We usually start on the points early in the morning. Most cats feed those shallow points in the night. These points usually hold the mussels beds and those cats fill up on them. Also First light, the shad seem to be pushed up on the point by feeding fish. Plus the lake we fish, further in the day, you start to deal with skier's and jet ski's. As the day goes on and boat traffic pick up, we move to the creeks. In the creeks I look for 3' to 10' of water with some type of structure or curves in the creek. The main thing during the day, look for structure for the cats to find shade in. Once you catch a few cats off that structure and if the bites slows, move to your next structure. After doing this for a while, you will finally find a pattern the cats like.
Merry Christmas to all. May you have a wonderful and blessed Holiday season.