Took my wife and son out for some gills today. We did catch a few decent ones, but they all went back to fight another day. Also caught a few bullheads, which seem to be very prevalent in Redstone the last couple years. Red worms and small plastics seemed to be equally effective. Water was a foot and a half higher than normal, hence the SLOW - NO WAKE order by the Town of LaValle, which was being enforced on the lake today and was nice to see. It looked to be verbal warnings from what I saw, but that will change as time goes along I'm sure. It was a nice day to be out with the heat and humidity both down from the weekend!
We launched at the NEW, New Section 11 ramp, and although those stupid yellow posts are in the middle of the ramp, they are not as close together as they appeared from the water last week. Still not convinced they are necessary as two trucks / trailers cannot turn around at the bottom of the hill at the same time, and I'm sure they will get backed into and mess up some boats and trailers, but the engineers and/or decision makers seemed to think they were necessary? Overall, it is a very nice landing. Glad to see the expanded parking at the top of the hill as well. There is room for another 8-10 rigs over the previous version of the landing, which will be nice on holiday weekends. I saw someone already drove through the new grass planted on the south side of the driveway. Please be careful and take care of the landings. With Fox Ct. and Section 11 both being re-done in the past 10 years, it will be a few years before they get any major face lift I'm sure. Hopefully the County and/or DNR will entertain the idea of re-doing the North End landing and cutting down the ramp angle and seal-coating the parking lot. With a decent boat ramp, that landing could be just as nice as Section 11 and would maybe take some of the wear and tear that Section 11 gets as a result of the janky boat ramp. Tight lines and safe boating!