I spent 3 1/2 hours on the water Friday afternoon and another 3 hours this afternoon. Both trips were right after storms. Water temp was 74 degrees both days. Winds were light on Friday, but got up a bit this afternoon.
I caught 12 keepers each trip. On both days, it was a slow start, but I eventually got the fish to bite better, then had to leave just when I had them hitting better. On Friday, I got such a late start after waiting out the storm that I was holding up dinner plans by staying any later. And today, I left when my trolling motor cable broke.
I caught the fish on brush and concrete, 9 to 10 feet deep, in 9 to 20 feet of water. Fewer of my spots seem to be working now, and the fish seem to be more finicky. Maybe it's because of the weather. The fish were caught on 1/16 oz and 3/32 oz jigs with my homemade plastic shad. Dark gray shad was the best color. There was no clear pattern on either day. The shallower spots worked better. Some fish wanted the bait crawled along the bottom, others wanted it dropped straight down, then left sitting still. Some bit hard, some just became weight on the jig. All of Friday's fish were released. I cleaned 3 today. One had eggs.
I don't really have any spots working right now that are close enough to a ramp to fish with my kayak, but I guess that's my only boat until that trolling motor cable comes in. I hadn't broken a cable in many years.