I'm not going to create a separate post about a skunk outing at the Glen, but I made a quick trip there yesterday evening (6/24/20) with the wife and daughter. I have never been there. It's actually closer to my house than Beck or the Goons. Pretty area, definitely. We walked around a bit, me checking out likely spots naturally! Met a guy fishing out at the end of the long pier. He said he was using a baitcaster for the first time. He had a jig with a fluketail but I didn't see him get anything.
I ran back to my car and grabbed my rod and tied on a buzz bait. Just fished the south end bay off of Chestnut. Hit the edges of lily pads and shadowed areas along the wall. Nada. There was a guy on the wall next to me, helping his young sons fish. Kind of cute. One of them actually pulled in a chunky hand-sized bluegill and was thrilled. Another fisherman for life, I have no doubt! I didn't want to bore the family so I just worked a stretch of the south bay for about 20 minutes and then we left.
Lake appears to be pretty shallow in most areas, even out at the end of the long pier. I didn't fully understand the designated fishing area signs. They are posted in various locations but I'm not sure how much area they're supposed to cover. At the end of a bridge (the first one you come to on the right if you walk up toward the long pier from the south end) there was a patch of lily pads. It looked like a likely spot and there was a worn trail leading down to it, but I'm not sure if it's off limits for fishing. Could also be way too shallow. I'll have to check the signs and a map more closely the next time I go. It's a pretty area for what it is and probably looks more promising than it actually is.
" Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it"