steelheadwarrior, I think your asking the same questions as the rest of us. In the next few weeks as the full potential fleet hits the chain, the fish start hiding a bit more. Right now, your still gonna catch some using normal skills and fishing available structure. By Memorial day, the fish are all swimming for their lives.
I've always liked the northern lakes, Channel and Marie for a mix of nice fish. Trolling with rap's has been working for walleye on the river and would assume it will work on the chain too, until the traffic gets unbearable.