Currently the lake is slightly lower than it was for this same time frame last year and the long term outlook for rain is not good so low water conditions will remain in effect as it was last year. You need to use caution when motoring anywhere close to shore, it does seem that most of the offshore hazards have been marked with a hazard buoy. Water temperature has been starting out around 53 degrees and getting up to 58 degrees in the warmer afternoons. The crappie bite is still going strong, most of the action has been at the lower half of the lake but is now starting to be good on the upper West end of the lake as they are moving in to spawn.
Based on the results of the last two big tournaments, I would say the lake is fishing very good but you have to put your time in to find them. We are in a cycle of where the big fish are going to be in the six to eight pound range, very few fish are being caught over eight pounds, but catching solid fish in the three to five pound range is a normal thing that most lakes cannot come close to matching. Plan ahead for your trip, check with the local tackle stores to find out when the big tournaments are, be prepared that towards the middle of summer, some ramps will again be closed due to low water. Be Safe, be courteous, have fun,