Out this morning after a 2 week hiatus, went 12 for 14 or 15 bites ( I lost count). 1 three year old King putting lines in at about 55 fow, 2 Lakers, 1 decent Coho, the rest Rainbows. Caught almost everything on orange spoons, 3, 5, 7, 10 lead all caught fish, Dipsy with a flasher/fly caught 1, riggers did absolutely nothing. Fished from 55 fow and eventually out to 175 but the west wind was making it pretty bumpy so came back in to 120ish. Caught fish all over the place. Had 1 double that turned into a momentary triple, then back to a double, then a single....LOL.
I think Laura and Abe had a good time on their fist trip to the big lake.
Observations: I marked way fewer fish than I have all year. I have been marking much less in the way of bait these last few trips out, today we marked none. I saw water that was 66.7* on top and 39.8* down 30 feet at the same time. The creel survey guy said it's not looking good for the Alewives right now. That's about the 5th or 6th time I've heard that this year from the USFW and DNR guys. I have to agree that I am not seeing bait either, certainly not like 3, 4, 5+ years ago. The Rainbows are long and skinny and only 1 of the fish we caught today had anything in their stomach's, the rest were empty.