I figured it wouldn't be great. But we had a good time just being on the water. Put in at John Paul, so much debris floating right at ramp, I didn't want to even try to start the outboard. Used trolling motor to get out a bit first.
Water had a definite brown stain to it. I never marked any big schools of bait or sandies, but we did catch a few, but it took all day. Saw someone trolling around the I-30 bridge catch a small sandie. We went down to power plant jetty, 3 boats working the area all reporting poor fishing with only a sandie every now and then. Kept working down to Red Barn, talked to 2 more boats nobody catching.
We headed east to the other side, worked the usual spots, picked one sandie up by terry boat ramp, then worked up to the iron horses . Got 2 sandies trolling there in 20 FOW, but couldn't slab any up. Finally saw some small bait balls there. We got hungy and never worked the bridge or outside Robertson park.
Overall, had a great day with my dad on the water. He likes to just be out, so we gave him a good tour of the lake
Little boat ran great, weather was great , and we didn't get skunked.