By JIM DARNELL
Some of the most fun fishing of the year is happening right now on Lake Bastrop.
Every summer huge numbers of hungry largemouth bass gather in deeper water — often in front of the dam — and gorge themselves on schools of threadfin shad. When they drive the shad to the surface, a feeding frenzy happens.
Shad fly out of the water fleeing for their lives from the greedy bass. It’s quite a phenomenon of nature to witness. If you get the right lure into the melee chances are very good for a strike.