Lake Hickory 9/18 I wanted to check on the boat after the rain. Did not take on a drop. They dropped the lake last week and its dead on full now. Kudos on the management. ...more I grabbed a couple of rods when the entire main channel was boiling. Waste of time chasing schools spread out that far. I never found a cove with schooling fish so i fished channel banks that had wind hopefully blowing bait in. I gave up after 2 hours of casting in and having warmouth hit my bass worms and crankbaits. I would say my Thursday the water should be stained enough to catch some fish. Water temp was 73 and will be back to 80 soon. I did make some brownie points by snagging some nice driftwood. Not much of a report. If you head to Hickory i would not leave dock til sun is up.