Best laid plans...
Had hoped to leave STL by noon Thursday, fish Thurs eve and Friday early morning till midday. Life got in the way, and I didn't get into Theodosia until 1am. I still was going to try and fish early, but that 5am alarm just hurt too bad.
After dealing with dead troller batteries and some other general boat nonsense, I put in at buck creek around 11am. Ramp is very FLAT! Not the launch if you must keep feet and or truck dry. Anyway, to further complicate the day, the opti must have picked up some crap in the water pump during the high water last trip, overheat alarm and very weak stream. So, plans changed to just fishing close.
Main lake points were the deal, old lake line to maybe 20', boat in 30'ish. Topwater, jerkbait, 3.3 kietech, Ned, tube, more topwater all caught fish. Quit around 4:30pm when I started seeing weather building, as being out in a storm in a broken boat didn't sound like much fun. 20ish fish to the boat, best 5 were prolly 11 and change, which I didn't feel too bad about given the time of day that I fished and lack of mobility.
water temps 80-81, wake boats and pontoons in full swing, at least as full as Bull gets.