There's definitely a lot of hills up in that area. I'm not familiar with that lake, but have been through there a bunch of times.
What exactly are you trying to figure out?
What am I trying to figure out? Let me share my ďtale of woeĒ!
Iím going into my 5th year as an angler on the impoundment but itís taking me a bit of time to learn it for a couple of reasons, the first being 95%+ of my 40+ years was spent on small, Central NJ ponds. Most of my old fishing was done from 3í and up. Now, Iím actually using my depth finder, which Iím force to learn to use. I went from a Humminbird Piranha to a HELIX 5. So thatís technology.
Went from visible structure to submerged structure.
All kinds of forage to shad.
Close range casting and tackle to distance casting and tackle, because of water clarity.
Further distances between fishing spots.
Thatís just a few of the hurdles a learning to overcome. Iíve done my initial recon, now I get into Phase II.
Water clarity runs the gamut from slightly turbid where the river enters to pretty clear near the dam. Past summer was first time at the source, so little knowledge in my short time there. The only grass Iíve encountered is on the depth finder and itís pretty deep, between 15í-25í ball park, some stringy, some cabbagy. I was going to drop a rake down on an anchor line to bring some up to identify.
I have found quite a few huge balls of shad and hooked into one largemouth with a drop shot which was a few firsts for me:
1. First bass hooked located from electronics.
2. First bass hooked by drop shot.
3. First bass lost at gunnel because it opened itís mouth and bait dropped out.
I could go on but I think youíre probably starting to get the picture. Itís like relearning how to fish.