How long do you work an area without any success before you move on?

Ah-h-h-h, The magic question! If I could just master this one question, I could win almost every tournament! All joking aside, I’ll usually give an area an hour or so and if I don’t get bit, I start asking why. Is the water too dirty? Did something change? Another big factor is how many fish are you marking on your fish finder. If I’m marking very few I don’t stay long (except maybe to check real high fish or fish buried in the mud). Otherwise, if I am marking nice fish – especially suspended – I will stay on them and try to switch depths, lures, colors, speed…. Especially the depth, because remember, where a fish is sitting (suspended) is not necessarily where he is eating (they typically eat in an upward direction).