the lake is closed to fishing
Mike, I know the bass-catcher's mom and spoke to him in person. He had the pic of the bass, which ran in the paper. He could have hoaxed it — but I doubt it.
Barry, I read somewhere that the old report of the bass was a "hoax". I don't know any details. As far as I'm aware, none have been caught since.
Mike, I'm the sports writer for the Hope Standard and I wrote of a local, named _ Peterson, who caught a bass in the lake. It was about 2005. None since?