Hydro in the Morning
When the water lies still in reservoirs that have power-generating dams, many summertime bass suspend passively in the vicinity of ledges, river-channel junctures, and other main-lake structures. But when the dam pulls water to generate electricity, the current rouses bass like a dinner bell. They swarm tight to those structures and nab shad disoriented by the sudden flow. This often happens in the morning when air conditioners in homes and businesses come on and suck up electricity, but it can happen throughout the day when the temperature spikes.