Barely keep anything not nuts about cleaning ??
Great morning on the river. Avoided problem pier area but still found lotsa gills fair amount of crappies and couple bass to 16". Crawler halves for all but the crappies which bit on gulp or minnows equally. Ran into lake linker Mr. Bass who did well also.
71° - 75° F
66° - 70° F
Finally the fish we're biting Tuesday night. Landed multiple LMB between 15"-17", and one dink at 12". Most fish located in a small area, found them after moving 4 times. Fished from 4:30-7, maybe 3 other boats on the lake, ended the day being the only boat out there.
The dnr launch. I don't know if the water level is just low right now or what. The library launch is fine 3-4 feet deep almost the entire way, but it does get pretty shallow 1.5-2 ft deep right before you get to where the boats coming from the marina are. The river channel from the dnr launch was shallow almost the entire way down the river. I launched there with a friend at the beginning of the season and it didn't seem as bad, granted we were in a flat bottom with a 2.5 on the back. I hit a spot coming down yesterday and my depth was .5, .6 ft for about 100 yards and my motor was definitely struggling, so I shut it down and trolled till it got back to almost 2ft.
Basswhacker.... When you say 'Tichigan Launch' about being very shallow, do you mean the DNR launch by the iron bridge which is north of the lake? Besides this 'iron bridge' launch, the only two other launches in the area are the free Waterford launch by the library and the for-pay launch at Waterford Marina.
Coming from either of the Waterford launches I have not found the river to be so low that one has trouble navigating. Just ask all the water skiers flying back and forth in the river.