First of all thanks guys for all the help and PMs. I did feel a bit out of my element fishing in a Lake after fishing all my life in salt water. It was a lazy, overcast day yesterday, the temperature was good, just the perfect day for freshwater fishing, something that I had imagined given my limited(Zero) experience on a lake.
I fished at a place called Kowloon Reservoir, Kowloon Reservoir is one of the many man made reservoirs here in Hong Kong, it had be physically dug a few decades ago to collect rainwater and spring water. It surrounded by hills that abound with Makaks in the thousands, they are everywhere. The lake is surprisingly devoid of natural structures you would find in natural lakes, no large rocks in it, no wooden trunks nothing. Even though the place around it is wild, (extremely wild by Hong Kong standards, we saw a large wild boar about 20 meters away from us when leaving) the lake is even devoid of water plants. There were a few shallow ditches I could see where I stood and spun at them from several angles to no result. There was some feeding that I saw, presumably black bass and Ox-eye herring, but I could not induce a strike. My son lost the only spinner we had where the bail arm shut down during a cast, which looked like the most likely lure to induce a strike. I tried spoons, poppers and minnows to no avail.
The lake holds Black Bass, Toman, Ox-Eye herring perhaps Arowana for predators and some carp. I need to learn how to access more places in that lake from where I can fish, the problem is the lake is between hills and I need to find all the pathways that would lead me to some of the banks, I tried yesterday tracking about 1/4th around the lake but could only find one access route. There were loads of tadpoles in the lake and some small fish that I identified as cloud mountain minnows. The way the lake is constructed, it is impossible to walk the entire bank of the lake from the shore.
To cut a long story short, I have to give that a shot again next Saturday. Here are some pictures of the lake. My camera was on the wrong setting so the pictures are not great.