Rich, Merrill is fickle. My best advice is to learn and listen to your fish finder. They can be from 30-40' and then up against the rocks. Problem in Merrill ...more is the water is gin clear so shallow bass are tough to surprise. Good luck and hope to see you on the water.
I only started there this Nov. and went twice, with not much luck , I'm determined to learn this place despite its a hour and a half away from me. Can't ...more wait for spring. Any tips for the spring would be great.