Pat, this is reverse of what I normally think but have you ever tried introducing some 10"+ adults??? Maybe 25-30 and see if you get any recruitment from them. I still think 1 of 2 things or both are happening. 1. BG are raiding nests very efficiently. 2. Hatch is being decimated by end of year-0 BG about to turn 1. 300000-400000 eggs per female is not out of the question and that's massive amounts of eggs to eat. It's possible that the few that make it are being consumed by Bass but they also have an abundance of BG to eat of all sizes. If things are even close to suitable I would think a few would show up.
Have you ever had anyone set a fyke net or 2??

Last edited by Snipe; 02/04/21 07:58 PM.