The gills turn on in the summer months over the rocks you can pick up a few here and there but it's very very hit or miss with them in April and May.
Minnows, leeches, curly tails, jigs and cranks are good starting points, the deepest this lake gets is about 12 feet maybe 13 depending on how much water they let out or are letting out of the dam.
I troll using #5 shads all the time with planner boards they work great and it keeps you off the rocks. Which there are plenty around out here so be careful be very careful. Don't assume that since you're in the middle of the lake or 100 yards from shore you're safe.
As far as getting in touch with Mike. I would say if you stop at his shop between 0800 and 1500 on a weekday the chances of running into him are very good. Everytime I go down there to [PoorWordUsage] with him he's always in.
As far as the north or south end of the lake goes I know of alot of fish get caught on both ends. Both casting the shore lines and trolling the rock piles.
12 hours, 6124 casts, 2 follows, and 1 strike. I sure hope tomorrow is this good.