Lake Charleston in Central Illinois has an aerator system because it is used for the city water. The way i understand it is that a pvc pipe runs across the bottom of the lake and they run air through it to turn the water over in the lake. I've figured it would be great its about 18 ft in this area and there are thousands of shad and small bait fish here. I've been baiting with live bluegill, cut bluegill and dead shad. Am i going to catch flats on dead shad? I've been drifting along the edge of where this system runs and have lost one what seemed like monster cat when he tangled me on the pvc. Is this a good place to drift at?should i be drifting at all? What are some good ways to fish for large flats and or large channel and blue?