Just got back from Hoover. Water is very stained as expected. Fished the east area with shrimp on bottom, bass minnows, a crankbait, a spinnerbait, a jig, and a buzzbait. No takers on anything except the minnows. Got one six inch crappie and this guy: A nice 20 incher. Caught in 3 FOW about 7-10 feet from shore. First nice-sized cat of the year for me. A blast on 4lb test line.