Well, soon anyway.
I started in the dark near the bridge and started up lake. I was moving, looking, trolling a little until it was light enough to safely make a run. I say safely because there were a few BIG chunks of trees in the water, the first one almost to the bridge. I safely made it all the way to R34 without any fish bothering my baits. So then I ran up to Beaver Dam and sure enough the fish were there again. I quickly got the lines in the water and in the next 30 minutes boated three fish. 13" to 18". Bummer. I wasn't too excited about bait size stripers so I started trolling back down lake. I managed to boat another one at Harbor Ridge, another baby 14". At least all these small fish should bode well for the next couple of years. I hope.
Everywhere I went I was marking fish but they were very spread out. If I trolled 100 yards I would mark 10-12 fish in groups of 1 or 2. Hard to target those. I even looked inside Indian Creek with no results. As a last resort I ran down to Becky & Betty's and looked around. Same story but down here I almost got swamped by a 200ft, 3000 ton yacht. Well, it seems that big. I thought I was going to take water over the bow. I trolled all around the area with nothing happening. I may try the Blackwater on Thursday or Friday. Later Joel