Lead-in banks are perfect places to find big basscoming to and leaving shallow water. Lead-in banks are stretches of shoreline that connectdeep water areas with shallower habitat. Theyare prime around the spawn and the fall drawdown. Shallow running crankbaits support mypower fishing approach to finding and triggeringthe most aggressive fish in an area. Theyalso fish cleanly around brush and lay downs. Square and coffin billed lip designs deflectvery well off of wood and it’s often the contactwith the cover that triggers the bite. Lastly,cranks match the shad and bluegill foragefound on most waters. I start by making 45degree angle casts to probe different depthsand keep your lure in the strike zone. Whenyou approach key cover methodically breakit down with casts parallel to lay downs inand around pockets. I’ll literally pitch thesecranks around wood just like I would a jig. He ate that crankbait!