Ralf from central Iowa, booked a half day guide trip Monday morning, for 3 people with me out on Castle Rock!
We launched the boat from the Buckhorn Bridge launch at 6 am, water temp was 76.7 and by the time we left the lake the water temp was just under 80, lake was like glass the entire trip very little wind.
Monday morning we trolled cranks and boards in 12 to 17 f.o.w. 1.9 to 2.1 worked the best for us. Mid morning we jigged a few spots boating fish in every spot we fished! Guys ended the day with 3 "Keepers" 1 slot, bunch of short walleyes,1, crappie, everything went back to fight another day.
Monday afternoon trip with Tom and his wife. Tom just wanted to catch a few Panfish/Walleyes and have a good time since they are up at there cabin enjoying a few days off before heading back to the grind. I have fished with Tom and his wife a few times in the past!
Monday afternoon we pitched weedless jigs in heavy wood cover and jigged the main river channel, Half crawler worked the best for Walleyes/Smallies, Panfish "Big Red" worms worked the best .
Guys took home a few nice gills/crappies for dinner, everything else went back to fight another day!
Anyone looking to book a guide trip, I have August-24th,25th,26,28th,30th and 31st still open.
Good luck,be safe!