I know what you mean, I fish from the bank or the pier out at the state park, and haven't caught one keeper at arrowhead this year. Have had a little better luck at kickapoo. But not much only caught ten keepers this year.
I am a tube fisherman and havnt found a decent number of fish in my trips to arrowhead. I fish west side all the time. I think the water going up and down and the increased amount of cover is making it tough. Been tube fishing for 30+ years and never had such a hard time finding fish.