Having grown up on a river, I learned at an early age the importance of fishing various kinds of edges.
Unfortunately….I constantly see a lot of lake / reservoir anglers get stuck in a mode of “beating the banks”….working laydowns, stumps and / or weed clumps…then moving on.
Before you DO move on….consider giving a few casts in the directions shown in the diagrams below.
Even if there’s only one or 2 laydowns….or just a couple of weed clumps….these are edges that should be tested.
This works really well with 2 anglers….as each can use different types of lures for this….increasing the odds of finding a pattern that works. AND there's a WIDE variety of lures that you can use for this.
Life Member David BB Linkmeister US Army '78-'85 West Central Wisconsin