Out today sight fishing gills for five hours. What a blast. Took me a while to figure out what they wanted. Had to downsize my jig. Used spikes and wax worms which were given to me by another fisherman. Also tore my plastic in half and just used the tail. Lot's of females full of eggs. Must of also hit some beds I couldn't see when long casting. Caught some aggressive males. They bite instantly. Water very clear. Could see muskie, bass, and sheep head cruising around.
Really don't know much about spiny water flea but it's been a couple of years since I've had some of them on my line. More often on Mendota but have run into them on Monona as well.
Stay Covid free. Rat.