I live on the other side of the lake, fishing is good there, like they said, alot of pickerel.There's a fair number of smallmouth in the river channels around the mouth of the lake, (if you have a boat) but im sure if you fished some of the points around the islands in big cove, you'd hit some smallies.
I've tryed it a few times this year. It was starting to get decent before the big rain, but I've found it slowed down alot since. THe pickerel seemed to stop biting, or they're just harder to find with the water so much higher, or I suck at fishing when the water is high. Either way the fishing has slowed down alot.