The only way to sum up the second half of my bass fishing season since I moved from Raleigh to Charlotte is abysmal. I've gone from having so many bank fishing options I never even made it to all of them to a variable h e double hockey sticks of no trespassing signs and fences. Been fishing in dirty retention ponds and a couple way overfished public waters where I watch "bucket fishermen" keep 6-8" bass just as fast as they can catch them on live bait. The closest thing that I've got to a "good" place to fish produces a bite every couple trips if i'm lucky and has produced the only two fish over 4#s I've hooked in 5 months. I know I'm whining but I needed to vent a little. Today went to scout a half dozen spots I found on google earth, 5 were plastered in no fishing signs and the only one I could get to ended up being about 2 feet deep at it's best with no signs of life. Winter is typically my favorite time of year for big bass fishing and right now I can't even find a place reliable for dinks. Life back in a metropolis stinks.