Me and a buddy hit Lake Hope today for a change of pace..got there and fished for about 10 mins and my buddy got a snag..he said oh wait its coming up..We caught a Wrangler size 11 work boot. Kind of worried me and the Lake Hopeless jokes started. We found a spot in the back where the lake loops around towards the old Furnace in the lily pad beds. Started catching channel cats right and left on worms and cut bluegills. My friend caught probably a dozen in about an hour ranging from 1-2.5 lbs on cut gill and worms. I was using gill heads and caught a 4 lbr and about a 6 lbr. Nice lil secluded spot and probably a great place to take the kids fishing if ya got a little boat or don't mind walking. Non stop cats on one side of the boat and nonstop bluegills on the other. Should keep them little ones busy. Anyone know if there's any flatheads in there? I kept one pole going almost the entire time with a live gill on but had no hits on it at all.