Denis Peirce

Denis Peirce

The storms are stacked up in the north Pacific. We are in the midst of the shortest days of the year. Water temps are closing in on their low point of the year. Typically lake temperatures bottom out in late January. Currently, Scotts Flat Lake is in the mid 40's, Berryessa is in the low 50's. Lake Oroville is 50 degrees.
 
Bass, which are a warm water species, are not very active in winter. The most common location for them this time of year is with their bellies on the bottom in the depths. Their metabolism slows down and they become rather sedentary. At these temperatures the bass are not inclined to chase after food.