Brent Chapman just trolled down a bank in Lithia Creek near a couple of crappie fishermen, and said, "Are the crappie any better than the bass in this lake?"
"Not anymore," was the answer.
Chapman hasn't had a nibble from a black bass since the one he caught first thing this morning. Here's how bad it has been since then: We just overheard Chapman and his Marshal talking about the housing market.
"There's only so much you can do," Chapman said. "Until you get a bite and something you can key on, you've just got to keep fishing."
When asked about this thinking process at this moment, Chapman said, "I'm thinking that some day I'll know what it feels like to catch a bass again."
Optimism is running on empty in Lithia Creek.