Big-lake bass have the ability to choose a more suitable environment immediately, and they do so in order to keep more consistent surroundings. The big difference, however, is that unlike pond bass, they aren’t forced to stay home, say, if the toilet overflows or there’s a fire in the laundry room. They could bail immediately and head to the beach house or Holiday Inn down the street. That exodus may make us as anglers believe that they are there and just not biting, but I feel in many cases we as anglers are just two steps behind the roving bass’s move, therefore we’re just chasing memories. Pond bass? They’re still home, fixing the toilet and putting out the fire. They may not bite, but they’re home. So in the case of this drainage overflow, think of it like this: It’s a small close-knit neighborhood. All of a sudden there’s a car accident outside. What does everyone do? Runs over to check it out.