First to catch more Bass it is best we understand what are the tendencies of these fish. A Bass is an ambush feeder. What this means is a Bass will hide next to, under, in or around a object he can disguise him or herself with to sneak up and attack food!!
Examples: Under a dock, Next to a log, Inside a weed bed, In the middle of a sunken tree, Near a Rock or boulder in a shade pocket etc.
Now that we understand a little but about where they hide lets focus more on what they need. Bass need Food and oxygen! If these 2 things are non existent than so are the Bass. If you find food you find Bass. Some ways to locate Bass food , if birds are in a area and diving there is a food source there and Mr. or Mrs. Bass will be very near bye. If they have stocked the lake with trout you have big Bass candy. If you see holes in a clay or mud bank on the edges of the creek,lake,or pond most likely they are crawdad holes and Bass will be near bye. Baby ducks are food, frogs are food, rats, mice, snakes, bugs you name it if it moves and they can fit it in there mouth it’s food. Bass are like alligators with fins!!!!! Minus a few teeth of course.
Oxygen is important and Bass need this too! Areas that receive wind will create oxygen and can make Bass more active. Fish the wind its ok. Marinas with a lot of activity in the summer create oxygen. When this happens it stirs up bait fish like minnows and shad and makes the Bass active. Many fish are caught right in the busiest spot of the lakes creeks or rivers.