Spring, time to get the boats out of hibernation and get to bass fishing here in the North. The bass don’t mind cold water up here and the bite can be phenomenal just after ice out. However, many bass will seek out the warmest water they can get in. Finding that “warm” water can be very important even if it is just a couple degrees. A few sunny days and warmer-than-average temperatures can make shallow, black-bottomed areas the place to be in a hurry.