Went out 3 times this past week (Mon-Wed-Fri) to try and catch some whites on 15 to 25 fow structures – as opposed to dead-sticking suspended fish in 30 to 45 fow as I think everyone else is doing. Was out 2 to 3 hours each time in the middle of the day and did manage at least a limit of whites each trip. Water temp is still around 48 to 50 degrees F. Places checked were East Hump, Long Ridge, Mid-lake Hump, 3-Jug Hump, Merimac Point, Spillway Hump and Iron Wall Hump. On Monday and Wednesday the only good concentrations were found and caught on Mid-lake Hump in 18 to 22 fow. On Friday the only good concentration found was at Merimac Point in 16 to 18 fow. I used a #4 silver Mepps Aglia and fished it like in my video (below). I reel it just fast enough to make the blade spin. The bite is either a light peck or the line just getting heavy. In either case I set the hook. Fish are mostly 13 to 16 inches long and more are males than fat females.
On Monday I ran into fishing friend John of John and Luanne at Mid-lake Hump. This trip he was with another fishing buddy, and I took the photo below. I also ran into J.D. and his 2 boys at Long Ridge. J.D. is a friend and work associate of TFF’s FlyingMonkey. On Wednesday I ran into and met TFF's Cedar Jim at Long Ridge. Don't know how all these folks ended up doing. Maybe they can add to this post.
John and friend at Mid-lake Hump: