You picked a good time to come to tawakoni...
I suggest you bring bait as a back-up for shad as they get hard to find in winter (throw nets at first light around boat ramps or docks/slips). Blues will eat cut carp and buffalo ( you can buy buffalo at fiesta food stores) and chicken breast.
In winter, blues can be at any depth. During the first cabelas tournament, winning stringers came from less than 10 feet of water and they were anchored and fishng near timber while most were drifting deep water near the dam
You cover more water when you drift... Tall man reach, black point, finger point, flats southeast of wolf cove are good places to start
Hooking a fish is like playing string with a cat. The exact size, shape, color of string matters less than how you wiggle it- and little cats are easier to fool than big ones. John Gierach