Hessian is the lake there, I fished it several times from the bank earlier this year on the North End of the lake (If you park in the campground early enough you don't have to pay, but if you plan on staying past 10 AM - You could get a ticket). There's "bass" in there, but I only fished it during the "post-spawn" and only got small bass. So, I haven't been back there since June. Other people may feel differently, but if you're gonna take the drive hit the Harriman Lakes.
I've had great days there with as much as 100 fish days there . Plenty of decent fish there best fish this year was a 5lb 13 oz fish earlier this year. Target the big boulders there wih the biggest jig u have.