The rock bass have been ruining my nice single streamers for a few years now. They do seem to be more concentrated at trolling depths in certain areas of the lake. Have you been getting them all over? I got 1 a 100’ down a few weeks back...
i usually fish the gilford area. lockes, welch, diamond, broads, rattlesnake. been catching them all over that area, and that's a big area! i fished the weirs and meredith a few times this year and don't recall landing any over that way. i bet we caught half a dozen of em yesterday down by diamond/rattlesnake.
Last year around this time caught some on leadcore around the areas you mentioned.
I have caught a lot on that area bow hunter. Unfortunately it’s usually to far away from the eagle for him to see them.... they do suck, but We’re stuck with them now. Interestingly enough a lot of places in Canada have rock bass, and smallmouth that do well together. Hopefully they balance out here too.
Slit their gills through them overboard the gulls or eagles will find em!!!