Outside the creek I saw lots of small schools toward the bank and 20 to 30 ft down. Perfect. I kept trolling up toward Grimes and saw fewer schools so I headed back. It was very frustrating because I would see all these fish and get all tense ready for a strike and nothing would happen.
I switched around lures and tried A-rigs and U-rigs and finally got a second fish, a scrappy 22" (that's "scrappy" with an S). I should have had filled the boat by then. Nothing biting so I headed back to R31. Sure enough from opposite Stoney Creek to R31 there were small schools moving along the bank. Again in 20 to 40 ft of water, and not very deep. I kept in the area for over an hour and caught nothing else. I did get some big hits but no hook-ups.
As an additional bonus the last two times out (prior to yesterday) as I was trolling I snagged and retrieved two nine bait umbrella rigs! Go figure. Out again tomorrow. Later Joel