I've Hit clinton the last 4 yrs. I love it down there. Cats are pretty good. I've caught a few on Night crawlers while crappie/bass fihing. It's one of the few lakes you can bow fish in. I haven't tried it yet though. There are some hug carp or flat heads, I dunno what. but when it's hotter then hell in the summer, just move in to any small wakeless extremly shallow cove and the'll be all up in the weeds. I tried one but they never hit on anything I had, guess I should try the bow. But If I loose it in the lake, what will I do durring deer/turkey season??? hahah
Good Luck @ clinton! Hope to see you down their in a week or two. I'm from Niles (NW Chicago) It's a Long Haul, but not too bad, better then the shellbyville drive. Just take 57 to 72 to 51??? Into clinton and east to the lake. It's the best route for me.
Good Luck, Let us know how ya did.