Get yourself a hot spots map of the lake and study it as much as you can[MY WIFE CALLS THAT THE LAKE BIBLE] start out with the mile roads,shallow to deep untill you find the fish.Always keep your eyes open for bait fish! When you start getting comfortable with the lake then you can move around and try different things.As for bait try different things,what ever you feel confident in.Remember every day on the pond is different! Wind,waves, TUNA BOATS, ect. I hope this helps and be safe out there.
I`ve asked myself that for 15 years now....................
Time to start building my own structure like they do down south during "draw-down". I think them boy`s in Ky.& Tenn. have been into something for years.