Lake Success is rising in quality faster than any other bass lake in California. There are very high catch rates in late winter and spring. Some people even call it a fish factory. Like Lake Kaweah, it too has benefited from regulations mandating a 15-inch minimum size, with a two-fish limit for bass. The lake record bass is 18 pounds, and many think this lake will eventually produce a 20-pounder. Success is a big lake with a series of major lake arms, set in bare foothill country at an elevation of 650 feet. When full, it covers nearly 2,500 acres and has 30 miles of shoreline, yet it is much shallower than most reservoirs. Water levels can fluctuate from week to week, with major draw downs during the summer. Aquatic food levels are high, and with them come the chance for some monster-sized bass. The south fork is a favorite area for bassers, with submerged trees and vegetation that provide cover for fish. Some great springtime flyfishing for Carp (freshwater bonefish). There is a $5 per day fee to use the lake.