The sandies are schooling all over main lake on RR. East side, west side and south of Cates. Look for the small birds and herons chasing shad. We were catching them Wednesday in 70ft water on top. When they went down, we dropped slabs fast to bottom and burned them to the top. The fish would grab the bait before you could get it back to the boat. We kept none but enjoyed catching in midday. Cloud cover helps.
Call me if you would like to book a trip for sandies, crappie, catfish or largemouth. 903-818-4631