The big channels from the lake should be showing up any time now. They normally start showing up near the tail end of the lake-smallmouth run. I've done best using large minnows -- even more than one on a hook in the deeper areas with good current. Caught a few small channels and a small flathead on a tube jig when fishing for smallies in the rocky last week, so they are probably starting to show up. The sheephead are in the river as well.