I initially tried using spinning reels but I finally put out the money for a carbon bass rod and a bait casting reel. I'm using Suffix 30lb braid in moss green tied to a 3 foot Seaguar 20lb fluorocarbon leader. As for bait I've tried the KVD Sexy Frog in Black, 4" Senko worms in White (Texas Rigged), 6" Senko worms in Pumpkin and Silver Metallic (Texas rigged), A 3" metallic top water Shad colored popper, A chartreuse buzzbait, A standard Green/yellow lipped crank bait, and Watermelon and Red chigger craws. The only time my bait was ever hit was using the sexy frog and I saw the bass come up to it and literally hit it, not try to eat it, more like he was just mad at it for being there and decided to ram it.
The frustrating thing is I can see the bass. They are just off the shore line in the shallows and won't take anything I give them. I spent 45 minutes Friday evening at sundown shaking a white senko worm 2" in front of the face of 2 (presumably) 3lb bass and 1 (presumably) 10lb bass. All they did was take turns swimming into the murky depths of the pond before the other one would come up and look at the bait uninterested until he decided to tag in his buddy to repeat the process.
I've tried fishing early morning in low light (yes, I got there before the booth opened, but I did put my $6 in an envelope in the drop box), I've tried fishing under tress and shade in the heat of the day, on the submerged structure in the lower lake, by the tulles in the upper lake, in the low light of dusk, and about everything in between. I'm almost convinced the bass in those ponds are actually robotic fish and don't eat.
My next idea was to track down the PowerBait Hollow Belly Swim baits in chartreuse colors and use a 2/0 Mustad hook with the swim bait keeper and adjustable weight; but after a trip to Bass Pro I found they don't carry the lures and the hooks were out of stock. So, before I make the journey to Sportsman's Warehouse or the tackle shop on Lake Mead near Fiesta Henderson; I thought I should ask if anyone here has had any luck catching those bass or has any idea what to use as bait.
P.S. Should I just give up on Floyd Lamb all together and try 33 hole instead?