Fished Mendota for the first time in forever. (I fished it years ago with my dad) I trolled both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Tried shallow and deep using crankbaits that run shallow or deep according to the area I was fishing. This was a learning exp. for me so I didn't really have any expectations.
Ended up catching a couple of walleyes under 18" and several white bass. And because this was an "experiment weeekend" for me I ran around to several different areas and never really got a pattern going. I will say that most of the fish I caught came in 16' of water or less and all before 8:30am. I liked fishing this lake and will do it again, even if it is next season. But I will watch this thread and hope to pick up a few pointers from those of you who fish this body of water regularly and have more success.
The surface weeds did drive me crazy, but I'd be willing to put up with them if I had a little more success. I'm also curious if there's this much floating vegetation earlier in the season.