I love to throw mine right on top of any kind of cover and I'm usually fishing it closer to the boat than other baits. As soon as it's about to hit the water bring your rod tip down and peel the line out of your spool so the bait falls straight down to the bottom. Reel in the slack quickly and get your rod tip in position where you can feel the jig. This is when you'll often times get bit. If there's any resistance look for line movement or a subtle tug. Set the hook hard to drive the hook home. It's an exciting way to fish because there's so much going on and you will catch bigger fish on them. Sometimes I won't work it back to boat concentrating more on the where the cover is pitching to next to stumps, trees, pads, willows or whatever and you can cover a lot in a short time.