It's a good lake, but you have to do your due diligence. They're in there, but you have to look for them. The north end of the lake is generally shallow, but I don't know now with all this rain. I usually fish from the bank there due to the fact that I'm still only a boat owner in my dreams. I've fished it from boats with a couple folks and there are some good spots. Drifting the bridge area seems to be productive from what I have been able to see. Shad can be tough, but not impossible around the boat ramps. Highview is a good launch.