OSAGE BEACH, Mo. -- When Jim Dill pulled his boat along a dock at Lake of the Ozarks, he bypassed the easy places to cast to.
He was looking for a spot that was hard to reach -- a bass refuge. And he found it behind a cable that extended from land.
"This lake gets hit so hard that it pushes the bass back into some of these quiet, out-of-the-way spots," Dill said as he launched a cast that sailed over the cable."A lot of fishermen don't want to go to the trouble of fishing these tight spots behind these cables. But a lot of times, that's where the bass will be.
"Once you hook them, then you worry about how you're going to get them in."