Adds up to me, although 2 weeks ago the temp was about 51 degrees at the bridge by Carr (Pam's Store) and interestingly when we started catching Bass it was about 56 down closer to the highway. I only managed to catch one 13.5" myself on a wacky rigged stik-o, but another guy caught a 17" on a rapala, and a few of the other guys were getting them with topwater, including one really nice fat 20".I've seen one bass but based on my experience and the theory I've put together temperature isn't the only factor. I've been hypothesizing for a couple years now that bass on the Canaan are migratory from Washademoak. Articles I've read on the topics of bass migration behaviour have indicated water temperature, while affecting their strike behaviour, is not a pivotal component in when they move. Apparently day length is the key component in bass migration.
This said, I caught one SMB on the Canaan ~14 inches my last outing a couple days ago. Soon hopefully.
Based on my experience with where the bass are caught based on time of year, they follow a migration of some sort. Larger bass need depth to over winter in. Logicially in the middle of the year, the bass will be up river where I tend to pull them out. So if you were fishing in the summer, thats probably why.Funny u say they come up from the lake. Ive never caught a bass in the lake. Caught cats, perch, picks, pumpkin seed, but no bass lol. Where is a good launch on the cannan for a fella to put a 16'in with a trailer?