Larry is right. I've only made the trip 3 or 4 times. I only caught fish once. Those guys know the lake and will shorten the time it takes for you to put fish in the boat.
You'll get several different answers about line type, diameter, size of weight,hooks, colors, etc.
I would say line size bigger than 12 lb. and smaller than 30 lb.
Weight according to wind.
Someone else will need to advise on slab size and colors.
Rods medium to fast tip medium rod.
Crappie and snoopy rods and reels not advisable.
Bites will be a tap like little crappie bites.
After hookset is when you find out if sandbass or hybrid.