In the Cooper River here in the SC lowlands, one of the techniques I have seen that nails some MONSTER bass is to find the ditches and small feeder creeks. On an outgoing tide, I have seen anglers use large single bladed spinnerbaits and slow roll them in these ditches and feeder creeks when the out going current is pretty much at max and they can fill a livewell with beautiful bass pretty quickly.
During a BASS Federation tournament I was in one year, I watched my boater put nearly 16lbs of fish with 4 fish in the boat in less than an hour doing this.
I appeared to me the fish were using the current as they always did. Do bass react differently to cold water current in tidal systems than in regular lakes and rivers?