Bass In A Mud Hole: Ok, What's Going On Here?

I bumped into this short video over on Break.com. It's simply titled "How to Fish, FL Style." So take a look at tell me what's going on here, because I can't figure it out. Perhaps some of you from Florida partake in this FL-style fishing. Did this bass get trapped on a spawning bed when the lake level suddenly dropped? Also, If anyone can tell me why so many people that shoot videos with iPhones don't have the wherewithal to turn the phone horizontally while doing so, I'd be grateful, because it drives me mad.