Some of the best bass fishing I've ever experienced occurred a few years ago during a 3 day heat wave at the end of March. The temps rose into the 70s for the first 2 days and hit the mid 80s on the third day. I fished from shore around a shallow mucky pond on the first two days, and on the third day I took the boat out to my favorite backwater spot on the Housy. I absolutely slayed the largemouths on all three days -- most of the fish were in the 1.5 to 3 pound range, and a few were at least 4 pounds or more! Bring on the warm weather!