I think I have read everything on this site about drift fishing and find it quite intriguing, to say the least. Thus, since I just recently acquired a boat, I am going to pursue this method (drifting) very seriously. However, I am somewhat at a loss in how to drift my particular lake. I have not found anything in what I have read that pertains to extremely deep water lakes. And, an extremely deep water lake is what I will mostly be fishing. I am talking depths of well over 200 feet. Now, I have read about drifting the main river channels, creek channels, humps, ledges etc etc. But, as you can see (in most instances) that is mostly out of the question for me in what I have discovered thus far, on the portion of the lake that I will be fishing the most. Since, the main river channel is over 200 feet deep. Please understand that I am talking about a mountainous, gorge type of lake where the water can go from 1 foot at the banks edge to 40 feet or more in just a few feet (10 to 30) from the banks edge. My first thoughts are to try and drift as closely to the bank as I can. And, to try drifting across the mouths of what coves I can find. So, am I on the right track here or not?? Suggestions please, from those who drift fish and especially those who have some experience in drifting very deep lakes. Thanks in advance.