By 7:00am the sun started peeking over the trees on the Bedford side and hit the water. That turned off the bite . I kept making passes deeper and deeper but the fish were gone. I made a pass on the shadowed Bedford side and saw nothing. All these fish and strikes again came on the small Bomber lure but not the chrome/blue back. These all hit the hot steel color: sort'a blue back, light chartreuse side and white belly. Go figure. So then I ran over theBecky & Betty's creeks just to check and I saw nothing. Acting on a good tip, I ran up to R31 and started trolling again. I started marking some fish but only 1's, 2's and 3's. I trolled up lake zig-zagging from river channel to shore looking. Right near R34 I marked three schools of fish down 40-45' but couldn't get a bite. I went all the way to Indian Creek still seeing some fish along the way. I turned around and trolled all the way back seeing fish and dodging those idiot boats.
So that's it. My two best fish got third place in the the artiftourney. I think there's only 3 of us in the artificial class. Hmmm. And another reason I don't fish the weekends. The boat ramp was a traffic jam both launching and retreiving. What a mess. Hey, at least the weather is nice. Joel