Jaybowler wrote:I've been here about 7-8 times with absolutely no luck. I've tried everything from different rigs with senkos to different hard lures. I usually go from noon til about 7pm, twice I've gone at 6am. Is it just the lake or am I in a slump? Thanks
Yes Bass will bite better at dusk or dawn during thr hot summer months. I've had good luck there in the middle of the day as well. With fish ranging from 2.5 to 5lbs or bigger. Rent a boat or a kayak there if you'd like or bring your own and try to sneak it in. If you rent a boat bring a trolling motor. Row boats will get you no where. Cover as much water as you can. Use your electronics to locate structure and the fish will be there. Stumps and ledges with shallow and deep water always hold fish there. Throw Power fishing lures like chatter baits/top water/cranks or slow fish jigs. There are a lot baitfish schools all over the lake and Maple is loaded with craw fish. Follow them. I've been skunked there the last half dozen times from shore and boat. As you can see from my other post my friend did pretty well. Just be persistent and it'll pay off. Read the weather and wind patterns too. On sunny mid summer days with good wind you can catch some quality fish.