It was a cool and breezy beautiful day to be on the lake. We had a weird NE wind that had all the muddy water pushed toward the West, it was very stained over there but much warmer water temps to about 66. Stubborn me fished the stained water tight to the hard bottom banks with everything you would throw at spawning fish (thinking with the moon and temps they were bedded) until about 10:30 without a bite. I moved to the East side of the arm and found the water pretty clear but colder at 58. I moved to the outside edge of the stick ups out to about 6ft, any stick ups that were around flat hard secondary points, and finally started getting bit. I caught fish, mostly staging bucks but a nice 4.7 on a long leader carolina rig on the outside edge. I did end up catching a couple more bucks on a small crank bait in the same area. I am sure there are a few that are catching them good but everyone I talked to, mostly people practicing for champs, seemed to be struggling a little as well. I did not see any fish on beds but did not really look hard. I also did not see any fry in the areas I was fishing. The lake was very crowded for a Friday but everyone was respectful and friendly. Hope this helps someone catch a huge one!
See you on the lake and have a great day!