The lake is literally only open to the public the first 10 days of the month. http://georgiawildlife.dnr.state.ga.us/ ... ry=fishing
Scroll down to the picture with a dock and you will see that it states only open the 1-10th of each month.
To answer your bass question. I imagine the bass fishing will be good in the future because they currently impose a 14-20inch slot limit with only one fish over 20" allowed in your limit.
this lake reminds me of a miniature Lake Fork in Texas. There is so much cover with flooded stumps you can't ever imagine the fishing being bad.