Fishing Tip of the Week: As bass the bass spawn continues, many male bass will stay with the newly hatched fry to protect them from other fish. This is an excellent time to try using a floating worm, Senko or fluke fished without a weight in shallow water. Cast the lure to shallow areas near a hard bottom and allow the lure to sink to the bottom. Then work it in with random twitches of the rod, pausing to let the bait fall to the bottom again every few twitches. Watch the line, as you often won’t feel the bite.