Fished this lake many times with my late father-in-law but for crappie and catfish. However, we would catch a few bass w/minnows crappie fishing. Always wanted to bass fish it but sometimes you got to humor the old guy. If you go, I would suggest the turkey creek area, if the water is not too muddy. They have had a lot of rain recently and that area is just off the main river in the north end. Look at a map and you will see a couple of coves on both sides of the river between the turkey creek ramp and the main lake. I never got to fish the lower end of the lake so can't be much help. When we fished there, always saw a lot of blow-ups of bass chasing shad there. Good luck, it's a neat lake to fish.