Late report from last weekend.
Saturday May 2 late morning - fished from shore between County O bend and the public boat launch that I don't know what is called (it is downstream of the County O bend and upstream from Fishermans' Luck). Minnows, crawlers, spoons, crankbaits, spinners and all I got was a redhorse on a crawler. Bad start to the season.
Saturday May 2 early evening - same spot, crawlers, minnows, jigs and twisters. 1 more redhorse squirting eggs (that was pleasant) and an 8 pound buffalo carp - not a game fish, but a great fight!
Sunday May 3 last couple hours prior to sunset - took boat out with intent of reaching County O bend. Fuel pump gave out first, then drifted while I was attending to that and hit a rock, rendering prop useless. Got exercise rowing upstream. Worth it, finally - 1 short (barely) sauger on crawler, 2 smallmouth bass (14-15 in.) on a Mepps Black Fury #1 spinner, and a baby sturgeon on a crawler; sturgeon looked to be about 19 in. Rowed back - downstream much easier!
Monday may 4 7:45-9am from shore near Dells Dam, power plant side. Crawlers, spinners, jigs. Only one sheephead to show for it.
Overall, not too bad (for me - I realize the above would be a bad weekend for some of my fellow anglers), but I am looking forward to more smallies next trip.
Good luck to all.