I catch sand bass schooling in Athens all the time while fishing for BMB.
The sand bass are always on top of the sandies.
down at the dam you can catch real big ones
Haven't caught the whites in the numbers that you do at other lakes like Richland or Cedar Creek but have caught several out there. The ones that we have caught are some of the largest we have ever caught also. Several in the 18" to 20" range and healthy. They will be running the shad with the schools of black bass.
and I fish Athens every week.
again, not the numbers that you get on Hubbard, Cedar Creek or RC but there are here