This was my 1st 6 + lb LMB EVER ! I have 1 8lb , 3 7lb tons of 5's all on artificial bait
here in the North East ...Florida that's another story
Buck Perry has a great book on seasonal patterns , & what I have found out EVERY body of water has one. I fished this am @ sunrise 2 dink LM w/ a 1/2oz jig & paca craw .
90 % of my fishing is from the shoreline , I had MANY fail attempts over the years trust me it will come . You don't catch if your line is not in the water very often .
I'm available to help on a PM ...too many lurkers on the internet Tight Lines