How to Assess Shallow Cover with Patrick Walters

Sun, May 8, 2022

During the springtime shallow cover is the name of the game, but breaking it down is going to be a major key to having a successful day on the water. When searching for bass around an abundance of shallow cover, Bassmaster pro, Patrick Walters, focuses on two things to catch more bass: the irregularities or the isolated cover. Whether it be a small patch of a different type of vegetation or an isolated tree slightly further off the bank, these are types of cover that attract fish to use as ambush points or pieces of cover to spawn next to. An important tip when fishing shallow cover is to pay attention to every bite you get because this can unlock a pattern that could be duplicated across other areas of the lake, allowing you to better identify bass-holding targets, especially when there is an over-abundance of shallow cover.