My local lake is just starting to wake up. I had been out a time or two with marginal success, finally we had a good day. It seemed the consistent bite was in the shallow water five feet or less and closer to the shore but not necessarily right on it. We went through two dozen minnows catching a lot of small to a pound lmb. Then we switched to artificial baits my buddy was still catching them on a chartreuse beetle spinner and I was rewarded with this girl on a shallow diving bomber.