I will be spending a few days at carlyle next week. I am trying to plan my trip. Is the water really high in the spillway or the lake? I am assuming yes, where can I launch a boat? Is it worth trying right now, below the dam? Can you launch there? Shad, will I find them in normal spots, or are they hard to get? I am taking my young kids I hope to get some fish with them, maybe get them hooked for life.