You have a tremendous advantage by fishing local waters year in and year out. Through experience, you learn the seasonal patterns, traditional hot spots, and techniques that work. You have the opportunity to learn these characteristics and refine them in the process. This is a big advantage.
Wherever you are, keep in mind that balanced versatility is critical to consistently catching bass. It’s crazy to assume one method will work for all fisherman under all conditions. Still, you shouldn’t go overboard. Developed your own style and build self-confidence in that style. Continue, of course, to try new methods and explore new tactics. But if you expect to catch fish regularly, don’t clutter your mind with allot of theories and techniques. I have become a better fisherman by keeping my fishing simple. I often remind myself to K.I.S.S. ( Keep it simply stupid ). I rely upon things that I do best, and increasing my level of concentration on the business at hand. Pro’s get lucky, too, but consistent winners put themselves in a situation to be “lucky.” If I’m in control of my equipment and have confidence in the lure and technique I’m using, I’m going to be a lot more successful. The same holds true for you