Hey folks, Glenn May here with BassResource. com,and today I wanna talk to you about a certainkinda cast that’s gonna get you more fish. I hope you’re sitting up and listening, especiallyif you’re a back-seater or if you fish fromthe bank, you’re really gonna like this cast,it’s gonna help you get to spots that younormally can’t access with other casts. It’s the backhand cast. What I’m talking about here is you just. . . it’skind of a combination between a backhandedgolf swing and a swing at bat. And what it does, it lets you get into spotsthat you couldn’t get with a regular overhandcast or with just a sidearm cast. Things such as when the trees are hangingover bushes, or hanging over right close tothe water, there might be a branch or somethingin the way you couldn’t get to. With the backhand, you can get it right inthat pocket, maybe a little notch or protrusionfrom a dock. Listen, when I was a back-seater, I caughtso many fish that the front-seater missedbecause they couldn’t get to those spots thatotherwise, that I could, with a bankhand cast,especially when it comes to docks. A lotta times the back-seater. . . or the front-seaterwill get the front side of the docks but hewon’t get the back side very well. With this cast, you can do it. Alls it is, is when you’re doing it, whatyou wanna do is let go of the thumb bar soonerthan you normally would. That’s the first thing about it. If you let go like you would an overhand ora regular sidearm cast, you’re gonna flingthat bait right back, way over to the right. So don’t do that. Release a little bit sooner, more like aboutthe noon o’ clock or even 11:00 position thanyou would a little bit later on a normal cast. Also, when it comes to casting, you wannakeep that bait real low to the water, andthis is a real key about this cast. With a low trajectory, you can get it to enterthe water nice and quiet. And that’s key. If you’re. . . with an overhand cast, that lurecomes crashing down, you might as well justbe throwing rocks at the fish. You’re gonna spook ’em. You want a nice quiet entry. And with this cast, you can keep it low tothe water and then thumb it just before ithits the water and lift up on the rod tipjust a little bit, and you’re gonna get anice, quiet, soft entry. You’re gonna get a lot of bites. A lot of ’em will happen right when it hitsthe water when you do it right, when you doit that way. Now if you’re bank fishermen, if you’re fishingfrom the shore, this opens up a whole newlevel of fishing for you. Typically what you do is you sidearm it andcan get along that one stretch of bank toyour left, and you can parallel that lureright along the bank, but it’s hard to doit on the right because you can’t sidearmit that way. With this cast you can. You have to be a little cognizant here becauseyou could get the rod tip too low and hitthe ground or if you’re hitting, you mighthit the water, so what you wanna do is getright up to the water. This works great if you have like a steepbank especially, because you can. . . you’reup a little bit higher than the water level. You can actually get up a little bit and getyourself up above the water. If there’s a rock, or you’re fishing off adock, you’re fishing of some kinda ledge,look for something that’s gonna get you alittle bit above the water so you can getthat rod tip down and don’t. . . and not riskhit anything. You can get it right up over to the right-handside, get it real close to the bank and parallelthe bank, a parallel structure. Or if there’s branches, trees, bushes in theway of trying to get to a certain target,this cast will enable you to get that lureright where you need to. It opens up a whole lot more possibilitiesand targets for you, especially if you’refishing from the shore. This cast takes a lotta practice. It’s hard to practice at home because yougotta get the rod tip down. You gotta keep it low. When you’re doing it at home, it’s. . . you’relikely to get the rod tip right in the grass,if you’re doing it in the lawn for example. So stand up on a bucket, or get up on a chairor something, you know, a little bit higherup so you can practice it at home. But get that rod tip down closer to the water. That’s the key to this thing. Now, you gonna guys. . . probably some of youguys are gonna ask me about the rod I have. This is a spinnerbait rod. This is a custom rod from Batson Enterprises,just so you guys know. It’s an Eternity 2 RainShadow blank. That’s why It’s blue. The thing is, it’s a six foot nine rod, nota longer rod. Some of you guys use seven foot or longerrods for spinnerbaiting. I like a shorter rod because, specifically,because of this cast. If you notice, the style of fishing that I’mdoing here, it’s close. I’m not bombing the lure way out there, I’mdoing pinpoint accurate casting. And with a shorter rod, it enables you tobe a lot more accurate and keep that lureway low to the water without the rod tip scrapingthe surface of the water. Anyway, guys, it’s gonna take a lotta practicewhen you do it. Don’t get frustrated when you first try itbecause it takes a while to get that timingdown with your thumb, both when you releaseit and when you get it. . . when it enters thewater, to hit. . . to slow that spool down justright so you get that nice, soft entry. But with time and with practice, you’re gonnacatch a lot more fish with it, especiallyif you’re fishing with a partner who doesn’tknow how to cast this way. I hope those tips help. For more tips and tricks like this, and forthe answers for all your questions about bassfishing, visit BassResource. com.