Professional guide Corneilus Harris with a husky largemouth bass caught in one of the strip mine lakes in southeastern Ohio. Harris, a guide with Hocking Hills Aventure Trek, reports good numbers of bass being caught in the mornings and evenings. The top-water action has been productive, with a focus on the banks lined with willow bush cover and moss free weed-beds. Harris said he has been using a variety of topwater lures, such as hula poppers ,swimming craws and topwater grass frogs. Another good choice are lightly weigted plastics, from 1/16th ounce to a 1/8th ounce, worked around any timber along the banks, as well as around isolated stumps in 8 to 10 feet of water. Harris has been throwing 4-inch tubes, craws and 7-inch plastic worms. A slow retrieve has produced decent results.