Here’s a great tip for those of you (like me) that like to stay shallow through the postspawn. This strategy could be tricky and challenging at times, but a few principles seem to hold true. First, you’re likely going to have to cover water to run into some better fish, especially if the major waves of spawning bass have come and gone. And second, you’re inevitably going to be drawn to creep in and cast too close to the remaining skittish bass, mostly because the memories of looking at huge females spawning in the shallows is just not far enough in the past yet. With those two points in mind, a great tactic is to bust out the big Spooks, prop baits, and even hollow bodied frogs, and make some nice, long casts. But the key to making this technique work is keeping those topwaters just off the beds.