One thing is to find them. The bass is another bite. In that disgusting water, they don’t eat much. They just try to stay alive and find better ways to do so. Bass will bite at one or two places when they find it.
Mark Menendez of Paducah, Ky., Bassmaster Elite Series angler, has won over $1.2,000,000 in his two-decade career as a pro fisherman. Biology in fishing.
Menendez uses the biological background to break the science behind drop turnover and what it does to fish, beautiful as well as predator, in his recent column on Bassmaster.com.
The thermocline is present in the summer most big reservoirs. Oxygen, good water, is above it. Low or no oxygen and bad water under it. The turnover drives the good water into the bad water. Turn is caused by cooling the topwater, densifying it and moving it into and out of the bottom water.
A combination of stubborn, dark water with a lot of partly rotted leaves and other floating waste will be avoided. The thermocline is removed.
It would fall down the top-level almost before you know it, things like a hard, fast cold snap or a lot of wind and cold rain. In just 24-36 hours I saw turnover in Kentucky developing. Very few occurrences occur in nature that quickly. This causes problems in the lake for all. It can take four weeks, but typically just two weeks. this cycle can last.
A turnover does two things from the point of view of the prey. It forces them first to fall down to try to find oxygen-sufficient water so they can barely survive. You are looking vertically and horizontally. They are spreading all over. It can be hard and impossible to find them anywhere.