One of the most ideal scenarios for trolling the tube and worm occurs when bass are holding tight to a piece of structure. This could be a rip, a ledge, a shoal or really anywhere where bass remain stationary for an extended period of time.
Developing the most efficient trolling pattern in this scenario requires proficient use of sonar, as well as GPS technology.
When I find bass stacked up along a drop-off, ledge, shoal or rip, I will mark the spot as a waypoint on my GPS. I’ll then develop an angle of attack depending on current, wind, waves and obstructions like buoys and other boats. The goal here is to develop a repeatable trolling pattern that will put the tubes in front of as many bass as possible for as long as possible.