Dave says it's all too easy to fall into a routine while fishing where you approach every situation the same - every cast, every retrieve. However, no two situations are the same and your tactics really have to change to optimize your chances of successfully boating your fish. When working through heavy vegetation, Dave says this is particularly important. You have to stop and think about the most effective way to get the bass to the boat, he says, and pulling them toward you isn't always the best solution. If you are fishing in heavy grass and your bass is already wrapped up in the weeds, that fish will only continue to drag and collect more weeds as you pull it toward you. Instead, Dave says to keep steady pressure on that fish and bring your boat to it. The extra weight, drag and pressure of the mat of weeds you're pulling with that fish makes it much more likely to lose it before getting it to the boat. By keeping steady pressure on the fish and doing the leg work, you'll have a much higher chance of landing that bass in the grass. Dave also says anglers have to be mindful of their speed. Through years of experience, and failure, Dave says he has been able to pinpoint the reason for many of his unsuccessful moments on the water - many of which have to do with a rushed approach. Whether you are tournament fishing or fun fishing, it's important to key in on exactly what you are doing to trigger bites and then repeat that technique over and again with consistency. Getting excited or frustrated can cause anglers to increase the speed with which they work their reel, however, that increased speed can change the presentation entirely. Don't just go through the motions, he cautions, really focus on the tactics that are getting the bites and work methodically - speed isn't everything.