#6 – Stealth Approach
Walking up to the water to make a cast? WAIT! That lunker might be sitting just a foot off the shoreline. Take a stealth approach. Make your initial casts a few yards off the shore and be very quiet. Fish can sense your presence. Some anglers go as far as wearing camouflage clothing when shore fishing. See if your hook-ups increase when you fish covertly.
Advanced anglers: What measures have you taken to ensure you don’t scare off a skittish bass?