Any help as to the best launch to get into Bass Bay now. Is Durham still blocked? Any issues with a 17.5 deep V getting back there? Thanks.
MOON PHASE (69%)
I was at Durham launch on the 7th there where about a dozen small patchs of cat tails floating throughout the channel. The actual launch slab was clear and a guy was paddling his kayak out but I don't think I'd try a boat. Pier wasn't in either. It was rather windy for my liking so I didn't fish that day. Came back on the 8th around 8am and launcher and box horn. Pier was in of course. Landed 2 small bass on plastics. Left at 5pm. Slow to say the least. Couldn't even muster up a snake. Threw about 20 different lures. Water temp was good based on feel at that point but I'm sure the crappy weather and cold rain have dropped the water temp considerably. I'll be back in a few weeks.
MOON PHASE (40%)
66° - 70° F
Went out for the first time this year for a couple hours late morning today. I first tried surface lures and had no luck. When I switched to shallow runners the northerns went crazy. I landed more than a dozen northerns and had equally as many hits that I couldn't land. They were all small, but it was fun. I had equal luck with a rattling crankbait, mepps #4, and spinner bait.
MOON PHASE (1%)
61° - 65° F
Was on the water at about 4:30 am and off at 11:00 am. Due to the wind, this was one of those days I spent 75% of my time paddling and 25% fishing. Still managed 3 bass (2 at 15") and 8 pike (biggest was 28" and rest were small). Was halfway between the 3rd island and the dam when the wind shifted and kicked into high gear. Its hard to get 2 foot swells on a lake that's only 4 feet deep, but we had them today.
As always, good luck to everyone.
MOON PHASE (89%)
71° - 75° F