There are lots of lakes that produce bigger fish and offer much better fishing opportunities. This year, my largest fish was 8 lbs and it came from a regular five fish limit lake. In fact, this year was the year of large fish. Unfortunately, all the lakes were regular five fish limit lakes. That means that they will go through the cycle of producing large fish, being discovered, and then becoming average lakes. Some of the lakes I will continue to fish, but others will be dropped. The importance of lakes like Chopaka is that they remain consistent year after year. And each year you fish one of these lakes, you learn something new. Fishing new lakes every year is fun. However, I learn much more from those lakes that I fish on a regular basis. If I could I would fish one lake throughout the year. Maybe every two or three weeks. I am sure that I could learn much more than switching lakes every trip. Lakes like Chopaka are special for this reason. We seldom have memories of places we have fished only once. The special places are those that become part of our lives.