Overhanging trees provide bass with 2 main things: shade and protection. The depth, time of day and water temperature will all affect on whether or not bass will use the spots near the overhanging trees. If there 3 to 6 feet of water, that’s usually enough for largemouth bass to hold under the overhanging trees. In the summer and fall, these spots can hold a lot of bass in the middle of the day. Bass will seek out the shade and you can sometimes catch bass in just a few feet of water even when it’s hot. If there is some deeper water, that would be even better.
One of the keys to fishing overhanging trees is to get your bait under the trees without getting snagged up. Skipping baits is the best way to fish under these overhanging trees.