Planning a trip to my home lake to catch some channel catfish. This lake has a dam on both ends. Water coming in from another lake below dam is around 12ft deep water temp is around 41 degrees. Plan to fish up near the dam what water depth should i be looking for? Right below dam water is about 25ft then its 12ft "max depth" for about 300 yards then a bend that drops to 18-22ft deep. then its 12-14ft down to next bend that has water around 30ft deep and it gets deeper from there. There is a good size creek that feeds into the lake halfway between dam and the 30ft deep bend. Water depth at the creek is about 14ft deep in the main channel of the lake. Where should i be looking for those channels? will be using fresh live and cut gizzard shad. on down in the lake theres water 50-60ft deep. thanks for any info.