Going to be up in this area for the weekend and plan to fish around for the first time on Hilbert. Any suggestions?
Went out Saturday for some early season big mouths and gills and had a blast. Gills didn't really hit the beds yet...only saw 3 yes 3 beds on entire 1st/2nd lake for gills. A few scattered bass on beds but lots of fun activity in shallow-mid depth (10') shoreline waters. Caught a mix of about 25 large- and smallmouth bass in about 6 hours on the lake...only 2 of which were under 14". Lake looks like it has one heck of a healthy smallmouth population. Lots of pictures and fun fish on that are still out there swimming and a small take of gills around 8"-8.5" for the pan.
The flurries of activity hit harder as the sun would shine through which seemed to really activate the fish...very little weed growth in anything less than 12' of water.
Lake water levels remain very low through much of the first to second lake channel and extend into much of first lake. Be careful navigating out there!