Best bet is to forget the lake and fish below the dam. On the way out I stopped and caught a bunch of sandies in the middle of the day below the dam. I got a hit on almost every cast and was using a big chartreuse wild eye for stripers. Guys next to me with smaller baits were sacking up the sand bass that I could not hook with that big bait. I understand the fishing is stellar early and very late when the big stripers come shallow out of the highly oxygenated water by the dam.
Last week I got a stringer full of stripers in the 18-20 inch range there by wading and casting out as far as I could to the foam.
Good luck to you.
John 21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee.