LIKELY HOLDING AREAS
Not all bass in a lake move into flooded areas to feed. If habitat requirements such as food and cover are met where they are, they stay put. As for those that do follow floodwaters to better pickings, Jones believes bass follow the same migration paths they use when a lake is at normal level. In flood stages, the Texas angler keys on areas close to creek channels, ditches and roadbeds. He believes bass migrate along such routes to reach newly flooded cover. The edges of forests, fencerows and the shoreline are other spots where Jones finds bass in flooding conditions.