I launched at Cypress /Creek about 9:00am and ran to Arkansas Bend. I fished a cove that usually holds lots of spots. I fished top water and got no bites. Went to the tall cliff walls and started fishing back down lake. I threw CR BBHs and lippless cranks with no luck at all. Water was 57.5 degrees, no bites not fish. I finally went to the back of a big cove (not the creek). The water was warmer, about 60 to 62 degrees and the fish were more active. Lots of submerged brush. The carp and gar were tearing the place up. I pitched senkos to the brush that was above water in about 2 to 4 ft of water rigged wacky. I caught 5 small bass, hooked up on three others and lost my big girl to a bad knot. I knew the knot was bad when I tied it but I just didn't want to retie and with the small fish didn't think it mattered -- oh well. I ran out of senkos (yes I went to Academy today and restocked) and started using Zoom stick baits, all in watermelon red.
Great day on the water. I found out where the fish weren't and maybe where they are.
Thanks for the great report N and welcom.