anyone wanting to catch a lot of catfish on rod and reel should head to livingston now. with the water rise the catfish are biting in shallow water. all you need to do is find a point in 3' or less of water and throw out some shad. you can fish with a cork or on the bottom, it does not matter.
i did not try for carp, but they are thick in the flooded grass. you can see them rooting around everywhere there is some flooded grass.