J Meriwether Stellman and I dragged the plastic fleet Saturday despite my feeble attempts to convince hm to let me take the tincan. Up 120 in the fog.
Felt really great to be yakking. We decided to head up Mormon Creek arm hoping to find shad on top. Bait was there but hanging deep, grebes feeding everywhere back there. I ran a jointed shad rap in white on top. This bait runs about 15 feet deep. Caught two nice rainbows even though one escaped my inept net job. Jerry has pics of my fish but probably had thumb on lens since he TOTALLY SKUNKED on trout. Very slow morning. On the plus side Chef Stellman whips up a hot shore lunch and we pop the cork on some red. Sausages, hoagie rolls mustard and sauerkraut.
Outstanding. We will be expanding on this theme.
We toplined all day and I think we would have done much better down 25-30 ft deep. We ran Excel spoons, flashers, naked, Thomas Bouyants, kastmasters, rapalas etc. At one point I looked for my stringer and it was gone with my lone trout. Stellarman to the rescue as it was hanging by a thread from my rudder
Afternoon was slooooow. 11 miles pedaled. 2 trout and a handful of pitifully small spotted bass. I cheated on the way back and deployed my downwind friend.