Daughter's friend caught on quickly with some help from my daughter.
I tried bottom rigging again out deep for big fish. #6 cricket hook, small split shot, night crawler, and 8lb line....one bite. Got to be some big gill at one of these spots. Finding places I think should hold big fish, deep water and wide slow moving spots. At one point I was casting to 8ft+ and slowly working it back to the bank and got the only bite I had all day, most of my time was spent re-baiting and untangling kids stuff. We haven't caught one eater size since the lake flooded.