You did not note where you will be camping or dropping your boat in on the Lake. I usually camp at Running Branch Marina (owned by Darrel & Nancy). I have fished from just past what used to be Herman's Hideaway to the end of the No wake Zone. In that area, you must go about idle throttle or get a ticket. About a 15 minute put-put thru it. Once you cross the line of buoys, you are clear to cruise on. Once out of there, I have fished to the bottom corner of the main lake (Running Branch side by the Water Station there). And about out in the middle of the bottom of the lake (just be sure & do not cross No Man's Land (the line of buoys parallel near the dam), or it could be costly. Ranger Station (for 2 Lake Rangers & Game Wardens are on the right as you get to the bottom of the lake coming out of the Running Branch fork. They keep their binoculars on the buoys & when you cross them. I also have fished on the opposite side of the bottom of the lake (trotlines mainly). I may set jugs here & there, but at the bottom of the lake, if you do not stick around, they can travel very far (by way of fish). I have had them go from the No Wake Zone by Laguna Jack's & caught them just before crossing into No Man's Land. One from that area (in No Wake Zone) disappeared & was found tangled just to right before corner by water pump station. One at that corner was seen in No Man's Land. I was told by some Brazos River Authority guys that it had a 40# Blue on it. Another one from that corner crossed my trotline on the other side & had a 21# Blue on it. I have had some disappear from the Running Branch Creek corner & head across & then up lake, as far away as the second outlet heading up to the other Marina.
Be careful on the main lake side when winds pick up especially North or South ones, as it can get very treacherous very fast. That is one reason I like the Running Branch side as sometimes you can stay out of the worse winds.
As to the main lake side, Yellows are plentiful in Big Creek. I have not fished on that side nor where the river comes in. Some places are very shallow. Best to get a map to assist.
I am not into dip bait. I usually stick with perch, goldfish, big shiners, beef liver, and sometimes try some soap. For some reason, shad does not work at all for me. I think the biggest I caught on soap (Chad's- Redneck Catfish Soap) was a jugline near the RB corner by the pump station. It was about a 10 pounder.
Hope that helps some.