First, keep in mind when hunting for these magic patches that they’re likely to be located deeper than the main grass beds. Use your electronics (or your eyes in really clear water) to look for significant deviations from the norm, such as a big clump on a depth break line, or an isolated patch on a small hump. In addition to depth changes, the other big thing to look for is cleanliness of the grass. Quite often, the grass gets slimy in late summer. The “clean” grass patches, even if they’re a subsection of the big grass field, remains slime free for reasons like current providing cooler and fresher water daily, or even something as simple as a bottom content change that allows for lush growth of the grass even in the later summer months. Clean grass also tends to provide more late-season oxygen, which makes it more attractive to baitfish and the bass that chow down on them.