Haven't fished pines in a few years but there are good areas all over the lake. All the major creek arms are good and all have under water bridges that hold fish. If you go towards the dam fish the main lake points with football jigs amd C-rigs. If you can locate the shad there should be fish close. Pines has always been a really good fall time lake for me. Topwater,rattle traps, flukes will get you bites fishing in alley and hurricane creek.