Once you’re up the right creek, fish it like you would a trout stream. Be stealthy and use common-sense current-related tactics knowing that there may be several big bass confined to a relatively small area. That doesn’t necessarily mean to use small finesse lures, it just means to focus more on proper presentation than lure choice. Look for subtle current breaks, undercut banks, logjams, deep holes, and key overhanging objects that create shadows. Make multiple casts at each target, and make your casts upstream so the lures are presented more naturally down current. Most importantly, take advantage of your little boat. Weasel your way into small side chutes, secondary tributaries, and any hard-to-reach spots that may harbor a single bass. Enjoy your ability to do things like hopping a log jam to reach the next two pools that you know nobody has wet a line in for months. What you’ll find is that the forgotten “get-after-it” lures of the spring and the images of vicious strikes both come back to life in these creeks during this time of the year. And so you know, I caught the fish in the photo on a spinnerbait in a secondary trib from a small boat just last week. It hit like it hadn’t seen a lure all summer!