I was able to hit the chain on Saturday and cruised around a bit to see if I could find what the walleye were doing. Appears they should be spawning and did find what I think were a couple females just based on the location I found them.
50° on the river and saw as low as 47° on the main lake.
I was out 4 different mornings. Very difficult hunt. I never saw a Tom. Usually when we go out we can get the Toms to gobble to at least let us know where they are roosting but this year they wouldn't gobble to a call at all. Most wouldn't gobble until almost shooting hour and if they did gobble it was on there own. I didn't really want to hunt season A but I had to because of work. I think the cold weather must of had something to do with it.
And just a few days later, I got my first 10inch bluegill of the season. Same body of water Royce got his from, but clearly a different shaped hen bluegill. As always, trophy size fish get released😁
First outing this spring turned out fairly successful. Not consistent action yet but enough to stay interested. Nothing bigger than 12 inches though. All were released fully alive to complete the reproductive process.
Last summer while doing a surgery recovery, i got into watch the canal harbor cams of Duluth. Not sure what is going on but at night there has been several people dropping what could be nets or a trap over the side of the wall. Would like to know if these guys are catching smelt or bait?