I was fishing with a friend the other day and made the decision to take a break from targeting deep fish at midday. The sun was high, it was blazing hot, and the action slowed on the ledges where we had been pounding bass all morning. We decided to fish along a shade line leading out of a pocket that turned into a bluff wall. We didn’t catch much along the bulk of the bluff, but did happen to pick off two nice fish in areas where we saw cool spring water dripping from the rocks. You’ve probably seen similar seeps coming out of rock walls along the highway if you’ve ever driven through the mountains. I’m always looking for a pattern, so we put 2 and 2 together and ran to another bluff and only focused on areas with dripping water. Long story short, we spent the rest of the day putting together a stringer (including a 4 and 5 pounder) that would rival any of the big ledge-oriented limits that typically win tournaments this time of the year.