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10 Tips for Fishing Underwater Humps

Updated: January 29, 2008, 12:41 PM ET
By Tim Tucker | BASSMASTER Magazine, February 2008

Hump / noun: something that protrudes from a form; in physical geography, a low, rounded rise of ground; in bass fishing terms, an underwater island or section of a lake bottom that rises gradually, signified on topographical maps as contour lines that create a circle or oval shape.

In bass circles, the word "hump" is among the most common terms used by anglers at all levels. Humps come in all shapes and sizes, depths and locations, but share a common denominator: These bottom structures ...

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