Lake Conditions: Water temperatures range from the mid-80s to the upper 80s. Over the winter and spring months, the lake levels are gradually lowered about 2 ½ feet to prevent possible flooding conditions during our summer rainy season. As the water level is lowered, the bass move out to open water hydrilla fields, where large numbers of bass congregate in groups. When the bass relocate to this deeper water, we relocate, too. No need now to catch one fish here and another over there. We anchor our boat in or near the hydrilla beds and catch good numbers of fish at each location before moving on – a more efficient use of our time.