And a similar truth is that each MLF pro usually has his own favorite bait that he likes to toss around docks and boathouses.
And such big baits often elicit a good strike from the biggest and moodiest of bass hanging out in the vicinity of a shadowy dock.
For MLF Select pro Randy Howell, the 2014 Bassmaster Classic champ who hails from Alabama, it's tough to beat a walking style bait thrown in such spots.
"Usually in the summer, I'll throw bigger topwaters more consistently, baits like the Livingston Walking Boss Part II or the original Walking Boss," said Howell.
"My best dock fishing tip is to tell anglers to use a Gary Yamamoto Senko," said Ehrler, winner of the 2015 Toyota Texas Bass Classic and the 2006 FLW Tour Forrest Wood Cup title.
"Whether you fish it weightless on a wacky rig setup, on a spinning rod or you fish it on a jig head with a baitcasting reel, it's hard to beat a Senko, especially when you get it into the shade." Brauer has his own top selections for dock fishing including the one that he used to win his MLF Summit Cup on Chautauqua.