It's a good start,
slower pace of fishing has its own rewards in a different way, especially when you're fishing with a lady.
Actually when I saw your post in the whitebass hybrids section I was going to tell you to go Sabin River just below the spillway, you can catch white bass. Hybrids and blue catfish there with ghost minnows. But I realized you were with a lady so the lake is more beautiful than the river.... Right now the river fishing is much better than the lake. Pm me if you want some info on spillway fishing.