It is the time year when bass are following the shad and baitfish close to shore line cover and around rocks. One of the best baits you can use now is a crank bait.
Crank baits look and acts just like a live baitfish and come in many different colors and finishes. They also are made in smaller and larger sizes.
Crank baits come in three basic designs — shallow, medium, and deep diving. The one you want to use now is the shallow running one and fish it along shoreline cover and look for feeding active bass .
Make your cast along the bank and work it back. You will feel the strike or the pull of the fish. If you have never used these baits you need to give them a try.