Once I'd caught that bass on finesse spinner bait I tied the same color spinner bait I'd been using all day with double willow leaf blades back on another rod. Thought it was probably where I was fishing or the fish just turned on but I wanted to use the bigger bait as that is my go to spinner bait and I catch bigger fish on it. Fish another hour alternating between the two. Catch a second one with finesse spinner bait. I'm drifting with the wind moving shallow for a while then paddling out deeper, fishing from less than 2 feet to 6 feet. Finally get a third, again on the finesse spinner bait. Miss one, and then get a fourth on the finesse bait. Should have gotten more but I am so hard headed trying to prove to myself I can catch one on the willow leaf. My zig zag pattern from 2 to 6 feet resulted in all fish caught in 6 feet. I'm past the highline wires behind the railroad bridge, water is getting to where I'm not finding any water deep enough and forego heading further back even though there was some good looking grass on further back... or it was before the plant shut down. Fished my way back in a different area... nothing. It was a very subtle bite today, had to let bait go all the way to bottom and pull it so slow that blades were barely turning on finesse spinner.
Fish around the railroad bridge on the way out, nothing, start paddling in when it starts sprinkling and I stop to eat, then turn around and decide I'm going to catch my 5th bass if it takes all night.
Head back under rail road bridge fish 15 more minutes with nothing and decide to heck with it... I'll catch the 5th one at the big bridge on way in. Paddle like a madman for 22 minutes to make it there. Fish another 15 minutes nothing... then start in.
Thinking I might catch something on that hump. in that last big cove on right on way back in. Its dark ,I'm flying while watching depth and bang... if comes up quick.
Its not a hump any more.. its an island.
Fished in the deeper water on both sides of it... nothing.
Finally make it in.
Could have been worse so no complaints..
For those that plan to go there the courtesy dock is completely out of the water but plenty of sand along bank.
The small ramp is definitely a no go. I almost broke my ankle stepping off the edge of it.
All is well that ends well.