How To Fish: In the bass game, Merry simply cruises coves, bays, and marinas keeping a sharp eye out for bass that are either on a bed, or getting ready to make one. The further ahead you can spot the fish before getting on top of it, the better. He focuses his efforts on water ranging in depth from 4 to 20 feet...and even in 20 feet, you can see the bottom clearly. If there's one trick Merry swears by for carp, it's making the effort to target only the fish that are moving towards you, not away. It gives you a better chance to lead the fish without throwing your line right over their backs.