In most reservoirs, bass reside on ledges and drop-offs adjacent to shallow-water feeding grounds. They travel along these areas in search of food. On the deep side of the ledge or drop-off, bass experience comfortable temperatures and better oxygen levels. The depth provides shelter while the shallow side provides food. To determine where to start your search, look for ledges and drop-offs with a significant edge. Shallow feeding grounds to deep water, the more comfortable a bass feels in its environment the better and easier it is to catch them.
During low light conditions (typically early and late in the day), anglers should target bass on the shallow side of ledges and drop-offs. When cloud cover prevents bright sunlight, many anglers fail to capitalize on shallow-feeding bass during the mid-day hours, so savvy anglers may have these bass all to themselves. In sunny conditions.