So after hearing of all the fish around Blackwater/Gills after the tournament Saturday I decided to make the run. Again, I'd not done it before so this was an experiment. It wasn't bad. Made the fast cruise and found at least 10 boats working the area. I also saw Don H. and he said he got three that morning - of course that was before I got there.
As I trolled around I was marking fish and some in actual, real schools. Most looked to be 30-40ft down and while I was there nothing came up to bite. I didn't notice anyone else boating fish either. I made some lure changes and trolled around for a couple hours and then headed down lake to Bulls Run. I went into Bulls Run up to BU3 and marked a big school but didn't get any to bite. So late morning I ran back to Betty/Becky and trolled to mouths. I was marking fish but again they were down and not biting. I found one good school inside Becky but noting bit. On a whim I ran up lake and trolled the stretch from R31 to R34. I marked scattered fish all over but it seems they already had lunch and weren't biting. At least half the marks did look like small fish. I think I'll try some more on Friday. Later Joel