I fish a medium size lake from the bank at night for channels and have been skunked the last two outings. Anyone else fish a similar scenario with any luck? We fish cut bait or smaller whole fish live or dead. Tight lined with a slip sinker. It's been slow all year. I did catch a 10 lber and my brother caught a 14 but it's been slow going. I live in central Illinois. You think it's too early yet? We get more bites on chicken liver but it's mostly bullheads and they swallow it to their bunghole.