got up to jordan lake yesterday as the sun was going down, and headed up to bells church. water temp in that area was from 70 to 72 from the deeper parts to the shallows. i set a 50 hook trotline in bout 9 foot of water with cut shad on all the hooks and the hooks at about 6 foot deep, and then went to crappie fish in my favorite cove right around the corner. we ended up with 1 small crappie, but we were nailing small white cats on minnows, all were right around 1/2 to 3/4 of a pound. went and ran the trotline at the 2 hour mark to find nothing but small cats round 1/2 to 3/4 pound, a few were channels, most were whites, but i did have a couple of small flatheads on there, i went to grab the camera to prove it, but i had forgotten to put it in the boat, i didn't want to bring the flatheads home just to take the pictures of them, but i swear they were flatheads. i know most everyone will say that there aren't flatheads in jordan, but i swear to you that i caught some small ones. i had set the line over a bunch of structure tryin to get some eatin sized ones out of there and i had the hooks dangling right in it, even had a couple hooks straighten out un-snagging them. after that set the trotline back up in bout 18 foot of water with the hooks at about 6 foot again, and ended up with all small ones again. as for today, went out at sundown again, i would like to try to get there earlier, but after getting home at 5 in the morning, showering and getting to bed, i didn't wake up till late... lol... but anyways, went back up to bells chuch and the water temp ranged from 67 to 69 (a bit of a cool off since yesterday), set a 25 hook trotline (my 50 hook one needs some repairs) in bout 16 foot of water with the hooks bout 4 foot deep, using yesterdays minnows and shad that had died as bait, and went back into the cove tryin for some more of them smaller cats on the ultra-light like last night (boy that was fun catchin cats on the ultra-light) and ended up only getting a bass (stripped or hybrid stripped, couldn't really tell, it was too small), caught him on a dead minnow... ran the trotline at the 2 hour mark and had mostly empty hooks (the minnows and shad were really soft), had a couple small cats that must have just been holding onto the hook cause they fled the scene as soon as i got them to the surface, had 1 good eatin sized one that did the same, and pulled in a legal sized crappie that i threw back. 2 nights on the lake, came home with no fish to eat, i could have filleted up some of them small ones, but they were a bit to small for the effort would have only gotten 4 to 6 inch long fillets... i observed alot of fish hitting the surface, prolly catchin bugs or something, couldn't ever see what they were though... seen alot of shad schooled up, and as i was coming out from under the 64 bridge the shad were stirrin up the water pretty good right at the bow of the boat and were jumpin everywhere... nearly got a couple to jump into the boat just by drivin by... lol... the rock wall at the marina between the docks and the ramps was loaded with shad, only took 1 throw to get enough shad for the night last night, and even had leftovers... lol i know alot of you don't like trotliners, but i do it for fun, and yall ain't gonna stop me, i'm not one of those that keep everything i pull off of the line, i threw everything back yesterday and today, but the 1 keeper that got away, i would have kept him and ate him for supper, but he got away. i never keep what i'm not going to eat. but anyways, please don't rag on me for being a trotliner, just included it with the report cause it produced fish and held depth info.