Finally got rid of the skunk. Caught 4, snapped 3. Came across a school of shad and the bass were feasting. Nailed 3 on almost back to back to back casts. Now that I have a scale: smallest was 1.45lbs, biggest was 3.5(on the left).
I was able to target the biggest one because he kept thrashing about on the shad, threw only one cast out by him and he smashed it. Caught 3 on my favorite lure, ghost shad lipless and 1 on a shad spinnerbait.
Feels very good to get back on bass after a very long slump. AND I finally caught something or 3 on my new reel/rod that I got for Christmas.