Made it out there this afternoon. Found a net full of big shad in 5 ft of water where the wind had pushed them into a marina. Decided to try shallow instead of drifting first and it worked. Anchored on a flat in only 4 feet of water where the wind was pounding some reeds. First fish of the day was a 12 pound blue. Had 6 more blues that first hour with the next biggest being a fat 6. Things slowed down a bit so I moved. Stayed shallow and got 2 more quickly and things died.
I needed a break from the wind so I checked out a cove with wind ripping down the middle but some still water near the north bank. Birds were all over it and sonar showed tons of bait. I made two quick drifts and missed the hole I was trying to drag through.
Had to get off the lake early, and think I left a pile of fish in that spot I didn’t drift properly Through.
All the fish caught went back in the water.