Report from last weekend:
Friday morning 10 til noon fished from shore downstream between bend at County O and County O boat launch. Caught a sheephead and a 51 inch sturgeon on crawlers using a river rig. Sturgeon snapped the line at the shoreline, but I grabbed him long enough to remove the hook and measure him with a knife sheath, which, along with my pliers and phone, was the only other thing within reach. I must not have worn him out, because as soon as I lowered him back in, he was gone like a torpedo! Nothing on spinners or cranks.
Friday evening fished for the last 90 minutes before sunset in the pouring rain near the dam from shore on the Alliant Energy side. One sheephead on a crawler. Nothing on cranks, spoons or jig/plastic combo. That sucked! Only one other angler crazy enough to be out there in that downpour.
Saturday evening again for about 90 minutes before sunset fished with a few friends across from the dam near Mexicali Rose. Nada - nothing - zilch on crawlers, jig/plastics or spinners. I don't think we were alone in being skunked, as I saw no activity on a boat nearby, nor among others scattered on the shoreline.
Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3pm back at the shore spot downstream, my friends and I caught 4 smallies - three smaller ones and one 15 in. All on crawlers on river rigs. Nothing on spinners.
Overall, a pretty slow weekend. But I can't complain as the sturgeon was the second largest I've ever landed.
Good luck all - I hope to get back out in a few weeks.