Southern Illinois and southern Tennessee , my eatin fish have came on red wigglers , cut shad an cut bluegill.
The bigger "fun" fish have been on fresh cut skipjack (when I can find them) and live bluegill.
Good Luck and have fun whenever you can.
I fish Kentucky and Barkley Lake in western Kentucky. Skipjack is best in the channels. I do good on night crawlers, chicken and Asian carp in bays. This one came on skipjack. It’s my biggest so far this year.
Here’s a video of us after skipjack if it interests you.