I took my family to the Nickajack damn Saturday (5-8) for the first family fishing trip ever. And the first time I had done any real fishing in 20 years or more.
My boy caught a small drum for his first ever fish. Then about 30 minutes later got a nice size catfish, I think it was a flathead? It got loose before we could get it out of the water so I don't know how big it was.... looked to be about 24" long at least.
My youngest girl got a nice sized skipjack (was told that's what it was by an onlooker) and that was it for the day.
I was probably using the wrong hook, bobber, etc. as this first trip I was totally clueless about everything.
I don't suppose you could share that spot you found or suggest one around the area could you? :)