I have been fishing the back side of Lake Norman, NC Dam heavy since last summer. I have only used bottom rigs with a heavy weight. The only bait I can get them to bite on is brim head and sometimes I only get one good fish every thrid time I go. Now one thing I have noticed is that a couple times a day they let the water out and the water flow is so fast it raises the water level sometimes in uppwards of 2 - 3 feet in seconds. I have my best luck just after the water flow stops. Is this because the Cats are feeding as my bait gets tossed around in mid water level? If so, what is my best action or rig I can use to get the bait to hang at 15-20 feet insetad of the 30-40 foot bottom. I can't anchor out in the middle, so i'll be casting out from the bank where it takes two anchors to hold me on the bank when they let the water flow.