We just came Saturday the 23rd as well. We had a group of 5 guys and stay in the Southwest corner at Northern Lights. Weather was not very kind all week and as a result we only made it as far as Time Sqaure one time. On the other hand the group agreed it was our most productive year of fishing in three attempts.
If we could find a weed edge, almost anywhere we tried; we could pull perch and walleys out of 6- 10 ft of water. My partner and I almost exclusively slip bobber and it just plain works for us. 90% of the fish we caught were on leeches. Smallies were on the feed and literally any rocky shore we tried with a slip bobber and a leach produced smallies. The more boulder-ish looking the better. Many 14"'s but lots of 16 to 18"s as well. If we fiished rocky points, reefs or humps, the hot bite was more in the 10 to 12 ft range. Walleyes and smallies together often. This is where the bigger smallies came. Again, mostly on leeches.
Walleyes ranging in size from 15 to 24" could be found in any of these spots and frequently swimming together.
Caught some nice pike in the 24" upto 35" inch size fishing 6 inch suckers in 8 to 10 feet of weeds; near the edge. the bigger perch came in these spots as well. Perch coming on small minnows.
Had musky follow walleyes to the boat numerous times. What a freakin' rush! No takers on the follows though. One 42 1/2 inch beautiful tiger caught on the 6" sucker. All follows and caught fish on rock humps fishing near the walleyes. These spot were very close to the 40 foot hole near the narrown leading down to the SW corner.
the mayflatch hatch seemed to be in full bloom but did not deter the fish at all. In fact; the bays where they were hatching were some of the more productive. Cedar is an awesome fishery and the more expirience we are getting; the more we are realizing that.
51 weeks cannot go by fast enough. Need to figure out a fall trip somehow!?!?!
Good luck to those of you headed up soon.