Just got back from Central Illionis and while there did a couple days on Carlyle. Monday we connected with 22 channels with the biggest going at 12# and the smallest 6#. All of them were caught in the Allen Branch area on shad which was plentiful. Likely the best all around day of fishing I've ever spent on that lake. Yesterday we figured to slay them, but did not do as good......only netted 10 and they ran in the area of 4 1/2 #...... Never caught one in Allen Branch and we had a tough time finding shad (only caught one on garlic shrimp). We finally found the 10 along the west banks north of the Allen Branch mouth. Is anyone else fishing Carlyle?