Mike, I know the Boyds draw downs over the years have been very frustrating. It also used to be my favorite crappie place through the ice. I got on early last year before they closed it again and it was only so so. I think that's why the walleye's have shown up in West Branch.
Sodom has incredible rocky structure for most of it's bottom. I walked around when they drew it down a couple of years ago. I've never seen so many old stone walls, roads and foundations in a reservoir bottom. The walleyes often have crayfish in their bellies as well as saw bellies. there are tons of both in this reservoir. And lots of huge bass. I know there's guys that devote a good part of their spring fishing to taking the walleyes from Sodom.
The Great Swamp drains north into the Ten Mile River(a fun trout stream) and south into Sodom. It is an absolutely amazing place to explore in a canoe, especially in a wet spring. One feels like they're in one of those exotic trips, that you have to be flown in to. I've only caught bass in the Great Swamp, but I'm told there's native trout in there and that they come down into Sodom, but I've never heard of anyone taking them.
Sodom is one of the first reservoirs to get safe ice. we were on there last December with a good six inches of the clearest, safest black ice. It's so cool to see a fish coming up. And there were big dead saw bellies frozen in that ice I couldn't explain. There weren't any other fish dead in the ice, just saw bellies, big ones, every thirty feet or so, we would see one. We would chip them out and jig with the pieces.
On my to do list is to learn the techniques to find the walleye from a boat so I just put one one there. They taste great but pound for pound they don't fight as well as a bass or trout. And unfortunately, the big ones are full of mercury like all the other big fish in these reservoirs.