Well, its been so hot, and our lake is so low(10 foot low) that we havnt fished in about 2 months. My dad took a 1/2 day of vacation from work and we went out Friday afternoon. It was in the high 90's, water temperature showed 87. We set out 6 jugs, 3 around an island in 25ish foot of water, and 3 around the dam in 25 foot of water as well. We fished about 3-4 hours with rod and reel using worm, fresh shad, and hotdog. We tried fishing in 19 foot of water, 25 foot, and 40 foot. No bites anywhere. We checked our jugs and all were missing the bait. The middle jug at the island was standing straight up as we pulled up the entire jug went under for 10 seconds. When it resurfaced we got the fish in, a 28# blue. CPRed it and fished for 30 more minutes around the island with no bites so we called it a day. It bit on 3 baby shad hooked onto a circle hook. This island has now produced us a 32# and a 28# and the dam has produced a 24# but we still cant seem to hook into one with rod and reel. I got pics, but I didnt get them off the camera yet, ill try and post them tomorrow.