Making our 2nd trip with my family in 2 weeks after spending several summers as a youngin' coming up here with my parents and sister.
My dad will still go out with me for a couple trips though he is slowing down, and I can certainly put my wife and 3 yr old on the panfish pretty easily.
But I am a pretty hardcore fisherman and a have a very busy lifestyle right now with kids, my business, and volunteering so this is my 'big' fishing week of the year. Last year did decent on the northwest corner of the lake in the bay on bass and small northerns. (Green Mepp's was the ticket). Got one nice northern on the rock islands but suprisingly didnt do well there compared to 20 years ago catching 'eyes and bass. Didn't get to main basin much as I have never done well. Got a handful of surprisingly nice perch and just one crappie.
I will throw for muskies when I get out solo in the early am or evening, but if I get one great if not no biggy.
More interested in some spots for me and the ol man or the oldest to find some bigger pannies or be entertained casting. We won't keep much casting (legal walleyes we enjoy though) but are looking more for keeper pannies.
Any ideas that you can help me out with would be great. As a trade, I would be happy to buy you a beer or two at Vinchi's in Sayner or negotiate a good deal on a charter trip on lake Michigan as my brother-in-law runs a business and things are hot now. If not, totally understood and hope everyone has a great summer on the lake!