Casting a variety of soft plastics and hard baits is one of the most popular ways to target smallmouth bass. Break out your favorite rod and reel for casting and work the shorelines, points, rocks, reefs and any other spot that looks good for smallmouth bass.  When these fish are in 10 feet of water or less, casting is probably the best way to cover a lot of water and find active bass.  Some of the more popular baits for covering water are curly tail grubs, swimming worms, ring worms, crankbaits, swimbaits and spinnerbaits.