Thanks Lou, I look at it the same way.
The same scenario's apply up here, but our lakes are deeper, much cooler in a lot of cases, and without all the grass cover that creates shade. We see them move out further into deeper water where they locate on shoals, points, and other structure. This time of year, the shad are out there too in deeper water, so bass have everything they need in one place, so there is no real need to move until the forage does.
Then question then becomes, where is a location that has the forage, cooler water, and current? and how deep do I need to be looking? Once you find this location, what do you use to catch them?
Thanks for the input.