I have to work Mon-Fri next week. By the time Sat rolls around the sand bass run might be over. They are at the banks right now. By Sat they might be out deep. The best fishing is when the lakes are 100% full. Nature has cooperated. I use red line which is invisible underwater. I use a purple fake shad. The difference in color from the shad makes it stand out. That guarantees a hit every cast. The beauty is you buy these rubber shad in packs of 1-2 dozen for a dollar ninety nine at Walmart.