Has anyone had success fishing? Went to Tenkiller earlier this week and stayed for a few days. The first day we had no success at all. Tried to find brushpiles for crappie but didn't find any, we planted a couple of them a few years ago,couldnt find them either. Tried fishing for bass but they must have been deeper than we were fishing. Then we tried trolling and caught nothing again. Fished below the dam on the lower illinois for stripers, we caught enough shad but no stripers. The person next to our campsite caught some catfish on juglines so we set out juglines that night. The next morning they ended up on the other side of the lake with nothing on them, but we ran into a ton of sand bass and caught 18. All were at least 1.5 pounds, good sized ones.
The next morning we looked in the same spot and caught 14 before the wind kicked up and scattered the shad. Those were even bigger, almost all of them weighed at least 2 pounds.
We were fishing with rooster tails on the surface, just following the same school everywhere. We didn't go the last couple mornings because the wind is blowing too hard, which makes it impossible to find them on the surface. Tomorrow there is supposed to be no wind, we are going then and will try to bring some relatives with us, hopefully they will be able to go. I haven't really had much other success this year except on some sand bass in the spring, how is it going for everyone else?