Started off after crappies. Surprised to see shallow river bays still holding them. Many very small. But managed 10 keepers, with one beauty--a blue-white 12"er. Fish were particulary tight to older piers. Worked the big lake for LM bass. Got one 17" and 2 smaller ones before resorting to slow shoreline drive around the whole lake.
Somewhat surprised at the amount of thick matted weeds in lake bays and shallow water. So thick in some spots, one couldnt fish there. Guess this comes with clear water. Found numerous large gill beds. Gills just starting. Water is clear and fish are easily found. With scheduled warm weather for this week, they could be really thick for the holiday weekend.