Whenever I’m fishing a Senko around shallowwater cover, what I like to look for is afew different things. Obviously any type ofcover, whether it be wood or grass stickingout of water are going to be your targetsto hit. Also, if the sun gets up as well youwant to key in on the shade areas. Whetherit be a dock pylon, or a lay down coming inthe water. My first cast is always going tobe to the shady side of that piece of coverbecause a lot of times that’s where I getbit. So I’ll key in on those areas but I won’tneglect the rest of the cover just becauseit’s not necessarily in the shade. If youhave a lay down coming into the water you’llwant to hit both the deep end, middle part,and the shallow end of it. I’ll tend to hitthem in that order for the simple fact thatI don’t want to cast up shallow into the skinniestpart of the cover and if I catch a fish notonly are my chances of landing it going tobe more difficult than if I were to get biton the outside of the piece of cover. Butif there’s any other fish holding around it’sgoing to disrupt fish that our maybe hangingon the deeper side of it. For that reasonI like to hit deeper first, then make my wayshallower. For tackle, if I’m fishing in heaviercover I want to use stout tackle. I’ll usea iRod Air 703 or 704 medium heavy or heavyaction rod and generally 17-20 pound SeaguarInvizX. I like to use a straight shank OwnerTriple X 4/0 hook for my Senko fishing. Ifeel like I Loose less fish on it than anoffset brand or a EWG style personally. “You’refishing an EWG one time and you have two fishjump off which might be a freak thing andyour like wanna know what, I’m going to astraight shank and it doesn’t happen foreverand your like oh the straight shank is better. “Like you said you have more confidence init. What’s good about fishing a Senko aroundshallow cover is that you can definitely hita lot of areas, and hit a lot of differentpieces of cover in a short amount of time. It doesn’t take you long to fish. This isprimarily a drop bait so right here we’refishing in about 2-3 feet of water. So you’rejust going to pitch it out there, let it sinkfor a few seconds, let it do its thing, andyou’re watching your line the whole time. Because a lot of times you won’t feel thebite cause there will be a little bit of slackin your line but you will see your line jumpor just tick and a lot of times that’swhen you get bit. So it’s important to bea line watcher in this situation. Another thing you want to do with your presentationis when you pitch or cast your Senko in andaround the cover, you want to make as littleof splash possible. It’s fairly easy to makea clean presentation because the Senko doesn’tweight a whole lot. So when it hits the wateras long as you feather your spool a littlebit you can make it land with a big splash. Another important thing with a Senko is makesure after you make your pitch or your cast,you want to pull just a little bit of lineoff of your spool. That way you can ensurethe Senko is falling on a complete slack lineso it doesn’t affect the action at all.