Ron Wong (lroutdoors.com) told us, "Sardis is still a little above normal summer pool of 260 feet but slowly being dropped. Lots of crappie can be caught trolling 3XD Firetiger or Sexy Shad colored crankbaits. Best areas are from the mouth of Toby Tubby to Clear Creek and along the face of the dam (more smaller fish near the dam, but lots of action). Pushing the new Jenko Fishing midnight orange colored crappie crank in the same areas 12 - 15 feet deep will catch fish. For those that like to vertical jig, fish the timber in front of Coontown Landing 12 - 14 feet deep with a 1/8th ounce Pro Built jig rigged with a Bobby Garland 3 inch Slab Slay'R. Bass can be caught early and late on a Strike King Sexy Dawg on main lake points. Once the sun gets up, use a Strike King 6XD shad colored crankbait in the same area. Some good size bass can also be caught along the river edge from Hurricane to Toby Tubby using a Carolina-rigged 8-inch lizard or 10-inch red shad worm. Catfish are good around Engineers Point using cut skipjack or night crawlers. Bream are excellent 2 - 4 feet deep in the Blackwater Creek area and along the bank to Piney Point using crickets or wax worms."