I think it depends what you mean by "Deeper Water"? Some people think 5 feet is deep, others think 25 feet is deep. I fish for channel catfish in shallow water about 3 feet deep, but that doesn't mean you cant catch them in 10 feet of water. I've also caught some large catfish in less then 2 feet of water. I think it just depends where the bait is at or bait fish etc.