Many bass anglers focus their fishing attention in relatively shallow water depths (<10 feet) for one of two basic reasons:
1) the waters they fish are primarily that shallow or
2) they are not comfortable with fishing deep water.
Though the second reason may involve a lack of confidence in finding bass holding structures in deep water, often times it relates to a lack of skills in deepwater presentations techniques.
Probably the most basic of deep water bass fishing methods involves using a simple system called