It took me years to locate and gain permission to fish local farm lakes and ponds. Unfortunately, slowly but surely, I'm losing those fishing spots. First I lost access to a great slough off the Willamette when the owner sold the property that I used to access the slough. Another farm lake suddenly died off for bass when the bluegill disappeared... hopefully, that one will someday return. Today was my largest hit. A very large farm just north of town included 6 lakes and ponds. The owner was very picky about who he let fish on the farm. A gravel company also leases the land for the mineral rights (gravel). I called today to get permission to fish one of the lakes this Saturday and was told that the gravel company was going through some changes and the corporate office was giving him mixed messages about the lease and the lakes that were included so the farmer no longer can allow anyone to fish on the farm. This really, really kills my warmwater endeavors. Those lakes were my ace in the hole and the entire reason I built poppers and tied baitfish patterns. This means I have one remaining farm lake I can fish and it is the one where the bass population has seriously declined and the bluegill are completely gone. The loss of fishing spots is overwhelming. Very depressing. Very depressing.