Since I live near Huntsville, I've been hitting Raven regularly over the last two weeks just for kicks. It's quiet and peaceful.
We all know Raven isn't a "numbers" lake but there's some big fish there.
Each day out I caught a single 4 lb fish, even though I've been working it hard.. until yesterday.
I noticed A LOT OF bait fish, lots of activity in the main lake opposite the boat dock. Grabbed a trusty 2.5 shallow crank in citrus shad (water was really stained) and just fan casted all over. From 10 feet deep, casted towards the shore line, and slowly reeled that little crank expecting "nothing, as usual" - then... WHAMMO