This past august when it got real hot I just stopped fishing due to the excessive heat on the lake in the day time. I am going to make a prediction about this great lake. I have been on it twice in the past 2 weeks. The first trip we kept 5 real nice crappies. the 2nd trip we kept 13 real nice crappies. All of them were from 10" to 11" and were really healthy and fat. I got some of the biggest fillets I have ever gotten from the crappie there. They looked like Lake Okachobee crappie. I am going to predict that this lake with the 9" size limit will become one of our better crappie lakes in Ohio. Now if we could just get them to raise that size limit to 10" we would really have some nice crappie fishing. The past two trips to C C I have seen the cleanest and clearest water I have ever seen there on the lake. I don't know the cause or the reason but it has been clear up to 5 or 6 ft deep. I am seeing structure that i have only seen on the depth finder in the past. So who knows this may be one of our best lakes down the road. It will always be one of the toughest to fish do to boat traffic and fishing pressure, depth of water and the water clearity. If you have given up on the "Dead sea" maybe you should give it another shot.