Fishing mid week is a definite right now if you want to avoid the major boat traffic. The lake level is at 1.40 feet so be very careful getting in an out of the launch areas and swing real wide on any points and idle out a long ways off of the shoreline before getting up on plane. The colder nights and cooler daytime temp's have started to eliminate the algae blooms. The lake is loaded with 3 to 6 inch baby bass and working the smaller baits such as a drop shot will be very frustrating. It's very apparent by the tournament results that catching the bigger fish requires using bigger baits, reaction baits that trigger that big fish bite.
For those of you who like to use live bait, the tackle stores should get their first shipment of ""jumbo minnows"" this week. Using the bigger jumbo minnows will keep the smaller bass off of them and should produce some bigger fish. When I fish my next live bait trip, I will be fishing the minnows deep on a split shot rig and also on a dropshot rig and will be targeting 20 to 25 feet of water. That's it for now, be courteous, give your fellow fisherman room, don't crowd or butt in front of people, be safe, and have fun. God Bless, Bob