Typically in August, especially in the deep south, bass begin to transition from deeper water back to more shallow water. Usually it is not because it is cooling down because where I live in Texas, it is probably the hottest month of the year. What happens though is the water quality begins to degrade in deeper water – becomes less oxygenated. I usually like starting towards the back of creeks around creek channels and make sure I keep my eyes open for schooling bass. The ones that don’t move shallow a lot of times will just move towards the surface, and there can be great schooling action this time of year. The other thing that can work well this time of year is to fish shallow isolated cover- topwater and shallow cranks are my favorites. I hope you get to get out on the water some this August!