Submerged trees can be partially-exposed trunks, entire trees and trees that are hidden well below the surface. Whether the trees were cut before the reservoir was filled, or if the trees are just in flooded water, it doesn’t matter too much to the bass. They love wood and they will find it wherever and whenever they can. Brush usually grows along the shoreline in shallow water. After heavy rains, bass will seek these areas for cover. Fishing can be excellent in and around brushy areas after big storms.