we've spent quite a bit of time up there this summer - but haven't fished at all. there are tons of bait fish around the docks. have yet to run into anyone that has caught anything to speak of. I put a light on at the dock Saturday night for a few hours, lots of minows (of all sizes - fry up to adults) and some brim. as soon as the lake caught water, the food chain kicked off - thousands of tiny fry in and under the drift. The fingerling bass that were stocked should respond well - but it'll take a couple of years for them to get to the right size.
Thanks for the report!
That's about right what you are reporting about the baitfish. When a lake comes up and covers areas that were once dry the baitfish usually do have an explosion, and any fish left there will soon become fat and sassy.
It's those fat and sassy ones that I figured would be biting.
Probably not many fishermen out and thinking there isn't any fish in the lake, and the one's that are probably are tight lipped!