First things first, Bob, yes there is still an RV park at the north end of this lake. I can't remember if I answered that or not last time?
Well, this place wasn't my original target tonight but time constraints dictated I would not make the lake I wanted to fish. However, I still wanted to fish! I opted for this lake against my better judgement as it's really gone downhill over the last few years. I don't know what has happened? I have fished it early, mid and late season and it's just been terrible! One here, one there type thing. Ten years ago it was a place to go catch twenty plus and maybe a three pounder, now it's a place to go and hope you see a bass or two.
I had two strikes in the one lap I bothered making. The first was right out of the gate and I watched the entire thing unfold! I threw really shallow with a swim jig and as I was retrieving it, I got some grass on it, as I was bouncing the rod tip to shake the grass off...swoosh! Out of the grass shot a 2-3lb largemouth in two feet of water and grabbed my bait! Unfortunately he only had it broadside and I think only had the skirt? Because I saw and felt it, I instinctively set the hook and out flew my jig and away swam the bass!
The next bite came on the end of a dock and it felt small and was a clean miss. I continued around and threw jigs, swim jigs, flukes, drop shots, spinnerbait, Texas rigs, Senkos, grubs and fished from shoreline out to 30 feet at spots and didn't have so much as another nibble?! This lake should have offered up at the very least a couple little guys?? Something has changed and it just isn't right...
I will be scratching this little lake off my bass fishing list for a few years! It's a bummer too cause it's close to my house...but so are about nine other lakes that are much more worth the time. Wish I would have been able to stick to my original plan but maybe tomorrow night? I have already pretty much figured out where I will end up this weekend :)