Weather people said substantially more rain would be arriving the next few days and that was enough to motivate me to get in a quick trip before it got here....
Launched at Cedar Ridge South Friday morning about 10:30. Had run the wipers off and on along the way and as I left the ramp I donned my rain jacket to ward off some off the drizzle. Keeping
dry wasn't the only reason either...the lake air was chilly for a June day and the jacket felt good. There was a stiff SW breeze creating a 10" chop but the the predicted 20+ mph wind wasn't
happening...at least not yet! Started out fishing a fire-tiger stand-up jig with half a crawler off a point in 24-30 ft. It didn't take long before I had boated 2, 12" channel cats then a 19" walleye.
The predicted wind now arrived and boat control was becoming challenging. Soon the sun came out and the jacket came off but it seemed like the bite was now off too. Switched to other jigs
and tried 2 more points and was rewarded with 2 more cats. By now I'd had enough so I decided to run downwind to Masters Cove and try trolling for crappie in the more protected back of the
creek. Pulled 2, #7's and 1, #9 Flicker-shads ... 2- Fire-tiger and 1 Pink Cougar. All three produced and 6 keeper crappie were boated plus 1 short.
The crappie were suspended at 15 ft in 26- 30 ft of water.
Lake Level- 884.6 ft. (about an inch higher than last week's trip, roughly 17.5 ft over normal pool)
WT- 75 degrees on points and 77 in the creek
Wind- SW 15-20 mph.
Cloudy with drizzle in late morning becoming warm (78 degrees) and sunny in the afternoon.
Even though he wouldn't lie still...I did manage a quick pic of "Walter" walleye. ☺️