Lake Springfield is often overlooked. I, myself have lived within a few miles of this lake for 7 years and only fished it for about the tenth time tonight. I bought my 7 year old son a new rod and reel and set out with another buddy to teach my boy how to use plastic worms. It was 90 degrees today and the water in the lake was in the very high 80's. The boy brought in a 3 pound largemouth his first time using plastics. My buddy and I caught about 15-18 bass, most in the 1-3 pound class. My buddy lost a very good bass on a white buzz bait in about 4 ffet of water. The rest of the time we worked many different plastics in rocks and trees. If you can find rock or trees near any deep water, you will find fish. It seemed the bass moved up the coves as the night went on. This was the third time I have been out in a week and I catch about 5 more fish every time I go out. Next time I should catch about 20! Well, maybe??
The white bass are out of the hot ditch for the summer. I do look forward to them returning to the hot ditch. What fun! We have done the hot ditch twice in spring, once catching 130, the other time we caught 50 in about an hour.
People are talking about the flatheads. I don't fish them much, but many are talking about the 50, 60 and 70 pound fish in this lake.