I had the day to myself so spent it on the lake from 8:50AM to 4:35PM. It was a good fishing day with 98 caught: 80 whites, 9 cats, 3 legal hybrids, a short hybrid and 5 keeper size yellow bass. It was a scouting trip where I would find fish on the electronics and then verify they would bite by catching 5 to 10 at most spots. I started at a spot south of Crappie Island. I had been catching fish there the last few days and I wanted to see if it still held fish. It did and I caught 5 whites and a hybrid there. I will put this new spot on my map - two humps close together I'll name Drew's Humps.
Next place I found fish was the small hump immediately SW of Sam's Hump. Caught 5 whites there and moved on. From there I went north to the Rock Pile, where I caught another 5 whites then moved on to Enchanted Isle Ridge. It had a lot of big whites on it , so I stayed longer catching whites til I got to a cumulative count of 50. Also caught 2 hybrids there. Next I went to Game Warden Hump and caught 10 more whites, then to Dollhouse Point and caught 10 more big whites. Last spot was Long Ridge. It was loaded and I caught another 10 whites and headed in.
Fish were in 16 to 22 fow. I used a #4 Mepps. They wanted it jump-started and reeled fast 3 to 5 turns. That's good news in that it appears we no longer have to downsize to a #2 because of the small shad.
On Monday I took my 3 yr old grandson and his parents out for a short trip. Here is a pic:
Was out at 7:30AM and really enjoyed the great, cool weather. I caught fish at Drew's Humps, the Rock Pile, Enchanted Isle Ridge and Iron Wall Hump. Ended up with 63: 50 whites, 3 legal hybrids, 2 short hybrids, 6 cats and 2 keeper yellow bass. All caught on #4 Mepps and in 18 to 22 fow.