It's important to remember that where bass orient to a bend varies depending not only on temperature, but water clarity. As an example, the inside corners of bends are often sediment-laden and flatter. When the water is dirty, bass may end up here, because with limited visibility they may simply not have a reason to go deep. When winter bass are holding the corners in dirtier water, deflecting square-billed or flat-sided crankbaits off shallow hard cover will create reaction bites. This approach is cold-water bass fishing 101. Likewise, if the fish are holding the vertical face, letting a jig fall through them often gets it done. While targeting bends you can pick out by sight is easier for anglers, it's finding the subtle offshore bends that I enjoy most. For me, the challenge of slowing down in deep, clear, cold water and trying to trick bass with smaller jigs and drop-shots is worth dealing with the wind chill.