The first trip I had a ton of success on Largemouth bass (which is what I was fishing for). I had a fire tiger bright colored Rapala medium diving crank bait. There were a lot of casts involved, but caught over (8) that day, as well as a catfish that I was unable to land (I knew if was a catfish due to the fight and the slime left all over the line when he spit the lure out). Most people I spoke with that are familiar with the waters said that the fishing was slow, but I think I figured out what the deal was. The bass were laying at the bottom of the lake, in the middle of the arms in about 15' of water in the heavy vegetation. When that lure when by, they jumped up to hit it (hence having to cast a ton of times before a bite).