It's an excellent smallmouth lake. You can also catch a few walleye and nice Channel cats. Normally, the water is as clear as a swimming pool. Not sure about now. Quit often you could see huge schools of emerald colored shimmering threadfin shad.
I've caught a few white bass there. You will see them chasing shad from time to time. They hit a chartreuse blue back bandit lure. I haven't fished there since 2013. back then, the lake was full of Hydrilla. If that is true now you'll need to use weedless rigs. I had a lot of success using Gamakatsu perfect worm hooks and Green Pumpkin powerbait Grubs. Glitter chartreuse works well too. I think trolling some umbrella rigs would produce well.
Not too many small mouth are above 16 inches at Murray. Most are about 12 inches like this one.
Very very clear water. Need a fluorocarbon leader