This is probably old to most of you but it may help some. When spinner or lure fishing from the bank on a lake or reservoir use a fan pattern to cast. On the first cast start retrieving when the lure first hits the water. Complete the pattern. Cast again to the first position and count down 1 or 2 and complete the pattern. Continue until you find the depth of the fish. At times I have caught my limit while others were catching nothing. By using over lapping fan patterns you thoroughly cover the fish. Good luck!