There is only 1 place on my local lake that has a good amount of trees. I set out at 8pm tonight with the idea that I would put a trotline out and take 3 poles with liver hotdog and shad to fish with. I put the trotline out in about 16-19 foot of water. I started looking for a nice tree to tie up to to fish with RnR and notice that no where in about 150-200 yards that I search showed any fish at all on the fish finder. The area near the shore out for about 30 feet is about 4 foot deep, it then drops pretty fast to 13-15 foot and then ends at about 20 foot in the middle. There must be 100 tree tops every hundred yards or so. The water on my fish finder was showing 87 at 8pm and down to 84 by midnight. I was quite suprised that with that much cover there wouldnt be any bait fish, crappie, sandbass or cats showing up. In the end I moved outside the cove to open water and started to see fish in 21 fot of water. I drifted around for about 30 minutes without a nibble. Forgot to bring drinks and I was hot and thirsty so I left skunked.