Float and Fly
The Float and Fly is often associated with winter angling when bass typically suspend in the water column during cold water periods. It certainly is an excellent fishing method for those conditions, but the system succeeds all year long.
The first time I used this approach was during a difficult bite on a hot 90 degree summer day. Fishing a clear water canyon reservoir, I could see largemouth bass working small minnows subsurface. They were forcing the bait against bluff walls before attacking. Initially, the bass were ignoring all offerings, until I presented the float-and-fly.
Casting upwind of my target the breeze pushed the bobber and the suspended fly towards my goal. It was exciting watching the bobber drift into the kill zone and then suddenly disappear below the surface. On a challenging day of fishing, I was rewarded with a 5lb bass, my first float-and-fly catch.
This is a reliable technique and