An approaching storm after several days of stable weather affects bass in other ways, too. For instance, bass become finicky eaters during steady weather. Cheney Lake is a bass lake near my home that I regularly fish. During long spells of stable weather, the bass here tend to strike black Hula Poppers-and then only at dusk. Yet, just before a cloudburst, and for a little while afterward, the bass in Cheney will attack any lure you toss.