Legendary bass expert Bill Dance has talked extensively about extra large largemouth’s love of deep cover and includes it as part of his Complete Bass Fishing Course.
A variety of studies in the South have proven the bigger largemouths tendency towards deep water including a comprehensive project conducted by Auburn University in Lake Seminole in Georgia.
“During the day largemouth bass were offshore in deeper water near large woody structures and moved little. Movement was lower during dusk and night periods, and a general movement towards shoreline areas was evident.”
“Largemouth bass appeared to divide their time between an offshore resting area, primarily occupied during the day, and a near-shore area, where foraging presumably occurred, primarily used during low-light periods.”