Go straight across the lake from Sandy Creek to Norris Creek. There's plenty of bushes and hydrilla in there. There's absolutely no hazards to hit between Sandy Creek and Norris so you're safe there. You can catch them on a frog, spinnerbait, swimjig or light Texas rig around the hydrilla.
Sandy Creek ramp is pretty steep. If you are launching with a half ton 2wd drive pickup and a heavy boat, you might have some problems if the ramp is wet.
Uh, isn't there a huge stump about 300 yards out of sandy?
Nevermind, I was thinking of Julie creek. Had to pull up my map. Shows you it's been to long since I've been to Sam.