Fished 5/16 and 5/17. Water very high. Very windy. Very cloudy water. All stumps were under water. Only the tallest trees above water. 4 fishermen. Caught approximately 60. Cleaned 30 in two days. Minnows on crappie rigs using long Rod's and under slip bobbers over structure. Fished Northside of lake out of Wilborn ramp.
51° - 55° F
I went last Wednesday and I couldn't believe that the water was even lower than the last time. Hardly any current and very few fisherman (which should have told me something). We fished for about 6 hours threw every trick in the book at them and still not one bight. My partner snagged two muskies but lost them both. Until they start letting water out I would wait before I would try again.
MOON PHASE (64%)
41° - 45° F
I went to the spillway and got there around 6:30 am. First thing I noticed is that the river is really low. Barely any water coming out of the dam and there is really very little current. I fished two of my traditional spots on the east side using grubs with a 1/4 ounce head. First spot not even one bite. Moved closer to the dam and within 30 minutes caught one sauger and half an hour later caught one gar. at 9 am I hooked a pretty good muskie but after the first jump it broke my line. 9 am was when I had to leave so that's it. I did see one guy catch either a walleye or a sauger on the transition between the rock and concrete but that was about it. Until they start releasing water down there it could be pretty rough for fishing.