We have a woodburner in our house, some of my favorite fires of the year are after a day like today, mid May when you think you're done burning wood for the year. I wasn't watching the clock but sometime around late morning I was down to a t-shirt, I'm guessing it was mid seventies. At days end after the 6 mile ride back to the landing, the hand wrapped around the tiller handle was numb, temp 46*. The water went from almost flat to a big rollers, sunny skies to clouds, and a 30* temp drop in a couple of hours. Customer Larry and I fished a full 8 hours . We had enough action on walleyes , the cold did trigger one big fish to bite, our last fish was a thick 22" we released.
To some extent it was one of those you should have been here yesterday days. I would say yesterday was the best bite of the year so far (for us), it was one of those days when everything seemed to be active. I did fish a long day, from 8am to 8pm, we boated 35-40 walleyes, a batch of big perch, smallmouth, many pike(one around 30", big for the tff) had two muskies on, netted one and the other close. We fished probably 20 spots and caught a fish of some species on all but two. Tried one 12' spot for a zero, think the other zero was shallow boulders. The winning pattern was wood structure in 4-6', we did have one area with a mix of stumps, hard sand and rock in 7-8' that gave up several perch and walleyes, also the musky brought to the net along with an abundance of rock bass.
Morning trip yesterday with father and son, Paul and his 86 year old father Jim was special, 86 years old and still a good touch for catching fish on a 1/16 oz. jig.
Had a good week of fishing, as always they don't jump in the net every day, Monday was probably our slower day though we still managed some keeper walleyes.
HRG hope you and Joe had a great stay hope to run into you next time.