler can take the shade hunt a step further and decipher how much or how little shade is just the right mix to attract both a bass and make the fish easy targets. For example, say you have the choice to fish an entire cove full of docks or a cove that has only one dock. You can spend the time picking apart every bit of shade in the cove with lots of docks, or hit the isolated shade, because you know any bass in the that cove will be holding there. If you think about it, it’s really a one-stop-shaded-shop as opposed to an entire mini mall.