Smallmouth bass absolutely love rocks and boulders. They spend more time along rocks and boulders than any other type of cover. These areas provide plenty of food such as insects, bait fish and crayfish. Smallmouth bass are often found near the bottom along rocky areas so tubes, jigs and soft plastics worked near the bottom can be very effective. During low-light conditions, smallmouth bass are known to come as shallow as 1 to 2 feet to search for crayfish in the rocks. When the sun gets high in the sky, smallmouth bass are usually found much deeper. It is not uncommon for anglers to catch smallmouth bass in 20 to 30 feet of water in clear water lakes. Whether you fish the rocks in deep or shallow water, you will definitely catch more smallmouth bass by targeting them in the rocks.