Tickey creek area is usually good this time of year. I haven't had that hit that in 2 yrs before all the flooding. I would go straight instead of taking right to tickey. (Early.. Before daylight and castnet bait along shore) cut bait worked best. I would put 2 swivels w/ #2 hook &1oz weight. Wade out about hip to chest high, cast out bounce back to me or reel about a foot..then stop. They would usually hit when moving the bait. The lake is high now so wading is probably out. Fresh cut shad is king tho! If you have kiddos=good times.