So all this took about 3 minutes tops. I made a hard u-turn to hit the school again. They were gone!!!!. Reminded me of that movie Gone in 60 Seconds. I circled around and zigzagged toward the creek mouth but nothin' doin'. They were gone. I still trolled around there some and marked some fish but never again that school. On the way out toward the creek mouth I did pass over a small bunch and hooked another fish. It was a 19" twin.
So then I was mildly optimistic for a good day having boated two fish in about an hour. HA!!!! Little did I know. So I trolled out of Walton's and past the State Park headed to the S-curve. I was marking a fish or two here and there but mostly they were down a bit, 40-60ft. Almost to the first curve I swore I was marking fish down 90-100ft over 150ft in the river channel. But I kept on trolling. Past the ospreys, across the river, into Strawberry Banks, out of Strawberry Banks, and around the S-curves. A few scattered fish was all I saw.
So I checked those deep fish and they were still there. So I jigged over them. I had 3 jigs going, 2 passive in the rod holders and 1 I was actively working. I jigged there for an hour and got nothing. Were they really fish? If not, what was that? Then I headed back to the mouth of BandB. I was marking a few scattered fish but mostly down around 40ft. Again I saw a bunch of deep fish 50-60ft behind the yellow house. Back out with the jigs. Zip. Nothing bit. Darn.
I decided to run up lake above the bridge. I started at R31 and went up. Same story, different chapter. I marked scattered fish, 2 small schools down deep but no biters. Went all the way to R35 with no bites. But, heck, the weather was nice. I hope things pick up cause my filet knives are getting rusty.