You’re not a dope lol and CCL does stand for cedar creek.
I’ve been finding my hybrids about 18-25 feet deep suspended in open much deeper water as well. Curious if you’ve found them in larger numbers on sonar? I seem to find very scattered fish on my home lake and sometimes thumping gangs them up and I sometimes have an amazing trip, but I’m curious if maybe I just haven’t found them schooled up just yet and need to keep looking for the “sweet spot” or sweet area. Curious too if you find the hybrids in same area trip after trip or do they move anywhere and everywhere and you have to really search for them each trip?
Fish stratified bait . Drift fish it using your trolling motor to control speed. Best speeds are normally .4 to .5 wind sock is preferred, sometimes you have to use troller and go into wind. Start thumping in the bait, the fish will get called.