That’s not the norm, but it’s proof that just about anything is possible in the winter. That’s why both anglers focus on traditional winter spots. Deeper holes with current breaks tend to be the best places to cast a lure, but they aren’t always obvious. Nor are they always deep. Depth, says Acord, is relative. In some sections of the Susquehanna, for example, a 6-foot hole is the deepest water around. The New or James might have a 12- or even 18-foot-deep hole.