Seems like 99.99% of the fish are gone. Just shad and stick fish. The stick fish range from 6 inches all the way up to 200 pounds! Below is and average North American Stick Fish.
The only fish left are smallmouth. Throwing deep diving cranks in a multitude of colors.
The average size of the Smalleys is 2 pounds and the occasional 4+ pound fish.
On occasion will catch a black bass. Usually 2 pounds 4 pounds on average. They seem kind of rare compared to Smalleys.
Most of the black bass are coming off of sexy shad crank baits 3 to 6 foot divers.
We are also catching smallmouth on a drop shot crawfish soft plastic worms. I'm using 6 lb vanish for them most of the time.
Most of the Smalleys I've been coming from Rocky points and hanging around 3 to 18 feet of water. We've lost more than we have caught. Almost every single one of them will jump and try to spit the hook. It's a great fish when nothing else is going on. Pound for pound I think they pull harder than most of them.
After we get back to the dock and clean all the smallmouth and bag up the fillets, I will cast net some shad and let the clients fish for catfish off the dock. My rule is: I will only clean one blue catfish ranging from 3 pounds to 6 pounds. Anything else will be released. We will not clean the channel catfish. Due to their eating all the guts and they look like cantaloupes when they come out of the water. Their meat is all orange with fat deposits tainting The flavor of the fish. The big blue cats or trophies in our minds and will be released.
So anyways, Since the striper all went over the dam, we found a new species to fish for, called Striped Bass.
Some days we are using sassy shad. Main colors would be glow, white ice, and chartreuse.